Essex Property Trust, Inc (ESS) is a leading reit-residential business based in the US. Essex Property Trust is listed on the NYSE and employs 1,822 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$169.3848 - $317.6895|
|50-day moving average||$238.9697|
|200-day moving average||$225.1716|
|Wall St. target price||$257.83|
|Dividend yield||$8.31 (3.41%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$9.159|
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Valuing Essex Property Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Essex Property Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Essex Property Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Essex Property Trust shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Essex Property Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 28.795. 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 Essex Property Trust's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Essex Property Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Essex Property Trust's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||35.97%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.77%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.93%|
|Market capitalisation||$15.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 830,587 Essex Property Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Essex Property Trust's "short interest". This figure is 3% down from 856,546 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Essex Property Trust shares can be evaluated.
Essex Property Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Essex Property Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Essex Property Trust shares traded daily (recently around 474621.14285714). Essex Property Trust's SIR currently stands at 1.75. In other words for every 100,000 Essex Property Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1750 shares are currently held short.
However Essex Property Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Essex Property Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Essex Property Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Essex Property Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Essex Property Trust shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0178% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Essex Property Trust shares, roughly 18 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 Essex Property Trust.
Find out more about how you can short Essex Property Trust stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Essex Property Trust.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 18.43
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Essex Property Trust's overall score of 18.43 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 11st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Essex Property Trust is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 7.91/100
Essex Property Trust's environmental score of 7.91 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Essex Property Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 6.65/100
Essex Property Trust's social score of 6.65 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Essex Property Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 6.87/100
Essex Property Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Essex Property Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Essex Property Trust scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Essex Property Trust has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||18.43|
|Total ESG percentile||11.08|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 55.81% of net profits
Recently Essex Property Trust has paid out, on average, around 55.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Essex Property Trust shareholders could enjoy a 3.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Essex Property Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $8.31 per share.
Essex Property Trust's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Essex Property Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 15 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Essex Property Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $169.3848 up to $317.6895. 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 Essex Property Trust's is 0.8004. This would suggest that Essex Property Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Essex Property Trust, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily residential properties in selected West Coast markets. Essex currently has ownership interests in 246 apartment communities comprising approximately 60,000 apartment homes with an additional 6 properties in various stages of active development.
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