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Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET)
Total Assets
$1,961.5 Mil (As of Oct. 2014)

Investors Real Estate Trust's total assets for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 was $1,961.5 Mil.

During the past 12 months, Investors Real Estate Trust's average Total Assets Growth Rate was 4.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Total Assets Growth Rate was 5.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Total Assets Growth Rate was 3.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Total Assets Growth Rate was 5.10% per year.

During the past 13 years, Investors Real Estate Trust's highest 3-Year average Total Assets Growth Rate was 37.50%. The lowest was 0.20%. And the median was 11.60%.

Total Assets is connected with Return on Assets (ROA). Investors Real Estate Trust's annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 was 1.05%. Total Assets is also linked to revenue through asset turnover. Investors Real Estate Trust's asset turnover for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 was 0.04.


Definition

Total assets are all the assets a company owns.

From the capital sources of the assets, some of the assets are funded through shareholder’s paid in capital and retained earnings of the business. Others are funded through borrowed money.

Investors Real Estate Trust's Total Assets for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as

Total Assets=Total Current Assets+Total Long Term Assets
=Total Current Assets+(Net PPE+Intangibles+Other Long-Term Assets)
=89.682+(1.681+33.739+1744.119)
=1,869.2

Total Assets=Total Shareholder’s Equity (A: Apr. 2014 )+Total Liabilities (A: Apr. 2014 )
=592.184+1277.037
=1,869.2

Investors Real Estate Trust's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 is calculated as

Total Assets=Total Current Assets+Total Long Term Assets
=Total Current Assets+(Net PPE+Intangibles+Other Long-Term Assets)
=91.659+(1.598+31.685+1836.528)
=1,961.5

Total Assets=Total Shareholder’s Equity (Q: Oct. 2014 )+Total Liabilities (Q: Oct. 2014 )
=636.859+1324.611
=1,961.5

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

Total Assets is connected with Return on Assets.

Investors Real Estate Trust's annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 is

ROA=Net Income (Q: Oct. 2014 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Jul. 2014 )+Total Assets (Q: Oct. 2014 ))/ 2 )
=20.456/( (1931.767+1961.47)/ 2 )
=20.456/1946.6185
=1.05 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Oct. 2014) net income data.

In the article Joining The Dark Side: Pirates, Spies and Short Sellers, James Montier reported that In their US sample covering the period 1968-2003, Cooper et al find that firms with low asset growth outperformed firms with high asset growth by an astounding 20% p.a. equally weighted. Even when controlling for market, size and style, low asset growth firms outperformed high asset growth firms by 13% p.a. Therefore a company with fast asset growth may underperform.

Total Assets is linked to total revenue through Asset Turnover.

Investors Real Estate Trust's Asset Turnover for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 is

Asset Turnover
=Sales/Average Total Assets
=Revenue (Q: Oct. 2014 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Jul. 2014 )+Total Assets (Q: Oct. 2014 ))/ 2 )
=70.885/( (1931.767+1961.47)/ 2 )
=70.885/1946.6185
=0.04

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Therefore, if a company grows its assets faster than its sales, the asset turnover will decline. This might be a warning sign for the business.


Related Terms

Return on Assets, Assets Turnover, Net Income, Revenue, Total Current Assets, Net PPE, Intangibles, Other Long-Term Assets, Total Shareholder’s Equity, Total Liability


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Investors Real Estate Trust Annual Data

Apr05Apr06Apr07Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14
Total Assets 1,151.21,207.31,435.41,618.01,605.11,660.91,615.41,714.41,889.61,869.2

Investors Real Estate Trust Quarterly Data

Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14
Total Assets 1,767.11,819.31,816.11,889.61,896.61,896.21,904.61,869.21,931.81,961.5
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