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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 0.07
PPS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 598 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. PPS: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PPS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.18
Current: 0.07
0
0.18
Equity to Asset 0.55
PPS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 631 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. PPS: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PPS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.55
0.42
0.56
Interest Coverage 3.37
PPS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 520 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. PPS: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PPS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.34 Max: 2.65
Current: 3.37
0.42
2.65
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.20
M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
2.74%
5.35%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 28.86
PPS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 636 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 44.56 vs. PPS: 28.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PPS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.75  Med: 23.13 Max: 28.27
Current: 28.86
-16.75
28.27
Net-margin (%) 20.86
PPS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 637 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 35.08 vs. PPS: 20.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PPS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.07  Med: 25.41 Max: 64.44
Current: 20.86
-3.07
64.44
ROE (%) 5.91
PPS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 641 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.65 vs. PPS: 5.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PPS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.59  Med: 8.41 Max: 17.34
Current: 5.91
-1.59
17.34
ROA (%) 3.43
PPS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 646 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. PPS: 3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PPS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.38  Med: 4.20 Max: 9.17
Current: 3.43
-0.38
9.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.22
PPS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 531 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. PPS: 5.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PPS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.25  Med: 3.43 Max: 12.72
Current: 5.22
-2.25
12.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
PPS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 429 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PPS: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 5
Current: 5
0
5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 29.20
PPS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 382 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. PPS: 29.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 94.7
Current: 29.2
0
94.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 117.10
PPS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 322 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. PPS: 117.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.1  Med: 38.35 Max: 177.5
Current: 117.1
-51.1
177.5
» PPS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

PPS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 5,238 sh (New)
Jim Simons 237,600 sh (+38.79%)
Chris Davis 366,118 sh (+10.14%)
Third Avenue Management 1,316,314 sh (+6.95%)
Columbia Wanger 1,822,200 sh (-10.60%)
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Q2 2015

PPS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Third Avenue Management 1,322,014 sh (+0.43%)
Chris Davis 354,202 sh (-3.25%)
Columbia Wanger 1,702,497 sh (-6.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,349 sh (-16.97%)
Jim Simons 30,200 sh (-87.29%)
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Q3 2015

PPS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 125,000 sh (+313.91%)
Third Avenue Management 1,341,014 sh (+1.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chris Davis 306,648 sh (-13.43%)
Columbia Wanger 1,262,016 sh (-25.87%)
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Q4 2015

PPS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Columbia Wanger 598,480 sh (-52.58%)
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Preferred stocks of Post Properties Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
PPSPRA62.506.808 1/2% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 38.82
PPS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
83% of the 493 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. PPS: 38.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PPS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.54  Med: 26.98 Max: 224.31
Current: 38.82
7.54
224.31
Forward P/E 43.86
PPS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
87% of the 333 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 17.27 vs. PPS: 43.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 38.82
PPS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
83% of the 487 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. PPS: 38.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PPS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.43  Med: 33.80 Max: 699.6
Current: 38.82
13.43
699.6
P/B 2.32
PPS's P/B is ranked lower than
89% of the 629 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. PPS: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PPS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 2.14 Max: 2.69
Current: 2.32
0.43
2.69
P/S 7.68
PPS's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 631 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. PPS: 7.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PPS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 7.13 Max: 32.55
Current: 7.68
1.51
32.55
PFCF 105.02
PPS's PFCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 225 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 19.64 vs. PPS: 105.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PPS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.05  Med: 78.30 Max: 1033.4
Current: 105.02
50.05
1033.4
POCF 17.45
PPS's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 529 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 13.96 vs. PPS: 17.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PPS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.16  Med: 18.84 Max: 27.27
Current: 17.45
5.16
27.27
EV-to-EBIT 33.32
PPS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 545 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 20.87 vs. PPS: 33.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PPS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.1  Med: 33.90 Max: 279
Current: 33.32
-87.1
279
EV-to-EBITDA 18.85
PPS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
64% of the 566 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 16.02 vs. PPS: 18.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PPS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.7  Med: 19.90 Max: 104.8
Current: 18.85
9.7
104.8
PEG 1.89
PPS's PEG is ranked lower than
54% of the 177 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. PPS: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PPS' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.21 Max: 6.12
Current: 1.89
0.59
6.12
Shiller P/E 35.94
PPS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 179 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 20.38 vs. PPS: 35.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PPS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 27.39 Max: 41.54
Current: 35.94
4.5
41.54
Current Ratio 0.60
PPS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 595 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. PPS: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PPS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.42 Max: 1.53
Current: 0.6
0.09
1.53
Quick Ratio 0.60
PPS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 595 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. PPS: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PPS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.42 Max: 1.53
Current: 0.6
0.09
1.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.22
PPS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 822 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 5.74 vs. PPS: 3.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PPS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 2.80 Max: 16.08
Current: 3.22
1.72
16.08
Dividend Payout 1.21
PPS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
51% of the 676 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. PPS: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PPS' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.17 Max: 34.21
Current: 1.21
0.16
34.21
Dividend Growth (3y) 22.90
PPS's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 333 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. PPS: 22.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
PPS' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.7  Med: 0.00 Max: 22.9
Current: 22.9
-23.7
22.9
Forward Dividend Yield 3.22
PPS'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. PPS: 3.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.29
PPS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
50% of the 823 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. PPS: 6.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PPS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.41  Med: 5.56 Max: 31.92
Current: 6.29
3.41
31.92
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.30
PPS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 399 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: -7.10 vs. PPS: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
PPS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.3  Med: -3.10 Max: 50.2
Current: -2.3
-21.3
50.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.37
PPS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 624 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. PPS: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PPS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.63 Max: 2.53
Current: 2.37
0.46
2.53
Price/Projected FCF 3.03
PPS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 249 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. PPS: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PPS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 10.88 Max: 142
Current: 3.03
0.84
142
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
PPS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 551 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. PPS: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PPS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.97 Max: 3.86
Current: 1.1
0.22
3.86
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.22
PPS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 165 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. PPS: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PPS' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.51 Max: 7.09
Current: 2.22
0.59
7.09
Price/Graham Number 2.04
PPS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 484 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. PPS: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PPS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.29 Max: 5.89
Current: 2.04
0.99
5.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.05
PPS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. PPS: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PPS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.80 Max: 7.9
Current: 3.05
0.4
7.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 17.94
PPS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 323 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. PPS: 17.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PPS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.3  Med: 0.30 Max: 39.8
Current: 17.94
-19.3
39.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $379
EPS $ 1.38
Beta0.06
Short Percentage of Float2.07%
52-Week Range $53.18 - 62.55
Shares Outstanding(Mil)54.12

Analyst Estimate

Dec15
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 1.27
EPS without NRI($) 1.27

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Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Residential
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Traded in other countries:POB.Germany,
Post Properties Inc is a Georgia corporation, which was incorporated on January 25, 1984, and is the successor by merger to the original Post Properties, Inc., a Georgia corporation, which was formed in 1971. It is a self-administrated and self-managed equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company and its subsidiaries develop, own and manage upscale multi-family apartment communities in selected markets in the United States. The operating divisions of the Company include Post Apartment Management, Post Investment Group and Post Corporate Services. Post Apartment Management is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all Post(r) communities including community leasing, property management, personnel recruiting, training and development, maintenance and security. Post Apartment Management also conducts short-term corporate apartment leasing activities. It is responsible for all development, acquisition, rehabilitation, disposition, for-sale and asset management activities of the Company. For development, this includes site selection, zoning and regulatory approvals, project design and construction management. This division is also responsible for apartment community acquisitions as well as property dispositions and strategic joint ventures that the Company undertakes as part of its investment strategy. Post Corporate Services provides executive direction and control to the Company's other divisions and subsidiaries and has responsibility for the creation and implementation of all Company financing, capital and risk management strategies. All accounting, management reporting, compliance, information systems, human resources, legal, risk management and insurance services required by the Company and all of its affiliates are centralized in Post Corporate Services. The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is the general partner and owns a majority interest in the Operating Partnership which, through its subsidiaries, conducts all of the on-going operations of the Company. At December 31, 2009, approximately 35.4%, 23.1%, 11.2% and 10.8% (on a unit basis) of the Company's communities were located in the Atlanta, Georgia, Dallas, Texas, the greater Washington, D.C. and Tampa, Florida metropolitan areas, respectively. At December 31, 2009, 19,863 apartment units in 55 apartment communities, including 1,747 apartment units in five communities held in unconsolidated entities and 1,428 apartment units in four communities currently under construction and/or in lease-up. The Company is also developing and selling 277 luxury for-sale condominium homes in two communities (including 129 units in one community held in an unconsolidated entity) and is completing the sell out of units in one condominium community through a taxable REIT subsidiary. The Company competes for residents in its apartment communities based on its high level of resident service, the quality of its apartment communities and the desirability of its lo
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