ELS Stock Overview
We are a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (“REIT”) with headquarters in Chicago.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$73.72|
|52 Week High||US$88.70|
|52 Week Low||US$67.57|
|1 Month Change||0.83%|
|3 Month Change||0.67%|
|1 Year Change||-11.66%|
|3 Year Change||11.66%|
|5 Year Change||71.14%|
|Change since IPO||2,006.29%|
Recent News & Updates
Here's Why We Think Equity LifeStyle Properties (NYSE:ELS) Is Well Worth Watching
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Equity Lifestyle Properties declares $0.41 dividend
Equity Lifestyle Properties (NYSE:ELS) declares $0.41/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 2.29% Payable Oct. 14; for shareholders of record Sept. 30; ex-div Sept. 29. See ELS Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth.
|ELS||US REITs||US Market|
Return vs Industry: ELS underperformed the US REITs industry which returned -8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ELS exceeded the US Market which returned -12.8% over the past year.
|ELS Average Weekly Movement||3.5%|
|REITs Industry Average Movement||4.4%|
|Market Average Movement||7.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||17.1%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||3.2%|
Stable Share Price: ELS is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ELS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
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.
Equity LifeStyle Properties Fundamentals Summary
|ELS fundamental statistics|
Is ELS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|ELS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$687.59m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.51|
|Net Profit Margin||20.53%|
How did ELS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.2%Current Dividend Yield
Does ELS pay a reliable dividends?See ELS dividend history and benchmarks
|Equity LifeStyle Properties dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Sep 29 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Oct 14 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||52 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||67 days|
Does ELS pay a reliable dividends?See ELS dividend history and benchmarks
Is ELS undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for ELS?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is ELS's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does ELS's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|ELS PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
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ELS Equity LifeStyle Properties
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: ELS is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (48.9x) compared to the peer average (58x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does ELS's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US REITs Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: ELS is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (48.9x) compared to the US REITs industry average (31.2x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is ELS's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||48.9x|
|Fair PE Ratio||40.6x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: ELS is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (48.9x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (40.6x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of ELS when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: ELS ($73.72) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($89.44)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ELS is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is less than 20% higher than the current share price.
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How is Equity LifeStyle Properties forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Future Growth Score2/6
Future Growth Score 2/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ELS's forecast earnings growth (6.5% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: ELS's earnings (6.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ELS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: ELS's revenue (6.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ELS's revenue (6.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ELS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (23.5%)
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How has Equity LifeStyle Properties performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ELS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ELS's current net profit margins (20.5%) are higher than last year (20.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ELS's earnings have grown by 7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ELS's earnings growth over the past year (16.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ELS earnings growth over the past year (16.2%) underperformed the REITs industry 47.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ELS's Return on Equity (19.4%) is considered low.
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How is Equity LifeStyle Properties's financial position?
Financial Health Score1/6
Financial Health Score 1/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ELS's short term assets ($100.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($297.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: ELS's short term assets ($100.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($3.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ELS's net debt to equity ratio (212.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ELS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 187.2% to 214.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ELS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19%).
Interest Coverage: ELS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.7x coverage).
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What is Equity LifeStyle Properties's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ELS's dividend (2.22%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.52%).
High Dividend: ELS's dividend (2.22%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.09%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ELS's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ELS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (54.3%), ELS's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (51.6%), ELS's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Marguerite Nader (53 yo)
Mrs. Marguerite M. Nader has been the President of Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. since May 10, 2012 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since February 1, 2013. Mrs. Nader serves as an Independent...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Marguerite's total compensation ($USD4.14M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.00M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Marguerite's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: ELS's management team is seasoned and experienced (10 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ELS's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.5 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.
- Ticker: ELS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1992
- Industry: Residential REITs
- Sector: Real Estate
- Implied Market Cap: US$14.403b
- Market Cap: US$13.718b
- Shares outstanding: 195.37m
- Website: https://www.equitylifestyleproperties.com
Number of Employees
- Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.
- Two North Riverside Plaza
- Suite 800
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/08/06 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/08/05 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.