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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.14
PPS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 565 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. PPS: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PPS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.18
Current: 0.14
0
0.18
Equity to Asset 0.56
PPS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. PPS: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PPS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.56
0.42
0.56
Interest Coverage 2.65
PPS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 467 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. PPS: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PPS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.34 Max: 2.65
Current: 2.65
0.42
2.65
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.52
M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
1.28%
5.20%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.71
PPS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 603 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 44.68 vs. PPS: 28.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PPS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.75  Med: 23.13 Max: 28.27
Current: 28.71
-16.75
28.27
Net-margin (%) 58.46
PPS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 603 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 35.44 vs. PPS: 58.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PPS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.07  Med: 25.41 Max: 64.44
Current: 58.46
-3.07
64.44
ROE (%) 17.56
PPS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 603 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. PPS: 17.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PPS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.59  Med: 8.57 Max: 17.34
Current: 17.56
-1.59
17.34
ROA (%) 9.52
PPS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. PPS: 9.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PPS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.38  Med: 4.00 Max: 9.17
Current: 9.52
-0.38
9.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.25
PPS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 527 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. PPS: 13.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PPS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.25  Med: 3.43 Max: 12.72
Current: 13.25
-2.25
12.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
PPS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 420 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PPS: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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
85% of the 372 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. PPS: 29.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 94.7
Current: 29.2
0
94.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 116.90
PPS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 316 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. PPS: 116.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.1  Med: 7.00 Max: 177.5
Current: 116.9
-51.1
177.5
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PPS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chris Davis 498,683 sh (+46.78%)
Third Avenue Management 1,666,333 sh (-2.10%)
Columbia Wanger 2,544,000 sh (-2.12%)
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Q3 2014

PPS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 37,200 sh (New)
Chris Davis 558,274 sh (+11.95%)
Third Avenue Management 1,600,117 sh (-3.97%)
Columbia Wanger 2,071,000 sh (-18.59%)
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Q4 2014

PPS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 171,200 sh (+360.22%)
Columbia Wanger 2,038,200 sh (-1.58%)
Third Avenue Management 1,230,787 sh (-23.08%)
Chris Davis 332,403 sh (-40.46%)
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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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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
PPSPRA63.506.588 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 (NYSE: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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industry
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P/E(ttm) 14.27
PPS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 481 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. PPS: 14.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PPS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.54  Med: 24.86 Max: 224.31
Current: 14.27
7.54
224.31
Forward P/E 43.86
PPS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 319 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 18.02 vs. PPS: 43.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.40
PPS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 474 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. PPS: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PPS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.43  Med: 33.20 Max: 699.6
Current: 14.4
13.43
699.6
P/B 2.42
PPS's P/B is ranked lower than
87% of the 594 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. PPS: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PPS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 2.10 Max: 2.68
Current: 2.42
0.43
2.68
P/S 8.18
PPS's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 604 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. PPS: 8.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PPS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.51  Med: 6.96 Max: 32.55
Current: 8.18
1.51
32.55
PFCF 51.62
PPS's PFCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 205 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 21.64 vs. PPS: 51.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PPS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 49.54  Med: 57.96 Max: 1033.4
Current: 51.62
49.54
1033.4
POCF 18.31
PPS's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 508 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 14.72 vs. PPS: 18.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PPS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.16  Med: 18.84 Max: 27.27
Current: 18.31
5.16
27.27
EV-to-EBIT 13.76
PPS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 533 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 21.48 vs. PPS: 13.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PPS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -87.1  Med: 40.80 Max: 273.6
Current: 13.76
-87.1
273.6
PEG 0.69
PPS's PEG is ranked higher than
73% of the 160 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. PPS: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PPS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.98 Max: 6.12
Current: 0.69
0.59
6.12
Shiller P/E 45.06
PPS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 273 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 22.61 vs. PPS: 45.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PPS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.74  Med: 26.34 Max: 101.79
Current: 45.06
4.74
101.79
Current Ratio 1.35
PPS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 564 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. PPS: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PPS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.33 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.35
0.09
1.53
Quick Ratio 1.35
PPS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 564 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. PPS: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PPS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.33 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.35
0.09
1.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.89
PPS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
104% of the 790 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.94 vs. PPS: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PPS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.72  Med: 2.74 Max: 16.08
Current: 2.89
1.72
16.08
Dividend Payout 0.40
PPS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 576 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. PPS: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PPS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.15 Max: 34.21
Current: 0.4
0.16
34.21
Dividend growth (3y) 22.90
PPS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 325 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 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -23.7  Med: 0.00 Max: 22.9
Current: 22.9
-23.7
22.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.72
PPS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 789 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 5.53 vs. PPS: 5.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PPS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.41  Med: 5.44 Max: 31.92
Current: 5.72
3.41
31.92
Share Buyback Rate -2.30
PPS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 397 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. PPS: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PPS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 50.2  Med: -3.20 Max: -156.3
Current: -2.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.42
PPS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 582 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PPS: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PPS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.64 Max: 2.49
Current: 2.42
0.46
2.49
Price/Projected FCF 3.38
PPS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 256 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. PPS: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PPS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 9.73 Max: 142
Current: 3.38
0.84
142
Price/Median PS Value 1.18
PPS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 550 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. PPS: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PPS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.96
Current: 1.18
0.23
3.96
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.61
PPS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 131 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. PPS: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PPS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.52 Max: 7.09
Current: 0.61
0.61
7.09
Price/Graham Number 1.17
PPS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
61% of the 468 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. PPS: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PPS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.31 Max: 16.67
Current: 1.17
0.8
16.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.26
PPS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 583 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. PPS: 7.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PPS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.40 Max: 7.26
Current: 7.26
0.4
7.26
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 23.30
PPS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 323 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. PPS: 23.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PPS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -19.3  Med: -0.10 Max: 43
Current: 23.3
-19.3
43

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 lo
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Third Avenue Management’s High-Return Four Oct 12 2013 
Third Avenue Comments on Post Properties Sep 18 2013 
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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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