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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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Cash to Debt 0.06
IRET's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 810 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. IRET: 0.06 )
IRET' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.33
IRET's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 824 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

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

0.19
0.33
Interest Coverage 0.56
IRET's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 689 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. IRET: 0.56 )
IRET' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.56

0.14
1.5
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.35
M-Score: -3.58
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 (%) 11.81
IRET's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 840 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 41.50 vs. IRET: 11.81 )
IRET' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.06   Max: 46.11
Current: 11.81

4.06
46.11
Net-margin (%) -7.32
IRET's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 841 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 33.29 vs. IRET: -7.32 )
IRET' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.96   Max: 28.13
Current: -7.32

-4.96
28.13
ROE (%) -3.24
IRET's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 850 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. IRET: -3.24 )
IRET' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.19   Max: 10.39
Current: -3.24

-2.19
10.39
ROA (%) -1.05
IRET's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 855 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. IRET: -1.05 )
IRET' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.7   Max: 4.08
Current: -1.05

-0.7
4.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2066.67
IRET's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 762 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. IRET: 2066.67 )
IRET' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 6062.28
Current: 2066.67

0.66
6062.28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.50
IRET's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 660 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. IRET: -4.50 )
IRET' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.1   Max: 15.6
Current: -4.5

-8.1
15.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -13.10
IRET's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 586 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. IRET: -13.10 )
IRET' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 47.3
Current: -13.1

0
47.3
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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
IRETPRB0.007.68
IRETPR0.007.998.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred

Ratios

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P/B 2.03
IRET's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 921 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. IRET: 2.03 )
IRET' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 2.24
Current: 2.03

1.49
2.24
P/S 4.03
IRET's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 921 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. IRET: 4.03 )
IRET' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 4.47
Current: 4.03

2.33
4.47
EV-to-EBIT 69.33
IRET's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 921 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 32.78 vs. IRET: 69.33 )
IRET' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 16.3   Max: 574.6
Current: 69.33

16.3
574.6
Shiller P/E 135.10
IRET's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 921 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. IRET: 135.10 )
IRET' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 22.9   Max: 141
Current: 135.1

22.9
141
Current Ratio 0.85
IRET's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 771 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. IRET: 0.85 )
IRET' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.52
Current: 0.85

0.72
3.52
Quick Ratio 0.85
IRET's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 771 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. IRET: 0.85 )
IRET' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.52
Current: 0.85

0.72
3.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.15
IRET's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 829 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. IRET: 6.15 )
IRET' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 5.24   Max: 9.6
Current: 6.15

5.24
9.6
Dividend growth (3y) -8.80
IRET's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
59% of the 517 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 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) 4.02
IRET's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
58% of the 832 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. IRET: 4.02 )
IRET' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.45   Max: 6.33
Current: 4.02

3.45
6.33
Share Buyback Rate -8.70
IRET's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 621 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 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 2.18
IRET's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 921 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. IRET: 2.18 )
IRET' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 2.82
Current: 2.18

1.48
2.82
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
IRET's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 921 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. IRET: 1.26 )
IRET' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.26

0.76
2.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.40
IRET's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 830 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. IRET: 1.40 )
IRET' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 6.1
Current: 1.4

0.2
6.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -19.85
IRET's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 523 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. IRET: -19.85 )
IRET' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -27.1   Max: 9.4
Current: -19.85

-27.1
9.4

Analyst Estimate

Apr15

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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