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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
EQR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 565 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. EQR: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EQR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.45
EQR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. EQR: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EQR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.45
0.3
0.58
Interest Coverage 2.02
EQR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 467 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. EQR: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EQR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 2.02 Max: 9999.99
Current: 2.02
0.8
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.62
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
3.04%
5.16%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 35.51
EQR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 603 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 44.68 vs. EQR: 35.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EQR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 21.21  Med: 27.22 Max: 38.18
Current: 35.51
21.21
38.18
Net-margin (%) 27.75
EQR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 603 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 35.44 vs. EQR: 27.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EQR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 15.99  Med: 26.11 Max: 76.67
Current: 27.75
15.99
76.67
ROE (%) 7.03
EQR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 603 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. EQR: 7.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EQR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.66  Med: 7.87 Max: 20.53
Current: 7.03
3.66
20.53
ROA (%) 3.20
EQR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. EQR: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EQR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.79  Med: 3.91 Max: 9.14
Current: 3.2
1.79
9.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.09
EQR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 527 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. EQR: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EQR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.14  Med: 3.32 Max: 13.62
Current: 5.09
2.14
13.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
EQR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 420 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. EQR: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EQR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -6.20 Max: 6.2
Current: 4.6
0
6.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.30
EQR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 372 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. EQR: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EQR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 9.3
Current: 9.3
0
9.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 130.70
EQR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 316 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. EQR: 130.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EQR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.3  Med: -5.30 Max: 130.7
Current: 130.7
-42.3
130.7
» EQR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

EQR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 5,026 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 100,900 sh (+48.60%)
Murray Stahl 13,276 sh (+4.38%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 107,974 sh (+2.90%)
Pioneer Investments 194,700 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
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Q4 2014

EQR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 138,400 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 107,974 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 186,800 sh (-4.06%)
Jeremy Grantham 94,100 sh (-6.74%)
Murray Stahl 11,401 sh (-14.12%)
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Q1 2015

EQR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 2,813 sh (New)
Jim Simons 439,100 sh (+217.27%)
Jeremy Grantham 99,700 sh (+5.95%)
Pioneer Investments 184,900 sh (-1.02%)
Murray Stahl 10,548 sh (-7.48%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 94,050 sh (-12.90%)
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Q2 2015

EQR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 98,130 sh (+4.34%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 37.75
EQR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
81% of the 481 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. EQR: 37.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EQR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.36  Med: 19.58 Max: 115.28
Current: 37.75
8.36
115.28
Forward P/E 42.19
EQR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 319 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 18.02 vs. EQR: 42.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 37.60
EQR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
80% of the 474 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. EQR: 37.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EQR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 35.96  Med: 289.54 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 37.6
35.96
99999999.99
P/B 2.65
EQR's P/B is ranked lower than
89% of the 594 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. EQR: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EQR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.38 Max: 3.52
Current: 2.65
0.97
3.52
P/S 10.70
EQR's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 604 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. EQR: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EQR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.43  Med: 8.55 Max: 12.29
Current: 10.7
2.43
12.29
PFCF 110.02
EQR's PFCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 205 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 21.64 vs. EQR: 110.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EQR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 19.46  Med: 109.93 Max: 885.5
Current: 110.02
19.46
885.5
POCF 21.24
EQR's POCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 508 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 14.72 vs. EQR: 21.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EQR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.64  Med: 19.10 Max: 24.49
Current: 21.24
6.64
24.49
EV-to-EBIT 33.65
EQR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 533 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 21.48 vs. EQR: 33.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EQR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 25.1  Med: 48.90 Max: 72.1
Current: 33.65
25.1
72.1
PEG 9.17
EQR's PEG is ranked lower than
84% of the 160 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. EQR: 9.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
EQR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 5.68  Med: 18.45 Max: 4020
Current: 9.17
5.68
4020
Shiller P/E 28.81
EQR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 273 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 22.61 vs. EQR: 28.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EQR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.93  Med: 23.21 Max: 31.67
Current: 28.81
6.93
31.67
Current Ratio 0.31
EQR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 564 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. EQR: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EQR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.01 Max: 3.6
Current: 0.31
0.12
3.6
Quick Ratio 0.31
EQR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 564 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. EQR: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EQR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.01 Max: 3.6
Current: 0.31
0.12
3.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.81
EQR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
105% of the 790 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.94 vs. EQR: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EQR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.31  Med: 3.57 Max: 11.37
Current: 2.81
2.31
11.37
Dividend Payout 1.07
EQR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
66% of the 576 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. EQR: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EQR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.21 Max: 16.9
Current: 1.07
0.13
16.9
Dividend growth (3y) 8.20
EQR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 325 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. EQR: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
EQR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -7.7  Med: 3.20 Max: 8.2
Current: 8.2
-7.7
8.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.64
EQR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
87% of the 789 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 5.53 vs. EQR: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EQR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.99  Med: 4.62 Max: 14.72
Current: 3.64
2.99
14.72
Share Buyback Rate -6.60
EQR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 397 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. EQR: -6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
EQR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.6  Med: -4.90 Max: -48.3
Current: -6.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.65
EQR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 582 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EQR: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EQR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.92 Max: 3.35
Current: 2.65
0.89
3.35
Price/Projected FCF 4.62
EQR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
86% of the 256 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. EQR: 4.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EQR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 2.54 Max: 8.94
Current: 4.62
0.72
8.94
Price/Median PS Value 1.25
EQR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 550 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. EQR: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EQR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.34
Current: 1.25
0.31
1.34
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 7.36
EQR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 131 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. EQR: 7.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
EQR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 2.76 Max: 132.38
Current: 7.36
0.58
132.38
Price/Graham Number 2.04
EQR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
85% of the 468 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. EQR: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EQR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.53 Max: 4.91
Current: 2.04
0.73
4.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.98
EQR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 583 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. EQR: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EQR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.00 Max: 4
Current: 2.98
1.4
4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.26
EQR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 323 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. EQR: 4.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EQR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -10.3  Med: 0.55 Max: 10.8
Current: 4.26
-10.3
10.8

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Residential
Compare:PPS, AVB, AGNC, AIV, UDR » details
Traded in other countries:EQR.Germany,
Equity Residential, a Maryland real estate investment trust formed in March 1993, is an S&P 500 company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, development and management of apartment properties in U.S. growth markets. It owns and manages nearly 400 properties located in Boston, New York, Washington, DC, South Florida, Seattle, San Francisco, Southern California and Denver. ERP Operating Limited Partnership (ERPOP), an Illinois limited partnership, was formed in May 1993 to conduct the multifamily residential property business of the company. The Company is the general partner of, and as of December 31, 2014 owns 96.2% ownership interest in, ERPOP. All of the Company's property ownership, development and related business operations are conducted through the Operating Partnership and the company has no material assets or liabilities other than its investment in ERPOP. The Company's corporate headquarters are located in Chicago, Illinois and the Company also operates property management offices in each of its markets. The Company, directly or indirectly through investments in title holding entities, owns all or a portion of 391 properties located in 12 states and the District of Columbia consisting of 109,225 apartment units. The Company The Company competes with other entities that have greater resources than the Company and whose managers have more experience than the Company's managers. Federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment may require a current or previous owner or operator of real estate to investigate and clean up hazardous or toxic substances or petroleum product releases at such property.
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