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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
APTS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 593 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. APTS: 0.05 )
APTS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05

Equity to Asset 0.49
APTS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 628 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. APTS: 0.49 )
APTS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.49

0.29
0.49
Interest Coverage 0.36
APTS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 507 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. APTS: 0.36 )
APTS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.36

0.36
0.78
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.52
M-Score: 0.33
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.77
APTS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 628 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 40.21 vs. APTS: 5.77 )
APTS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -84.9   Max: 15.96
Current: 5.77

-84.9
15.96
Net-margin (%) -13.96
APTS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 629 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 35.06 vs. APTS: -13.96 )
APTS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -118.79   Max: -1.5
Current: -13.96

-118.79
-1.5
ROE (%) -2.42
APTS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 629 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. APTS: -2.42 )
APTS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -24.54   Max: -0.29
Current: -2.42

-24.54
-0.29
ROA (%) -1.17
APTS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 632 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. APTS: -1.17 )
APTS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -92.29   Max: -0.12
Current: -1.17

-92.29
-0.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 0.95
APTS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 538 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 5.16 vs. APTS: 0.95 )
APTS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.68   Max: 2.68
Current: 0.95

-7.68
2.68
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Ratios

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P/B 0.80
APTS's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. APTS: 0.80 )
APTS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1.2
Current: 0.8

0.7
1.2
P/S 3.20
APTS's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 7.82 vs. APTS: 3.20 )
APTS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.45   Max: 23.71
Current: 3.2

2.45
23.71
EV-to-EBIT 41.30
APTS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 35.58 vs. APTS: 41.30 )
APTS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 38.3   Max: 191.9
Current: 41.3

38.3
191.9
Current Ratio 0.99
APTS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 571 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. APTS: 0.99 )
APTS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.67
Current: 0.99

0.21
3.67
Quick Ratio 0.99
APTS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 571 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. APTS: 0.99 )
APTS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.67
Current: 0.99

0.21
3.67

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 7.00
APTS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 631 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. APTS: 7.00 )
APTS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 7.71
Current: 7

1.39
7.71
Dividend Payout 1.99
APTS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. APTS: 1.99 )
APTS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: -1.88   Max: 4.85
Current: 1.99

-1.88
4.85
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.00
APTS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 616 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. APTS: 7.00 )
APTS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 7.71
Current: 7

1.39
7.71

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 0.80
APTS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. APTS: 0.80 )
APTS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.29
Current: 0.8

0.71
1.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
APTS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. APTS: 0.80 )
APTS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 6.27
Current: 0.8

0.66
6.27
Price/Graham Number 1.30
APTS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. APTS: 1.30 )
APTS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 1.16
Current: 1.3

Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.40
APTS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. APTS: 2.40 )
APTS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.6
Current: 2.4

0.5
2.6

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Residential
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Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. was formed as a Maryland corporation on September 18, 2009. The Company is formed to acquire multifamily properties in select targeted markets throughout the United States. The Company may acquire senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or mezzanine debt secured by interests in multifamily properties, membership or partnership interests in multifamily properties and other multifamily assets. The Company is in the development stage. It is in the process of forming a subsidiary, Preferred Apartment Communities Operating Partnership, LP. Its investment strategy is to acquire assets in opportunistic and stable markets, taking advantage of a depleting inventory and favorable financing available from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
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