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Essex Property Trust Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based)

: $224.57 (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-17), Essex Property Trust's intrinsic value calculated from the Discounted Cash Flow model is $224.57.

Note: Discounted Cash Flow model is only suitable for predictable companies (Business Predictability Rank higher than 1-Star). If the company's predictability rank is 1-Star or Not Rated, result may not be accurate due to the low predictability of business and the data will not be stored into our database.

Essex Property Trust's Predictability Rank is 3-Stars.

Margin of Safety (FCF Based) using Discounted Cash Flow model for Essex Property Trust is -32.91%.

The industry rank for Essex Property Trust's Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based) or its related term are showing as below:

ESS's Price-to-DCF (FCF Based) is ranked better than
59.26% of 54 companies
in the REITs industry
Industry Median: 1.47 vs ESS: 1.33

Essex Property Trust Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Essex Property Trust's Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based) can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Essex Property Trust Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - 152.74 182.96 244.63 226.55

Essex Property Trust Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based) Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 221.70 233.32 226.55 236.25 224.57

Essex Property Trust Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based) Calculation

This is the intrinsic value calculated from the Discounted Cash Flow model with default parameters. In a discounted cash flow model, the future cash flow is estimated based on a cash flow growth rate and a discount rate. The cash flow of the future is discounted to its current value at the discount rate. All of the discounted future cash flow is added together to get the current intrinsic value of the company.

Usually a two-stage model is used when calculating a stock's intrinsic value using a discounted cash flow model. The first stage is called the growth stage; the second is called the terminal stage. In the growth stage the company grows at a faster rate. Because it cannot grow at that rate forever, a lower rate is used for the terminal stage.

GuruFocus DCF calculator is a two-stage model. The default values are defined as:

1. Discount Rate: d = 9%
A reasonable discount rate assumption should be at least the long term average return of the stock market, which can be estimated from risk free rate plus risk premium of stock market. We used the 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate as the risk free rate and rounded up to the nearest integer, then added a risk premium of 6% to get the estimated discount rate. Some investors use their expected rate of return, which is also reasonable. A typical discount rate can be anywhere between 6% - 20%.

2. Growth Rate in the growth stage: g1 = 8.50%
Growth Rate in the growth stage = average free cash flow growth rate in the past 10 years. If it is higher than 20%, we use 20%. If it is less than 5%, we use 5% instead. => Average Free Cash Flow Growth Rate in the past 10 years was 8.50% which is less than 20% and higher than 5% => Growth Rate: 8.50%

3. Years of Growth Stage: y1 = 10

4. Terminal Growth Rate: g2 = 4%

5. Years of Terminal Growth: y2 = 10

6. Free Cash Flow per Share: fcf = $13.06.
However, GuruFocus DCF calculator is actually a Discounted Earnings calculator, the EPS without NRI is used as the default. The reason we are doing this is we found that historically stock prices are more correlated with earnings than free cash flow.

All of the default settings can be changed and the results are calculated automatically.

Essex Property Trust's Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based) for today is calculated as

Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based)=Free Cash Flow per Share*{[(1+g1)/(1+d)+(1+g1)^2/(1+d)^2+...+(1+g1)^10/(1+d)^10]
+(1+g1)^10/(1+d)^10*[(1+g2)/(1+d)+(1+g2)^2/(1+d)^2+...+(1+g2)^10/(1+d)^10]}

set x = (1+g1)/(1+d) = (1+0.085)/(1+0.09) = 0.9954128440367
and y = (1+g2)/(1+d) = (1+0.04)/(1+0.09) = 0.95412844036697

Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based)=Free Cash Flow per Share*{[x+x^2+...+x^10]+x^10*[y+y^2+...+y^10]}
=Free Cash Flow per Share*[x*(1-x^10)/(1-x)+x^10*y*(1-y^10)/(1-y)]
=13.06*17.1953
=224.57

Margin of Safety (FCF Based)=(Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based)-Current Price)/Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based)
=(224.57-298.47)/224.57
=-32.91 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Essex Property Trust  (NYSE:ESS) Intrinsic Value: DCF (FCF Based) Explanation

Unlike valuation methods such as Net Current Asset Value, Tangible Book per Share, Graham Number, Median PS Value etc, discounted Cash Flow model evaluates the companies based on their future earnings power instead of their assets.


Be Aware

What you need to know about the DCF model:

1. The DCF model evaluates a company based on its future earnings power
2. Growth is taken into account; therefore a faster growth company is worth more if everything else is the same.
3. Since we are projecting future growth, it is assumed that the company will grow at the same rate as it did during the past 10 years. Therefore this model works better for the companies that have relatively consistent performance.
4. The DCF model works poorly for inconsistent performers such as cyclicals.
5. What discount rate should you use? Your expected return from the investment is a good discount rate assumption.
6. A larger margin of safety should be required for companies with less predictable businesses.

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Essex Property Trust Business Description

Essex Property Trust logo
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Address
1100 Park Place, Suite 200, San Mateo, CA, USA, 94403
Essex Property Trust owns a portfolio of 253 apartment communities with over 62,000 units and is developing three additional properties with 571 units. The company focuses on owning large, high-quality properties on the West Coast in the urban and suburban submarkets of Southern California, Northern California, and Seattle.
Executives
Pak Barbara officer: Executive Vice President & CFO C/O ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST, INC. 1100 PARK PLACE, SUITE 200 SAN MATEO CA 94403
Hawthorne Maria R director 701 WESTERN AVENUE GLENDALE CA 91201
Berry Adam W officer: Co-Chief Investment Officer C/O ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST, INC. 1100 PARK PLACE, SUITE 200 SAN MATEO CA 94403
Kasaris Mary director C/O ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST, INC. 1100 PARK PLACE, SUITE 200 SAN MATEO CA 94403
Johnson Amal M director C/O MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 350 OAKMEAD PARKWAY, SUITE 100 SUNNYVALE CA 94085
Farias John officer: Group Vice President and CAO C/O ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST, INC 1100 PARK PLACE, SUITE 200 SAN MATEO CA 94403
Kleiman Angela L. officer: Executive Vice President & CFO 1100 PARK PLACE SUITE 200 SAN MATEO CA 94403
Robinson Thomas E director 309 GARRISON FOREST ROAD OWNINGS MILLS MD 21117
Lyons Irving F Iii director C/O ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST, INC. 925 E. MEADOW DRIVE PALO ALTO CA 94303
Sullivan Thomas P. director 525 MARKET STREET, 4TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94133
Scordelis Byron A director
Zinngrabe Claude J. Jr. director 925 EAST MEADOW DRIVE PALO ALTO CA 94303
Sears Janice L. director 1100 PARK PLACE SUITE 200 SAN MATEO CA 94403
Alexander Erik J. officer: Senior Vice President 925 EAST MEADOW DRIVE PALO ALTO CA 94303
Burkart John F. officer: Executive Vice President C/O ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST INC. 1100 PARK PLACE, SUITE 200 SAN MATEO CA 94403

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