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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
ESS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. ESS: 0.03 )
ESS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.52
ESS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 638 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. ESS: 0.52 )
ESS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.52

0.25
0.59
Interest Coverage 1.80
ESS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 551 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. ESS: 1.80 )
ESS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.8

0.62
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.35
M-Score: -2.70
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 23.09
ESS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 647 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 42.30 vs. ESS: 23.09 )
ESS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.82   Max: 50.23
Current: 23.09

11.82
50.23
Net-margin (%) 18.14
ESS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 648 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 34.06 vs. ESS: 18.14 )
ESS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.69   Max: 34.67
Current: 18.14

8.69
34.67
ROE (%) 4.92
ESS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 657 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.78 vs. ESS: 4.92 )
ESS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.26   Max: 16.49
Current: 4.92

3.26
16.49
ROA (%) 2.00
ESS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 658 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. ESS: 2.00 )
ESS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 5.07
Current: 2

1.03
5.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.00
ESS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 583 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. ESS: 3.00 )
ESS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 8.07
Current: 3

1.75
8.07
Revenue Growth (%) 5.80
ESS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 539 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ESS: 5.80 )
ESS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.5   Max: 21.9
Current: 5.8

-3.5
21.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.40
ESS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 498 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. ESS: 10.40 )
ESS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.1   Max: 68.6
Current: 10.4

-22.1
68.6
EPS Growth (%) 43.10
ESS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 404 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. ESS: 43.10 )
ESS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.4   Max: 55.1
Current: 43.1

-24.4
55.1
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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ESS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 3,893 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 25,100 sh (New)
Chris Davis 240,007 sh (+2.61%)
Steven Romick -88,200 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 34,780 sh (-1.9%)
Steven Cohen 2,048 sh (-37.24%)
Chuck Royce 8,000 sh (-91.21%)
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Q1 2014

ESS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 12,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 222,930 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 40,439 sh (+61.11%)
Steven Cohen 2,775 sh (+35.5%)
Chuck Royce 8,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick -88,200 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 34,340 sh (-1.27%)
Chris Davis 184,752 sh (-23.02%)
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Q2 2014

ESS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Pioneer Investments 12,281 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 12,300 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 34,658 sh (+0.93%)
Steven Romick -88,200 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 8,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 38,286 sh (-5.32%)
Chris Davis 132,244 sh (-28.42%)
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Q3 2014

ESS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Romick -88,200 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ESS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$164.82 - $185.25 $ 186.716%0
Chris Davis 2014-06-30 Reduce -28.42%0.02%$164.82 - $185.25 $ 186.716%132244
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$143.51 - $171.8 $ 186.7116%12100
Chris Davis 2014-03-31 Reduce -23.02%0.02%$143.51 - $171.8 $ 186.7116%184752
Chris Davis 2013-09-30 Reduce -39.47%0.06%$141.49 - $169.6 $ 186.7120%233899
Ken Fisher 2013-09-30 Reduce -46.19%0.01%$141.49 - $169.6 $ 186.7120%35455
Ken Heebner 2013-06-30 Sold Out 2%$148.43 - $170.47 $ 186.7119%0
Chris Davis 2013-06-30 Add 28.2%0.04%$148.43 - $170.47 $ 186.7119%386391
James Barrow 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$148.43 - $170.47 $ 186.7119%0
Ken Heebner 2013-03-31 Reduce -20.52%0.53%$146.65 - $155.05 $ 186.7123%536500
James Barrow 2013-03-31 Reduce -79.66%0.09%$146.65 - $155.05 $ 186.7123%79249
James Barrow 2012-12-31 Reduce -52.93%0.13%$138.08 - $150 $ 186.7130%389620
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.0015%$148.24 - $160.28 $ 186.7121%0
Ken Fisher 2012-09-30 Add 23.17%$148.24 - $160.28 $ 186.7121%57882
Richard Perry 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$146.93 - $159.71 $ 186.7122%0
Richard Perry 2012-03-31 New Buy0.04%$136.94 - $150.77 $ 186.7138%5000
Ken Fisher 2012-03-31 Add 43.34%0.01%$136.94 - $150.77 $ 186.7138%57487
Chris Davis 2011-12-31 Reduce -36.84%0.05%$114.6 - $146.45 $ 186.7140%337569
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 New Buy$114.6 - $146.45 $ 186.7140%1550
Ken Fisher 2011-09-30 Add 25.66%$120.23 - $144.16 $ 186.7136%35210
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Preferred stocks of Essex Property Trust Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
ESSFO29.334.16
ESSPRH58.336.69Essex Property Tr --- 7 1/8 % Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -H-

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 55.70
ESS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 697 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 24.50 vs. ESS: 55.70 )
ESS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.15   Max: 150.25
Current: 55.7

14.15
150.25
P/B 2.01
ESS's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 697 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. ESS: 2.01 )
ESS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 5.79
Current: 2.01

1.68
5.79
P/S 11.13
ESS's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 697 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. ESS: 11.13 )
ESS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.38   Max: 11.66
Current: 11.13

3.38
11.66
EV-to-EBIT 100.31
ESS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 697 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 32.74 vs. ESS: 100.31 )
ESS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 22   Max: 123.7
Current: 100.31

22
123.7
PEG 7.04
ESS's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 696 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ESS: 7.04 )
ESS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 54.37
Current: 7.04

0.49
54.37
Shiller P/E 72.48
ESS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 697 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ESS: 72.48 )
ESS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.3   Max: 75.78
Current: 72.48

17.3
75.78
Current Ratio 0.79
ESS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 586 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. ESS: 0.79 )
ESS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.97
Current: 0.79

0.38
2.97
Quick Ratio 0.79
ESS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 586 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. ESS: 0.79 )
ESS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.97
Current: 0.79

0.38
2.97

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.69
ESS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 639 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. ESS: 2.69 )
ESS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 7.5
Current: 2.69

2.31
7.5
Dividend Payout 2.21
ESS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
56% of the 697 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. ESS: 2.21 )
ESS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 16.25
Current: 2.21

0.46
16.25
Dividend growth (3y) 5.40
ESS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 418 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ESS: 5.40 )
ESS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 24.6
Current: 5.4

0.6
24.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.27
ESS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
72% of the 640 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.95 vs. ESS: 3.27 )
ESS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 9.08
Current: 3.27

2.8
9.08
Share Buyback Rate -7.90
ESS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 522 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. ESS: -7.90 )
ESS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.4   Max: -39.1
Current: -7.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.01
ESS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 697 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. ESS: 2.01 )
ESS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 5.22
Current: 2.01

1.12
5.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.68
ESS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 697 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. ESS: 3.68 )
ESS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.36   Max: 19.51
Current: 3.68

2.36
19.51
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
ESS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 697 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ESS: 1.40 )
ESS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.4

0.32
1.39
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 11.58
ESS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 697 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ESS: 11.58 )
ESS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 25.38
Current: 11.58

0.72
25.38
Price/Graham Number 2.96
ESS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 697 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ESS: 2.96 )
ESS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 4.51
Current: 2.96

0.83
4.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.00
ESS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 635 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. ESS: 1.00 )
ESS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 4.6
Current: 1

0.8
4.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.66
ESS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 531 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. ESS: 3.66 )
ESS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 45.6
Current: 3.66

-1.9
45.6

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Residential
Compare:PPS, EQR, AVB, AGNC, AIV » details
Traded in other countries:ESSFO.USA, EXP.Germany
Essex Property Trust is a Maryland corporation that operates as a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust ('REIT'). The Company is engaged mainly in the ownership, operation, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment of predominantly apartment communities. As of December 31, 2012, the Company owned or held an interest in 163 communities, aggregating 33,468 units, located along the West Coast, as well as five commercial buildings (totaling approximately 315,900 square feet), and nine active development projects with 2,495 units in various stages of development. The Company faces competition from other real estate investment trusts, businesses and other entities in the acquisition, development and operation of apartment communities. The Company is subject to various other lawsuits in the normal course of its business operations.
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