Equity Residential (EQR) – Company Information

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Equity Residential (EQR) is an American company that focuses on developing, managing, and acquiring apartment complexes across the US.

The company is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the stock ticker symbol ‘EQR’.

It owns approximately 400 properties in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Southern California, South Florida, DC, Denver, and Seattle.

Equity Residential also sells condominiums and has a corporate housing division.

EQRs corporate headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois and it also has property management offices in each of its markets.

It focuses on “balancing occupancy and rental rates to maximize our revenue while exercising tight cost control to generate the highest possible return to our shareholders.”

The history of the company traces back to the 1960s, when Sam Zell and Bob Lurie (two students at the University of Michigan) started managing student apartment buildings.

Equity Residential went public on the NYSE in 1993 and it became the first apartment company in the S&P 500 in 2001.

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Equity Residential – Overview

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Equity Residential – Financial Results

Operating data (in $ thousands) 2013 2012
Total revenues $2,387,702 $1,747,502
Total expenses $1,875,414 $1,233,380
Operating income $512,288 $514,122
(Loss) income from continuing operations $(168,174) $160,298
Income from discontinued operations, net $2,073,527 $720,906
Net income $1,905,353 $881,204
Net income available to Common Shares $1,826,468 $826,212
Comprehensive income $1,943,339 $884,774
Balance sheet data (in $ millions)
Total assets $22,834,545 $17,201,000
Total liabilities $11,626,205 $9,275,521
Total shareholders’ equity $10,507,201 $7,289,813
Cash flow data (in $ millions)
Net cash provided by operating activities $868,916 $1,046,155
Net cash used in investing activities $(6,977) $(261,168)
Net cash used in financing activities $(1,420,995) $(556,318)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $53,534 $612,590
Common share data (in $)
Basic earnings (loss) per common share $5.16 $2.73
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share $5.16 $2.70

Source: “Equity Residential 2013 Annual Report”


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