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American Campus Communities Inc
ACC : NYSE : Financial
$45.56 up0.81 | 1.80%
Today's Range: 44.77 - 45.74
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,423,500
05/02/16 - 3:28 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 21.55% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)201.27193.61
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)54.3151.29
Net Income ($mil)45.5970.2


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)427.5951.9
Total Assets ($mil)6367.545819.57
Total Debt ($mil)2623.272724.77
Equity ($mil)3462.282848.24


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin29.6228.99
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin26.9926.49
Sales Turnover0.120.13
Return on Assets1.431.79
Return on Equity2.633.67
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.430.49
Interest Expense0.025.87
Interest Coverage0.01.98


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)112.34112.3
Div / share0.40.38
EPS0.360.62
Book value / share30.8225.36
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1421712.0726470.0

Valuation


BUY. AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 43.60 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 23.99. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.46 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.79. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACC 59.26 Peers 43.60   ACC NA Peers 17.79

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

ACC is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACC 49.22 Peers 51.10   ACC NM Peers 6.63

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

ACC is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

ACC's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ACC 1.46 Peers 3.79   ACC -18.28 Peers 62.69

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

ACC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, ACC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACC 6.61 Peers 7.99   ACC 2.40 Peers 14.57

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

ACC is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

ACC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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