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Independence Realty Trust

Executive Summary

Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: IRT) is a real estate investment trust that owns and operates multifamily apartment properties across non-gateway U.S.


Snowflake Analysis

Slightly overvalued unattractive dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Independence Realty Trust's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: IRT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.1%

IRT

-1.9%

US REITs

0.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

-12.7%

IRT

-10.4%

US REITs

18.0%

US Market

Return vs Industry: IRT underperformed the US REITs industry which returned -10.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: IRT underperformed the US Market which returned 18% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

IRTIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.1%-1.9%0.5%
30 Day4.8%3.0%4.5%
90 Day28.6%18.0%19.7%
1 Year-7.6%-12.7%-6.7%-10.4%20.5%18.0%
3 Year41.7%16.8%16.1%2.3%46.3%36.8%
5 Year122.8%54.1%44.6%15.5%87.2%66.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Independence Realty Trust's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Independence Realty Trust undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

26.2%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: IRT ($11.68) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($15.84)

Significantly Below Fair Value: IRT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: IRT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36.8x) compared to the US REITs industry average (36x).

PE vs Market: IRT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36.8x) compared to the US market (19.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: IRT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: IRT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US REITs industry average (1.4x).


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Future Growth

How is Independence Realty Trust forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?

17.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: IRT's forecast earnings growth (17.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: IRT's earnings (17.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (24.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: IRT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: IRT's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: IRT's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if IRT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Independence Realty Trust performed over the past 5 years?

15.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: IRT has a large one-off gain of $22.5M impacting its June 30 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: IRT's current net profit margins (14.1%) are lower than last year (18.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: IRT's earnings have grown by 15.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: IRT's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: IRT had negative earnings growth (-20.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the REITs industry average (3.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: IRT's Return on Equity (4.8%) is considered low.


Next Steps

  • Explore strong past performing companies in the Real Estate industry.

Financial Health

How is Independence Realty Trust's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: IRT's short term assets ($18.2M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($42.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: IRT's short term assets ($18.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.1B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: IRT's debt to equity ratio (169.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: IRT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 184.4% to 169.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: IRT's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (7%).

Interest Coverage: IRT's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.2x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Independence Realty Trust current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

4.11%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: IRT's dividend (4.11%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.59%).

High Dividend: IRT's dividend (4.11%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.32%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: IRT has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: IRT has only been paying a dividend for 7 years, and since then payments have fallen.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (113.1%), IRT's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: IRT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (66.2% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

6.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Scott Schaeffer (58 yo)

7.5yrs

Tenure

US$3,901,088

Compensation

Mr. Scott F. Schaeffer has been the Chief Executive Officer at Independence Realty Trust, Inc. since February 8, 2013 and has been its Chairman since January 2011. He served as Chief Executive Officer of R ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Scott's total compensation ($USD3.90M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.99M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Scott's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Scott Schaeffer
Chairman & CEO7.5yrsUS$3.90m0.42%
$ 4.6m
Farrell Ender
President6yrsUS$1.54m0.15%
$ 1.6m
James Sebra
CFO & Treasurer8.25yrsUS$1.59m0.14%
$ 1.6m
Jason Delozier
Chief Accounting Officer & Controller2.5yrsUS$492.90k0.017%
$ 186.1k
Jessica Norman
Executive VP1.25yrsUS$512.00k0.012%
$ 131.3k
Ted McHugh
SVP, Edelman Financial Communications & Capital Marketsno datano datano data
Alex Jorgensen
Investor Relations Officerno datano datano data

6.0yrs

Average Tenure

44yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: IRT's management team is seasoned and experienced (6 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Scott Schaeffer
Chairman & CEO7.5yrsUS$3.90m0.42%
$ 4.6m
Richard Gebert
Independent Director2.83yrsUS$120.00k0.021%
$ 233.2k
Mack Pridgen
Independent Director4.92yrsUS$112.50k0.069%
$ 760.6k
William Dunkelberg
IndependentDirector9.5yrsUS$117.50k0.041%
$ 449.4k
DeForest Soaries
Independent Director9.5yrsUS$120.00k0.041%
$ 448.8k
Melinda McClure
Lead Independent Directorno dataUS$125.77k0.021%
$ 233.2k

9.5yrs

Average Tenure

65.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: IRT's board of directors are considered experienced (9.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4.9%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Independence Realty Trust, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Independence Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Ticker: IRT
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2009
  • Industry: Residential REITs
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Implied Market Cap: US$1.105b
  • Market Cap: US$1.103b
  • Shares outstanding: 95.20m
  • Website: https://www.irtliving.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Independence Realty Trust, Inc.
  • 1835 Market Street
  • Suite 2601
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania
  • 19103
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
IRTNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDAug 2013

Biography

Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: IRT) is a real estate investment trust that owns and operates multifamily apartment properties across non-gateway U.S. markets, including Atlanta, Louisville, Memphis ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/15 06:18
End of Day Share Price2020/08/14 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.