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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 0.05
RAS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 795 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. RAS: 0.05 )
RAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.83
Current: 0.05

0
1.83
Equity to Asset 0.16
RAS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 821 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. RAS: 0.16 )
RAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.16

0.05
0.74
Interest Coverage 0.87
RAS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 671 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. RAS: 0.87 )
RAS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 6.76
Current: 0.87

0.4
6.76
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -0.42
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 21.99
RAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 832 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 40.93 vs. RAS: 21.99 )
RAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -185.94   Max: 934.71
Current: 21.99

-185.94
934.71
Net-margin (%) -75.38
RAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 833 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 32.79 vs. RAS: -75.38 )
RAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -152.58   Max: 907.76
Current: -75.38

-152.58
907.76
ROE (%) -26.28
RAS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 839 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.58 vs. RAS: -26.28 )
RAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -51.81   Max: 18.03
Current: -26.28

-51.81
18.03
ROA (%) -5.14
RAS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 844 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. RAS: -5.14 )
RAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.59   Max: 11.25
Current: -5.14

-9.59
11.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.27
RAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 750 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. RAS: 4.27 )
RAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -402.07   Max: 26000
Current: 4.27

-402.07
26000
Revenue Growth (%) -17.00
RAS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 649 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. RAS: -17.00 )
RAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.1   Max: 14.7
Current: -17

-24.1
14.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 47.40
RAS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 568 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. RAS: 47.40 )
RAS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 47.4
Current: 47.4

0.1
47.4
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Financials


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Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

RAS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ken Fisher 13,742 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,178 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 865,002 sh (+10.26%)
Jim Simons 315,699 sh (-45.15%)
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Q1 2014

RAS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 1,005,185 sh (New)
Jim Simons 581,431 sh (+84.17%)
Chuck Royce 913,502 sh (+5.61%)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 11,476 sh (-29.06%)
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Q2 2014

RAS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 17,401 sh (+51.63%)
David Dreman 982,377 sh (-2.27%)
Jim Simons 559,466 sh (-3.78%)
Chuck Royce 862,002 sh (-5.64%)
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Q3 2014

RAS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 995,030 sh (+1.29%)
Chuck Royce 804,502 sh (-6.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,954 sh (-31.3%)
Jim Simons 209,499 sh (-62.55%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RAS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.66%$7.9 - $9 $ 7.19-14%1005185
Ken Fisher 2014-03-31 Sold Out $7.9 - $9 $ 7.19-14%0
Ken Fisher 2013-12-31 New Buy$6.5 - $9.06 $ 7.19-8%13742
Arnold Schneider 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$5.65 - $8.14 $ 7.192%0
Arnold Schneider 2012-12-31 New Buy0.06%$5.05 - $5.98 $ 7.1932%120000
Arnold Schneider 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$3.92 - $5.19 $ 7.1960%0
Arnold Schneider 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$4.76 - $6.11 $ 7.1941%45750
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Preferred stocks of Rait Financial Trust

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
RASPRB0.008.318.375% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest
RASPRC0.008.778.875% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest
RASPRA0.008.047.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest

Ratios

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P/B 0.98
RAS's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. RAS: 0.98 )
RAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 1.99
Current: 0.98

0.04
1.99
P/S 2.49
RAS's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. RAS: 2.49 )
RAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 10.25
Current: 2.49

0.19
10.25
EV-to-EBIT 64.85
RAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 33.54 vs. RAS: 64.85 )
RAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -57.6   Max: 791.7
Current: 64.85

-57.6
791.7

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 9.60
RAS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
92% of the 823 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. RAS: 9.60 )
RAS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 208.2
Current: 9.6

0.9
208.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.60
RAS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 826 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. RAS: 9.60 )
RAS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 208.2
Current: 9.6

0.9
208.2
Share Buyback Rate -32.10
RAS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -6.30 vs. RAS: -32.10 )
RAS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -11.8   Max: -49.9
Current: -32.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.02
RAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. RAS: 1.02 )
RAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.02

0.09
2.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.76
RAS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RAS: 2.76 )
RAS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2.89
Current: 2.76

0.08
2.89
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
RAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. RAS: 0.99 )
RAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 3.75
Current: 0.99

0.19
3.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.50
RAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 817 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. RAS: 1.50 )
RAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 8.5
Current: 1.5

0.1
8.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.90
RAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 602 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. RAS: 2.90 )
RAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 201.6
Current: 2.9

3.1
201.6

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified
Compare:ARI, NLY, VNO, IVR, WSR » details
Traded in other countries:RA3A.Germany
Rait Financial Trust is a self-managed and self-advised Maryland real estate investment trust, or REIT, which was formed in August 1997 and commenced operations in January 1998. The Company manages a portfolio of real estate related assets, provides a set of debt financing options to the real estate industry and invests in real estate related assets. It is self-managed and self-advised Maryland real estate investment trust, or REIT. Its current portfolio of investments consists of the following asset classes: commercial mortgages, mezzanine loans, conduit loans, other loans and preferred equity interests; investment in real estate interests in entities that own real estate; and investments in debt securities issued by real estate companies, including trust preferred securities, or TruPS, and subordinated debentures, mortgage-backed securities, including commercial mortgage-backed securities, or CMBS, unsecured REIT notes and other real estate-related debt. The Company finances a portion of its investments through borrowing and securitization strategies seeking to match the maturities and re-pricing dates of its financings with the maturities and terms of those investments, and to mitigate interest rate risk through derivative instruments. The Company is subject to competition in all aspects of its business. Existing industry participants and potential new entrants compete with it for the available supply of investments suitable for origination or acquisition, as well as for debt and equity capital. It compete with many third parties engaged in real estate finance and investment activities, including other REITs, specialty finance companies, savings and loan associations, banks, mortgage bankers, insurance companies, mutual funds, institutional investors, investment banking firms, lenders, governmental bodies and other entities.
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