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  • Apartment Update For 06-30-14 3 comments
    Jul 2, 2014 8:24 PM
    Apartment Update for 06-30-14

    Yields are calculated on the Q2-14 dividend. The percent change numbers are since the first of the year - with the exception of the change in the dividend. The dividend change is since Q1-13. ESS purchased BRE - each BRE share converted into 0.2971 newly issued shares of ESS plus $12.33 in cash. ACC, PPS and UDR increased their Q2-14 dividends. ESS has announce its Q3-14 dividend to be $1.30 - up from $1.21.

      Share Price14 FFO EstQ2-14Div/Div/Percent ChangeLTM
    Company and ticker1-0106-301-0106-30YieldFFO14FFO15PricePr+DivFFOTargetDiv

    Apartment Investment and Management Company(NYSE:AIV)25.9132.
    Avalonbay Communities Inc.(NYSE:AVB)118.23142.196.776.763.2668.6463.3020.2722.23-0.154.768.41
    Camden Property Trust(NYSE:CPT)56.8871.
    Equity Residential(NYSE:EQR)51.8763.
    Essex Property Trust Inc.(NYSE:ESS)143.51184.918.297.302.6266.3052.8428.8529.69-11.948.810.00
    Home Properties Inc.(NYSE:HME)53.6263.964.524.464.5765.4762.3919.2822.01-1.332.024.29
    Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc.(NYSE:MAA)60.7473.054.995.154.0056.7052.4220.2722.673.216.845.04
    Post Properties Inc.(NYSE:PPS)45.2353.462.762.472.6958.3051.6118.2019.79-10.511.329.09
    UDR, Inc.(NYSE:UDR)23.3528.631.491.513.6368.8764.6022.6124.841.345.2710.64

    Apartment Average    3.4362.39 22.2824.29-2.815.208.40
    Student Housing
    American Campus Communities, Inc.(NYSE:ACC)32.2138.242.332.343.9764.9661.0418.7221.080.433.635.56
    Education Realty Trust, Inc.(NYSE:EDR)8.8210.740.640.624.1070.9761.1121.7724.26-3.136.8210.00

    Student Housing Average       20.2422.67-1.35   

    Sector Average    3.5463.40 21.9123.99-2.555.208.28

    Apartment Price/FFO Ratios 06-30

     FFO / Share% FFO GrowthPrice/FFO14 FFO Range


    Average    4.688.179.4220.1718.6917.00 
    Student Housing

    Sector Average   7.088.339.7519.8418.3616.67 

    Dividend History based on Q4 Dividends

     Dividends/Share/QuarterPercentage Dividend GrowthAverage

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  • surfgeezer
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    Thanks. Really wanted some Apt Reits and you just really saved me a ton of research. PM me if you are ever in LA and I will buy lunch.
    Look like I am too late, as I suspected. Yields to low for me.
    3 Jul 2014, 03:21 AM Reply Like
  • Factoids
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    Author’s reply » AVB and ESS did not cut their dividend as a result of the credit crisis. The dividend/FFO ratio for the group is consistently on the low side. (The bad news - only UDR reports AFFO. There would be significant improvements in transparency if multi-family REITs reported FAD.) Using a consistent 8% RRR and using conservative CAGRs - the dividend discount model says that all but PPS and EDR are significantly under valued. Several years of low apartment construction should result in their not being a problem with over supply for years. LTM dividend growth for several of these companies has been good - with the projection that this will continue. The FFO projections spreads are very low (lack of visibility on merger costs hurts the spread on ESS).
    In summation - relatively lower risk and relatively higher growth results in relatively lower yields. The low yields are logically justified. But (and this is a BIG "but") the sector can be sensitive to changes in interest rates. That is one of the reasons why the whole REIT sector is up in 2014. So this is a suboptimal time to buy.
    3 Jul 2014, 08:09 AM Reply Like
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    Factoids : Thanks for sharing. From a stand point of valuation this sector is the most solid in reitdom, the only thing that could change that would be substantial mortgage affordability / income growth for young nesters. As long as the tea people control the house it won't happen
    4 Jul 2014, 11:28 AM Reply Like
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