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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
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Cash to Debt 0.02
PPS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 607 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. PPS: 0.02 )
PPS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.12
Current: 0.02

0
0.12
Equity to Asset 0.51
PPS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 634 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. PPS: 0.51 )
PPS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.51

0.42
0.51
Interest Coverage 2.22
PPS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 530 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. PPS: 2.22 )
PPS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.22
Current: 2.22

0.42
2.22
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.88
M-Score: -1.47
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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history
Operating margin (%) 27.51
PPS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 644 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 42.02 vs. PPS: 27.51 )
PPS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.75   Max: 27.48
Current: 27.51

-16.75
27.48
Net-margin (%) 33.19
PPS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 645 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 33.47 vs. PPS: 33.19 )
PPS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.07   Max: 64.44
Current: 33.19

-3.07
64.44
ROE (%) 10.84
PPS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 654 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. PPS: 10.84 )
PPS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.85   Max: 17.74
Current: 10.84

-0.85
17.74
ROA (%) 5.29
PPS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 655 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. PPS: 5.29 )
PPS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.38   Max: 8.15
Current: 5.29

-0.38
8.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.71
PPS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 571 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. PPS: 4.71 )
PPS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.25   Max: 4.46
Current: 4.71

-2.25
4.46
Revenue Growth (%) 4.20
PPS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 544 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. PPS: 4.20 )
PPS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.2
Current: 4.2

0
4.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 15.60
PPS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 496 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. PPS: 15.60 )
PPS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 138.7
Current: 15.6

0
138.7
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

PPS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 49,700 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 695,236 sh (+64.46%)
Columbia Wanger 2,599,000 sh (+60.09%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chris Davis 313,639 sh (-67.21%)
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Q4 2013

PPS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Third Avenue Management 1,454,621 sh (+109.23%)
Jim Simons 58,300 sh (+17.3%)
Columbia Wanger 2,599,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 311,434 sh (-0.7%)
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Q1 2014

PPS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Third Avenue Management 1,702,115 sh (+17.01%)
Chris Davis 339,741 sh (+9.09%)
Columbia Wanger 2,599,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2014

PPS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chris Davis 498,683 sh (+46.78%)
Third Avenue Management 1,666,333 sh (-2.1%)
Columbia Wanger 2,544,000 sh (-2.12%)
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Preferred stocks of Post Properties Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
PPSPRA0.006.968 1/2% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares

Guru Investment Theses on Post Properties Inc

Third Avenue Comments on Post Properties - Sep 18, 2013

Post Properties Post Properties (PPS) owns and operates one of the most highly coveted apartment portfolios in North America with approximately 19,000 units in high-job-growth markets such as Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington D.C. The portfolio is currently more than 95% leased. The company is known for its high-quality luxury properties in infill locations desired by rising professionals who can afford premium rental rates. With the recent selloff in U.S. REIT stocks, Post Common traded at a 52-week low and allowed the Fund to establish its position at a price that represents a discount to our conservative estimate of net asset value (NAV) and substantially below its potential value to a strategic buyer in a negotiated transaction. With a superior balance sheet (net debt-to-assets of less than 30%) and internal growth prospects (through higher rental rates and development opportunities), we believe it is likely the company will be able to compound NAV by 6% to 10% annually, over the next two to three years, without having to raise external capital in order to do so.

From Third Avenue's semi-annual 2013 review.


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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 23.20
PPS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 26.30 vs. PPS: 23.20 )
PPS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.54   Max: 224.31
Current: 23.2

7.54
224.31
P/B 2.38
PPS's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. PPS: 2.38 )
PPS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.57
Current: 2.38

0.43
2.57
P/S 7.46
PPS's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. PPS: 7.46 )
PPS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 32.55
Current: 7.46

1.51
32.55
PFCF 74.68
PPS's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 65.32 vs. PPS: 74.68 )
PPS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 74.78   Max: 1033.4
Current: 74.68

74.78
1033.4
EV-to-EBIT 37.00
PPS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 32.35 vs. PPS: 37.00 )
PPS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 34.9   Max: 273.6
Current: 37

34.9
273.6
PEG 2.03
PPS's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PPS: 2.03 )
PPS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 34.52
Current: 2.03

0.65
34.52
Shiller P/E 66.23
PPS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PPS: 66.23 )
PPS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.74   Max: 101.79
Current: 66.23

4.74
101.79
Current Ratio 0.21
PPS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 407 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. PPS: 0.21 )
PPS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.21

0.09
1.17
Quick Ratio 0.21
PPS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 407 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. PPS: 0.21 )
PPS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.21

0.09
1.17

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.75
PPS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
79% of the 635 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. PPS: 2.75 )
PPS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 16.08
Current: 2.75

1.72
16.08
Dividend Payout 0.84
PPS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. PPS: 0.84 )
PPS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 34.21
Current: 0.84

0.18
34.21
Dividend growth (3y) 15.70
PPS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 409 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. PPS: 15.70 )
PPS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -23.7   Max: 15.7
Current: 15.7

-23.7
15.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.78
PPS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
51% of the 636 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. PPS: 4.78 )
PPS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.94   Max: 27.46
Current: 4.78

2.94
27.46
Share Buyback Rate -4.00
PPS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 518 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. PPS: -4.00 )
PPS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 50.2   Max: -156.3
Current: -4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.38
PPS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. PPS: 2.38 )
PPS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 41.33
Current: 2.38

0.46
41.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.49
PPS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 11.15 vs. PPS: 4.49 )
PPS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 40.59
Current: 4.49

0.44
40.59
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
PPS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. PPS: 1.10 )
PPS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 4.07
Current: 1.1

0.23
4.07
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.46
PPS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PPS: 1.46 )
PPS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 11.08
Current: 1.46

1.16
11.08
Price/Graham Number 1.76
PPS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. PPS: 1.76 )
PPS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 30.03
Current: 1.76

0.8
30.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.70
PPS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 628 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. PPS: 2.70 )
PPS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.9
Current: 2.7

0.4
2.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.43
PPS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 527 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. PPS: 19.43 )
PPS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20.1   Max: 42.5
Current: 19.43

-20.1
42.5

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Residential
Compare:EQR, AVB, AGNC, AIV, UDR » details
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
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Notable Dividend News: PPS, HOMB, XRTX, OHI Aug 01 2011 
Post Properties Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Mar 01 2011 
Post Properties Inc. (PPS) President and CEO David P Stockert sells 175,000 Shares Feb 15 2011 
Post Properties Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 09 2010 

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