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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 0.04
WSR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 809 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. WSR: 0.04 )
WSR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset 0.39
WSR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 822 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WSR: 0.39 )
WSR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.39

0.24
0.47
Interest Coverage 1.41
WSR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 683 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. WSR: 1.41 )
WSR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 4.92
Current: 1.41

0.76
4.92
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: -0.06
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 23.07
WSR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 839 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 41.36 vs. WSR: 23.07 )
WSR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.23   Max: 33.24
Current: 23.07

14.23
33.24
Net-margin (%) 8.37
WSR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 840 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 33.25 vs. WSR: 8.37 )
WSR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.26   Max: 17.85
Current: 8.37

-0.26
17.85
ROE (%) 2.95
WSR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 849 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. WSR: 2.95 )
WSR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.14   Max: 8.44
Current: 2.95

-0.14
8.44
ROA (%) 1.19
WSR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 854 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. WSR: 1.19 )
WSR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.04   Max: 2.66
Current: 1.19

-0.04
2.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.48
WSR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 761 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. WSR: 3.48 )
WSR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.88   Max: 10.63
Current: 3.48

2.88
10.63
Revenue Growth (%) -24.20
WSR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 657 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. WSR: -24.20 )
WSR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -24.2
Current: -24.2

EBITDA Growth (%) -25.50
WSR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 582 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. WSR: -25.50 )
WSR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -20.9
Current: -25.5

EPS Growth (%) -8.00
WSR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 478 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.90 vs. WSR: -8.00 )
WSR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -8
Current: -8

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 54.90
WSR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 26.80 vs. WSR: 54.90 )
WSR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 30.84   Max: 589.33
Current: 54.9

30.84
589.33
P/B 1.60
WSR's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. WSR: 1.60 )
WSR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.6

1.01
1.84
P/S 4.60
WSR's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.82 vs. WSR: 4.60 )
WSR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 5.23
Current: 4.6

1.25
5.23
EV-to-EBIT 38.05
WSR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 33.35 vs. WSR: 38.05 )
WSR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.7   Max: 57.2
Current: 38.05

15.7
57.2
Shiller P/E 60.60
WSR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WSR: 60.60 )
WSR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.73   Max: 73.67
Current: 60.6

25.73
73.67
Current Ratio 0.09
WSR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 769 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. WSR: 0.09 )
WSR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3.8
Current: 0.09

0.07
3.8
Quick Ratio 0.09
WSR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 769 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. WSR: 0.09 )
WSR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3.8
Current: 0.09

0.07
3.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 7.70
WSR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 828 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. WSR: 7.70 )
WSR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 10.24
Current: 7.7

1.35
10.24
Dividend Payout 4.22
WSR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
55% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. WSR: 4.22 )
WSR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 2.59   Max: 28.5
Current: 4.22

2.59
28.5
Dividend growth (3y) 33.80
WSR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 515 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. WSR: 33.80 )
WSR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 33.8
Current: 33.8

0
33.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.80
WSR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 831 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. WSR: 7.80 )
WSR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 10.24
Current: 7.8

1.35
10.24
Share Buyback Rate -65.40
WSR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 619 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -6.50 vs. WSR: -65.40 )
WSR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -65.4
Current: -65.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.57
WSR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. WSR: 1.57 )
WSR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.57

1.07
1.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.17
WSR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. WSR: 1.17 )
WSR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.17

0.34
1.22
Price/Graham Number 1.96
WSR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. WSR: 1.96 )
WSR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 7.94
Current: 1.96

1.3
7.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
WSR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 829 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WSR: 2.60 )
WSR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 6.4
Current: 2.6

1.7
6.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -49.67
WSR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
52% of the 520 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. WSR: -49.67 )
WSR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -50.7   Max: 4.8
Current: -49.67

-50.7
4.8

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified
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Whitestone REIT was formed as a real estate investment trust, pursuant to the Texas Real Estate Investment Trust Act on August 20, 1998. The Company serves as the general partner of Whitestone REIT Operating Partnership, L.P. The Company is engaged in owning and operating commercial properties in culturally diverse markets in metropolitan areas. The Company is internally managed and, as of December 31, 2013, it owned a real estate portfolio of 60 properties containing approximately 5.0 million square feet of gross leasable area, located in Texas, Arizona and Illinois. The Company is the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership. As of December 31, the Company owned and operated 60 properties, including retail, warehouse and office properties in and around Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Chicago and Phoenix. The Company competes with owners, developers and operators, including, but not limited to, real estate investors, other REITs, insurance companies and pension funds. Under various federal and state environmental laws and regulations, as an owner or operator of real estate, the Company may be required to investigate and clean up certain hazardous or toxic substances, asbestos-containing materials, or petroleum product releases at its properties. The Company may also be held liable to a governmental entity or to third parties for property damage and for investigation and cleanup costs incurred by those parties in connection with any such contamination. The Company's properties are subject to various federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations.
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