As of March 31, 2020, the Company owned or held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 296 apartment communities containing 86,596 apartment homes in 11 states and the District of Columbia, of which 19 communities were under development.
6 star dividend payer and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has AvalonBay Communities's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WV8 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: WV8 underperformed the German REITs industry which returned 9.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WV8 underperformed the German Market which returned 0.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is AvalonBay Communities's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is AvalonBay Communities undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WV8 (€142) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€208.49)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WV8 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WV8 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.6x) compared to the REITs industry average (8.8x).
PE vs Market: WV8 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.6x) compared to the German market (20.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WV8 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (7.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WV8 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the DE REITs industry average (1.5x).
How is AvalonBay Communities forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WV8's forecast earnings growth (3.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).
Earnings vs Market: WV8's earnings (3.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (22.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WV8's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WV8's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WV8's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WV8's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.8%).
How has AvalonBay Communities performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WV8 has a large one-off gain of $170.9M impacting its March 31 2010 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: WV8's current net profit margins (33%) are lower than last year (43.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WV8's earnings have grown by 2.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WV8's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WV8 had negative earnings growth (-21.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the REITs industry average (25.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WV8's Return on Equity (7.2%) is considered low.
How is AvalonBay Communities's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WV8's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($637.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: WV8's short term assets ($1.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($8.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WV8's debt to equity ratio (74.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WV8's debt to equity ratio has increased from 72% to 74.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WV8's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.1%).
Interest Coverage: WV8's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4x coverage).
What is AvalonBay Communities's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WV8's dividend (3.98%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.27%).
High Dividend: WV8's dividend (3.98%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.83%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WV8's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WV8's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (66.3%), WV8's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WV8's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (0.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tim Naughton (59yo)
Mr. Timothy J. Naughton, also known as Tim, has been the Chief Executive Officer of AvalonBay Communities Inc. since January 1, 2012 and has been its President since February 23, 2015. Mr. Naughton serves ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Tim's total compensation ($USD10.92M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD5.19M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Tim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Financial Officer||6.08yrs||US$3.33m||0.015% $2.9m|
|Chief Operating Officer||5.5yrs||US$3.69m||0.031% $6.2m|
|Chief Investment Officer||5.5yrs||US$3.63m||0.038% $7.7m|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||21.42yrs||US$1.06m||0.014% $2.8m|
|Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy & Marketing||9.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Development - New Jersey||18.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Construction Group and Senior Vice President of Construction||15.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Development & Construction||10.42yrs||US$1.65m||0.037% $7.4m|
Experienced Management: WV8's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.9 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||14.83yrs||US$279.94k||0.013% $2.5m|
|Independent Director||5.83yrs||US$262.37k||no data|
|Independent Director||8.83yrs||US$259.94k||0.0059% $1.2m|
|Independent Director||7.17yrs||US$257.44k||0.0054% $1.1m|
|Lead Independent Director||1.17yrs||US$284.94k||0.010% $2.1m|
|Independent Director||5.5yrs||US$257.25k||no data|
|Independent Director||2.83yrs||US$249.94k||0.00036% $71.9k|
|Independent Director||3.83yrs||US$249.99k||no data|
|Independent Director||3.83yrs||US$249.94k||0.0028% $563.4k|
Experienced Board: WV8's board of directors are considered experienced (5.7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
- Ticker: WV8
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1978
- Industry: Residential REITs
- Sector: Real Estate
- Implied Market Cap: US$22.462b
- Market Cap: US$19.979b
- Listing Market Cap: US$19.980b
- Shares outstanding: 140.46m
- Website: https://www.avalonbay.com
Number of Employees
- AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
- 4040 Wilson Boulevard
- Suite 1000
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|AVB||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Mar 1994|
|WV8||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Mar 1994|
|0HJO||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Mar 1994|
|AVBC||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Mar 1994|
|A1VB34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
As of March 31, 2020, the Company owned or held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 296 apartment communities containing 86,596 apartment homes in 11 states and the District of Columbia, of which 19 communities were under development. The Company is an equity REIT in the business of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing apartment communities in leading metropolitan areas in New England, the New York/New Jersey Metro area, the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest, and Northern and Southern California, as well as in the Company's expansion markets consisting of Southeast Florida and Denver, Colorado (the "Expansion Markets").
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/03 21:41|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/03 00:00|
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