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.
No risks detected for ESS from our risk checks.
Established dividend payer with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has Essex Property Trust's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ESS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ESS matched the US REITs industry which returned 14.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ESS underperformed the US Market which returned 20.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Essex Property Trust's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StThe Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) Share Price Is Up 39% And Shareholders Are Holding On
1 month ago | Simply Wall StShould You Be Pleased About The CEO Pay At Essex Property Trust, Inc.'s (NYSE:ESS)
2 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Did Essex Property Trust, Inc.'s (NYSE:ESS) 7.0% ROE Fare Against The Industry?
Is Essex Property Trust undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: ESS ($321.63) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($318.38)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ESS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ESS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (48.2x) compared to the REITs industry average (36.3x).
PE vs Market: ESS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (48.2x) compared to the US market (18.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ESS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (24.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ESS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.4x) compared to the US REITs industry average (2.1x).
How is Essex Property Trust 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: ESS's forecast earnings growth (2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: ESS's earnings (2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ESS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: ESS's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ESS's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ESS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.2%).
How has Essex Property Trust performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ESS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ESS's current net profit margins (28.7%) are higher than last year (26.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ESS's earnings have grown by 16.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ESS's earnings growth over the past year (12.6%) is below its 5-year average (16.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ESS earnings growth over the past year (12.6%) exceeded the REITs industry 6.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ESS's Return on Equity (7.2%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Essex Property Trust's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Inventory Level: ESS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: ESS's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0x debt).
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: ESS's level of assets compared to its equity is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if ESS has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.
Low Risk Liabilities: ESS reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.
Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if ESS has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.
Low Risk Deposits: ESS has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.
Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if ESS has an appropriate level of bad loans.
What is Essex Property Trust's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: ESS's dividend (2.43%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).
High Dividend: ESS's dividend (2.43%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ESS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ESS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (53.6%), ESS's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: ESS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (0.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Schall (62yo)
Mr. Michael J. Schall, also known as Mike, CPA, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Essex Property Trust, Inc. since January 1, 2011. Mr. Schall served as the Chief Operating Officer from ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD5.43M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.78M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||4.3yrs||US$2.88m||0.0087% $1.9m|
|Chief Operating Officer||0.4yrs||US$3.11m||0.0034% $755.4k|
|Senior Vice President of Operations||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Investment Officer||0.2yrs||no data||0.0037% $813.0k|
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||5.1yrs||no data||0.0011% $239.3k|
|Senior VP & CTO||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: ESS's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$161.45k||0.0023% $502.9k|
|Presiding Independent Director||0yrs||US$167.00k||0.012% $2.6m|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||0yrs||US$265.80k||1.68% $372.4m|
|Vice Chairman of the Board||0yrs||US$328.33k||0.039% $8.6m|
|Independent Director||5.8yrs||US$164.60k||0.0069% $1.5m|
|Independent Director||8.8yrs||US$162.24k||0.0044% $981.4k|
|Independent Director||1.4yrs||US$16.15k||0.00068% $150.6k|
|Independent Director||8.8yrs||US$183.70k||0.0016% $363.3k|
Experienced Board: ESS's board of directors are considered experienced (7.3 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.
Essex Property Trust, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Essex Property Trust, Inc.
- Ticker: ESS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1971
- Industry: Residential REITs
- Sector: Real Estate
- Implied Market Cap: US$22.153b
- Market Cap: US$21.257b
- Shares outstanding: 68.39m
- Website: https://www.essexapartmenthomes.com
Number of Employees
- Essex Property Trust, Inc.
- 1100 Park Place
- Suite 200
- San Mateo
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ESS||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1994|
|EXP||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1994|
|0IIR||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jun 1994|
|E1SS34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 10 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
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 249 apartment communities comprising approximately 60,000 apartment homes with an additional 7 properties in various stages of active development.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/20 00:11|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/19 00:00|
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