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Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc is a reit-residential business based in the US. Equity LifeStyle Properties shares (ELS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Equity LifeStyle Properties employs 4,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.
|52-week range||USD$40.9815 - USD$74.2776|
|50-day moving average||USD$62.1379|
|200-day moving average||USD$62.3599|
|Wall St. target price||USD$69.86|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.37 (2.24%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.254|
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Valuing Equity LifeStyle Properties stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Equity LifeStyle Properties's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Equity LifeStyle Properties's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 49x. In other words, Equity LifeStyle Properties shares trade at around 49x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Equity LifeStyle Properties's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Equity LifeStyle Properties's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Equity LifeStyle Properties's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$515.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Equity LifeStyle Properties's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||32.6%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$572.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||18.38%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$11.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.4 million Equity LifeStyle Properties shares held short by investors – that's known as Equity LifeStyle Properties's "short interest". This figure is 3.5% up from 2.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Equity LifeStyle Properties shares can be evaluated.
Equity LifeStyle Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Equity LifeStyle Properties shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Equity LifeStyle Properties shares traded daily (recently around 876492.33576642). Equity LifeStyle Properties's SIR currently stands at 2.74. In other words for every 100,000 Equity LifeStyle Properties shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2740 shares are currently held short.
However Equity LifeStyle Properties's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Equity LifeStyle Properties shares, or, against the total number of tradable Equity LifeStyle Properties shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Equity LifeStyle Properties's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Equity LifeStyle Properties shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0163% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Equity LifeStyle Properties shares, roughly 16 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Equity LifeStyle Properties.
Find out more about how you can short Equity LifeStyle Properties stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 17.78% of net profits
Recently Equity LifeStyle Properties has paid out, on average, around 17.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.36% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Equity LifeStyle Properties shareholders could enjoy a 2.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Equity LifeStyle Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $1.37 per share.
While Equity LifeStyle Properties's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Equity LifeStyle Properties is investing more in its future growth.
Equity LifeStyle Properties's most recent dividend payout was on 8 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Equity LifeStyle Properties's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 October 2019. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Equity LifeStyle Properties shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Equity LifeStyle Properties shares which in turn could have impacted Equity LifeStyle Properties's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Equity LifeStyle Properties's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.9815 up to $74.2776. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Equity LifeStyle Properties's is 0.4845. This would suggest that Equity LifeStyle Properties's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
We are a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (?REIT?) with headquarters in Chicago. As of January 25, 2021, we own or have an interest in 423 quality properties in 33 states and British Columbia consisting of 161,229 sites.
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