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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 0.06
IRET's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 795 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. IRET: 0.06 )
IRET' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.32
IRET's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 821 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. IRET: 0.32 )
IRET' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.32

0.19
0.33
Interest Coverage 0.56
IRET's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 671 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. IRET: 0.56 )
IRET' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.45
Current: 0.56

0.14
1.45
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.33
M-Score: -3.52
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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Operating margin (%) 12.26
IRET's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 832 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 40.93 vs. IRET: 12.26 )
IRET' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.06   Max: 47.81
Current: 12.26

4.06
47.81
Net-margin (%) -6.09
IRET's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 833 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 32.79 vs. IRET: -6.09 )
IRET' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.96   Max: 28.13
Current: -6.09

-4.96
28.13
ROE (%) -2.66
IRET's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 839 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.58 vs. IRET: -2.66 )
IRET' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.19   Max: 10.39
Current: -2.66

-2.19
10.39
ROA (%) -0.86
IRET's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 844 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. IRET: -0.86 )
IRET' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.7   Max: 4.08
Current: -0.86

-0.7
4.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2217.41
IRET's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 750 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. IRET: 2217.41 )
IRET' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 6363.81
Current: 2217.41

0.66
6363.81
Revenue Growth (%) -4.50
IRET's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 649 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. IRET: -4.50 )
IRET' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.1   Max: 16.9
Current: -4.5

-8.1
16.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -13.10
IRET's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 568 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. IRET: -13.10 )
IRET' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.4   Max: 49.4
Current: -13.1

-23.4
49.4
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Q3 2013

IRET Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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IRET Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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IRET Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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IRET Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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Preferred stocks of Investors Real Estate Trust

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
IRETPRB0.007.55
IRETPR0.007.768.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred

Ratios

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P/B 2.00
IRET's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. IRET: 2.00 )
IRET' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 2.24
Current: 2

1.49
2.24
P/S 3.90
IRET's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. IRET: 3.90 )
IRET' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 4.39
Current: 3.9

2.34
4.39
EV-to-EBIT 65.96
IRET's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 33.54 vs. IRET: 65.96 )
IRET' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 16.3   Max: 574.6
Current: 65.96

16.3
574.6
Shiller P/E 124.50
IRET's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. IRET: 124.50 )
IRET' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 23.22   Max: 128.14
Current: 124.5

23.22
128.14
Current Ratio 1.04
IRET's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 765 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. IRET: 1.04 )
IRET' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.52
Current: 1.04

0.72
3.52
Quick Ratio 1.04
IRET's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 765 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. IRET: 1.04 )
IRET' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.52
Current: 1.04

0.72
3.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.30
IRET's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
77% of the 823 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. IRET: 6.30 )
IRET' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 5.24   Max: 9.6
Current: 6.3

5.24
9.6
Dividend growth (3y) -8.80
IRET's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 506 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. IRET: -8.80 )
IRET' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 37.8
Current: -8.8

0
37.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.15
IRET's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 826 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. IRET: 4.15 )
IRET' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.45   Max: 6.33
Current: 4.15

3.45
6.33
Share Buyback Rate -8.70
IRET's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -6.30 vs. IRET: -8.70 )
IRET' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -8.4   Max: -20.2
Current: -8.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.10
IRET's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. IRET: 2.10 )
IRET' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 2.82
Current: 2.1

1.48
2.82
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
IRET's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. IRET: 1.20 )
IRET' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.2

0.76
2.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.50
IRET's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 817 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. IRET: 1.50 )
IRET' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 6.1
Current: 1.5

0.2
6.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -10.98
IRET's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 602 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. IRET: -10.98 )
IRET' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -37.8   Max: 8.9
Current: -10.98

-37.8
8.9

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:WXC.Germany
Investors Real Estate Trust is a self-advised equity Real Estate Investment Trust organized under the laws of North Dakota. Since its formation in 1970, its business has consisted of owning and operating income-producing real estate properties. The Company owns and operates income-producing real estate properties in the United States. It owns multi-family residential properties and commercial office, medical, industrial, and retail properties located primarily in the upper midwest states of Minnesota and North Dakota. As of April 30, 2013, it owned 87 multi-family residential properties with approximately 10,280 apartment units and 182 commercial properties, consisting of commercial office, commercial healthcare, commercial industrial and commercial retail properties, totaling approximately 12.4 million net rentable square feet.
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