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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
APTS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 564 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. APTS: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
APTS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.42
APTS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 588 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. APTS: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
APTS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.42
0.29
0.51
Interest Coverage 1.21
APTS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
82% of the 466 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. APTS: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
APTS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.21
Current: 1.21
0.34
1.21
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.48
M-Score: 1.21
WACC vs ROIC
4.08%
2.04%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 17.13
APTS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 601 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 44.68 vs. APTS: 17.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
APTS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -84.9  Med: 10.92 Max: 21.78
Current: 17.13
-84.9
21.78
Net-margin (%) -2.13
APTS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 601 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 35.44 vs. APTS: -2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
APTS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -118.79  Med: -6.95 Max: 3.7
Current: -2.13
-118.79
3.7
ROE (%) -0.57
APTS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 601 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 vs. APTS: -0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
APTS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -50.03  Med: -2.03 Max: 0.92
Current: -0.57
-50.03
0.92
ROA (%) -0.24
APTS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. APTS: -0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
APTS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.21  Med: -0.93 Max: 0.4
Current: -0.24
-18.21
0.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.57
APTS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 526 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 8.51 vs. APTS: 3.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
APTS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -17.65  Med: 1.62 Max: 3.42
Current: 3.57
-17.65
3.42
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

APTS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Q4 2014

APTS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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Q1 2015

APTS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 69.93
APTS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
96% of the 318 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 17.99 vs. APTS: 69.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.70
APTS's P/B is ranked higher than
90% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. APTS: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
APTS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.7
0.59
1.2
P/S 3.00
APTS's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 601 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 7.01 vs. APTS: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
APTS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.26  Med: 3.29 Max: 23.71
Current: 3
2.26
23.71
POCF 11.40
APTS's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 505 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 14.49 vs. APTS: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
APTS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.38  Med: 10.41 Max: 27.67
Current: 11.4
7.38
27.67
EV-to-EBIT 46.49
APTS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
86% of the 532 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 21.12 vs. APTS: 46.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
APTS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -219.9  Med: 23.30 Max: 164
Current: 46.49
-219.9
164
Current Ratio 4.63
APTS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 563 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. APTS: 4.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
APTS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.17 Max: 4.63
Current: 4.63
0.21
4.63
Quick Ratio 4.63
APTS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 563 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. APTS: 4.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
APTS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.17 Max: 4.63
Current: 4.63
0.21
4.63
Days Sales Outstanding 37.82
APTS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
68% of the 491 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 18.15 vs. APTS: 37.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
APTS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.23  Med: 20.14 Max: 28.34
Current: 37.82
1.23
28.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 6.59
APTS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 787 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 5.34 vs. APTS: 6.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
APTS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.39  Med: 6.54 Max: 7.71
Current: 6.59
1.39
7.71
Dividend Payout 3.00
APTS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
91% of the 574 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. APTS: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
APTS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 1.78  Med: 3.46 Max: 4.85
Current: 3
1.78
4.85
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.59
APTS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 785 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. APTS: 6.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
APTS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.39  Med: 6.54 Max: 7.71
Current: 6.59
1.39
7.71

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.72
APTS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 578 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. APTS: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
APTS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.72
0.63
1.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
APTS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 548 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. APTS: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
APTS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.01 Max: 7.27
Current: 0.93
0.7
7.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.18
APTS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 580 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. APTS: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
APTS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.75 Max: 4.3
Current: 2.18
0.6
4.3

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Residential
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Preferred Apartment Communities Inc was formed as a Maryland corporation on September 18, 2009 and has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT. 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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