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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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Cash to Debt 0.13
PPSPRA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 577 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. PPSPRA: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.18
Current: 0.13
0
0.18
Equity to Asset 0.55
PPSPRA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 600 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. PPSPRA: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.55
0.42
0.56
Interest Coverage 2.65
PPSPRA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 473 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. PPSPRA: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.34 Max: 2.65
Current: 2.65
0.42
2.65
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.38
M-Score: -3.00
WACC vs ROIC
1.36%
5.30%
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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Operating margin (%) 28.88
PPSPRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 45.61 vs. PPSPRA: 28.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.75  Med: 23.13 Max: 28.27
Current: 28.88
-16.75
28.27
Net-margin (%) 50.97
PPSPRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 36.72 vs. PPSPRA: 50.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.07  Med: 25.41 Max: 64.44
Current: 50.97
-3.07
64.44
ROE (%) 14.97
PPSPRA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 616 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. PPSPRA: 14.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.59  Med: 8.57 Max: 17.34
Current: 14.97
-1.59
17.34
ROA (%) 8.35
PPSPRA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 623 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. PPSPRA: 8.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.38  Med: 4.00 Max: 9.17
Current: 8.35
-0.38
9.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.74
PPSPRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 507 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. PPSPRA: 11.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.25  Med: 3.43 Max: 12.72
Current: 11.74
-2.25
12.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
PPSPRA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 424 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PPSPRA: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 5
Current: 5
0
5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 29.20
PPSPRA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 376 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. PPSPRA: 29.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPSPRA' 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
PPSPRA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 316 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. PPSPRA: 116.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PPSPRA' 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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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
PPSPRA65.566.488 1/2% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 15.90
PPSPRA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 501 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. PPSPRA: 15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.54  Med: 24.79 Max: 224.31
Current: 15.9
7.54
224.31
Forward P/E 43.86
PPSPRA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
87% of the 319 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 17.99 vs. PPSPRA: 43.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.90
PPSPRA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
50% of the 492 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. PPSPRA: 15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.43  Med: 32.85 Max: 699.6
Current: 15.9
13.43
699.6
P/B 2.35
PPSPRA's P/B is ranked lower than
89% of the 607 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. PPSPRA: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 2.11 Max: 2.69
Current: 2.35
0.43
2.69
P/S 7.93
PPSPRA's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 619 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. PPSPRA: 7.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.51  Med: 7.00 Max: 32.55
Current: 7.93
1.51
32.55
PFCF 51.52
PPSPRA's PFCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 209 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. PPSPRA: 51.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 50.05  Med: 56.24 Max: 1033.4
Current: 51.52
50.05
1033.4
POCF 17.23
PPSPRA's POCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 521 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 14.04 vs. PPSPRA: 17.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.16  Med: 18.72 Max: 27.27
Current: 17.23
5.16
27.27
EV-to-EBIT 15.13
PPSPRA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 542 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 20.59 vs. PPSPRA: 15.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -87.1  Med: 40.70 Max: 273.6
Current: 15.13
-87.1
273.6
PEG 0.76
PPSPRA's PEG is ranked higher than
69% of the 167 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. PPSPRA: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.97 Max: 6.12
Current: 0.76
0.59
6.12
Shiller P/E 36.05
PPSPRA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
76% of the 286 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 20.71 vs. PPSPRA: 36.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.74  Med: 28.78 Max: 101.79
Current: 36.05
4.74
101.79
Current Ratio 1.16
PPSPRA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 574 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. PPSPRA: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.38 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.16
0.09
1.53
Quick Ratio 1.16
PPSPRA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 574 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. PPSPRA: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.38 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.16
0.09
1.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.48
PPSPRA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
107% of the 795 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. PPSPRA: 6.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.72  Med: 2.76 Max: 16.08
Current: 6.48
1.72
16.08
Dividend growth (3y) 22.90
PPSPRA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 327 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. PPSPRA: 22.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
PPSPRA' 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) 12.86
PPSPRA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
52% of the 798 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. PPSPRA: 12.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.41  Med: 5.48 Max: 31.92
Current: 12.86
3.41
31.92
Share Buyback Rate -2.30
PPSPRA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 399 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. PPSPRA: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PPSPRA' 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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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.60
PPSPRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 592 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. PPSPRA: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.40 Max: 6.6
Current: 6.6
0.4
6.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.52
PPSPRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 344 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. PPSPRA: 21.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PPSPRA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -19.3  Med: 0.30 Max: 43
Current: 21.52
-19.3
43

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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