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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
Equity to Asset 0.45
EQR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 631 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. EQR: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EQR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.45
0.3
0.58
Interest Coverage 2.27
EQR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 520 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. EQR: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EQR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.01 Max: 9999.99
Current: 2.27
0.76
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.64
M-Score: -2.85
WACC vs ROIC
4.42%
4.98%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 36.75
EQR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 636 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 44.56 vs. EQR: 36.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EQR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.79  Med: 26.38 Max: 35.24
Current: 36.75
20.79
35.24
Net-margin (%) 31.70
EQR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 637 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 35.08 vs. EQR: 31.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EQR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.93  Med: 48.17 Max: 76.67
Current: 31.7
16.93
76.67
ROE (%) 8.28
EQR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 641 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.65 vs. EQR: 8.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EQR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.31  Med: 14.09 Max: 20.53
Current: 8.28
5.31
20.53
ROA (%) 3.78
EQR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 646 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. EQR: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EQR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.79  Med: 5.21 Max: 9.14
Current: 3.78
1.79
9.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.54
EQR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 531 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. EQR: 4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EQR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.14  Med: 2.46 Max: 5.02
Current: 4.54
2.14
5.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.20
EQR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 429 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. EQR: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EQR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -5.40 Max: 10.2
Current: 10.2
0
10.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.70
EQR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 382 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. EQR: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EQR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 11.7
Current: 11.7
0
11.7
» EQR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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

Chris Davis 234,124 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 490,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,560 sh (+275.40%)
Jim Simons 634,700 sh (+44.55%)
Murray Stahl 12,726 sh (+20.65%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 98,130 sh (+4.34%)
Pioneer Investments 177,100 sh (-4.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 82,000 sh (-17.75%)
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Q3 2015

EQR Guru Trades in Q3 2015

George Soros 42,541 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 99,493 sh (+1.39%)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 169,100 sh (-4.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,643 sh (-18.15%)
Murray Stahl 9,733 sh (-23.52%)
Chris Davis 125,032 sh (-46.60%)
Jim Simons 327,400 sh (-48.42%)
Jeremy Grantham 27,213 sh (-66.81%)
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Q4 2015

EQR Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 713,100 sh (+117.81%)
Chris Davis 182,607 sh (+46.05%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 167,400 sh (-1.01%)
Murray Stahl 7,351 sh (-24.47%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 29.71
EQR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
76% of the 824 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 14.86 vs. EQR: 29.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EQR' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.17  Med: 19.49 Max: 115.55
Current: 29.71
8.17
115.55
Forward P/E 39.68
EQR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
88% of the 546 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. EQR: 39.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 29.79
EQR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
71% of the 633 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 17.11 vs. EQR: 29.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EQR' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.83  Med: 174.14 Max: 2244
Current: 29.79
28.83
2244
P/B 2.59
EQR's P/B is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 824 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. EQR: 2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EQR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.47 Max: 3.52
Current: 2.59
0.97
3.52
P/S 10.00
EQR's P/S is ranked lower than
96% of the 824 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. EQR: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EQR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.55  Med: 8.90 Max: 13.38
Current: 10
2.55
13.38
PFCF 83.87
EQR's PFCF is ranked lower than
90% of the 415 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 19.57 vs. EQR: 83.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EQR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.39  Med: 113.26 Max: 734.25
Current: 83.87
23.39
734.25
POCF 19.73
EQR's POCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 824 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. EQR: 19.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EQR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.64  Med: 19.49 Max: 24.49
Current: 19.73
6.64
24.49
EV-to-EBIT 31.61
EQR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
78% of the 824 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. EQR: 31.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EQR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.4  Med: 49.25 Max: 82.4
Current: 31.61
29.4
82.4
EV-to-EBITDA 19.00
EQR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
73% of the 824 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 14.56 vs. EQR: 19.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EQR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.9  Med: 21.00 Max: 31.7
Current: 19
13.9
31.7
PEG 5.45
EQR's PEG is ranked lower than
78% of the 174 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. EQR: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
EQR' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.55  Med: 13.76 Max: 3603.61
Current: 5.45
4.55
3603.61
Shiller P/E 25.60
EQR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 275 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. EQR: 25.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EQR' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.94  Med: 23.54 Max: 33.2
Current: 25.6
7.94
33.2
Current Ratio 0.39
EQR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 595 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. EQR: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EQR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.71 Max: 3.6
Current: 0.39
0.12
3.6
Quick Ratio 0.39
EQR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 595 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. EQR: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EQR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.71 Max: 3.6
Current: 0.39
0.12
3.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.13
EQR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 822 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 5.74 vs. EQR: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EQR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: 3.43 Max: 11.37
Current: 3.13
2.31
11.37
Dividend Payout 0.94
EQR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 676 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. EQR: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EQR' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.14 Max: 16.9
Current: 0.94
0.13
16.9
Dividend Growth (3y) 8.20
EQR's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 333 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 Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.7  Med: 3.00 Max: 8.2
Current: 8.2
-7.7
8.2
Forward Dividend Yield 3.13
EQR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 822 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.08 vs. EQR: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.05
EQR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
90% of the 823 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. EQR: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EQR' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.99  Med: 4.44 Max: 14.72
Current: 4.05
2.99
14.72
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -8.60
EQR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 399 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: -7.10 vs. EQR: -8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
EQR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.1  Med: -3.10 Max: 4.6
Current: -8.6
-47.1
4.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.60
EQR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 824 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. EQR: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EQR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.95 Max: 3.35
Current: 2.6
0.89
3.35
Price/Projected FCF 5.18
EQR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 446 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. EQR: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EQR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 2.54 Max: 8.94
Current: 5.18
0.72
8.94
Price/Median PS Value 1.12
EQR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 822 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. EQR: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EQR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.12
0.3
1.3
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.74
EQR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 245 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EQR: 3.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
EQR' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 3.31 Max: 132.38
Current: 3.74
0.58
132.38
Price/Graham Number 1.87
EQR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 761 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. EQR: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EQR' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.37 Max: 14.81
Current: 1.87
0.97
14.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.14
EQR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. EQR: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EQR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 2.00 Max: 3.4
Current: 3.14
1.2
3.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.24
EQR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 323 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. EQR: 7.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EQR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.3  Med: 0.80 Max: 11.7
Current: 7.24
-10.3
11.7

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2745
EPS $ 2.35
Beta0.25
Short Percentage of Float1.49%
52-Week Range $61.90 - 82.53
Shares Outstanding(Mil)364.26

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,977 2,046
EPS($) 1.44 1.78
EPS without NRI($) 1.44 1.78

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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