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American Campus Communities Inc.
ACC : NYSE : Financial

$37.36 | %
Today's Range: 37.15 - 37.68
Avg. Daily Volume: 835,700
04/17/14 - 4:04 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2013 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Net Sales ($mil)183.53149.68
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)49.8138.53
Net Income ($mil)27.8323.66


Balance Sheet Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)74.258.24
Total Assets ($mil)5598.045118.96
Total Debt ($mil)2744.392221.25
Equity ($mil)2624.92648.38


Profitability Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Gross Profit Margin27.1425.74
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin27.1425.74
Sales Turnover0.120.09
Return on Assets1.861.1
Return on Equity1.731.71
Debt Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.510.46
Interest Expense24.5619.42
Interest Coverage2.031.98


Share Data Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Shares outstanding (mil)104.78104.67
Div / share0.360.34
EPS0.250.21
Book value / share25.0525.3
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume838272.0817259.0

Valuation


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 135.53 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.59. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.51 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.56 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.02. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACC 85.75 Peers 135.53   ACC 16.03 Peers 19.15

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

ACC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

ACC is trading at a discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACC 55.49 Peers 58.45   ACC 2.12 Peers 5.61

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

ACC is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

Discount. 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 trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ACC 1.51 Peers 3.02   ACC -20.00 Peers 79.61

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 5.99 Peers 7.84   ACC 41.16 Peers 20.51

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.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

ACC has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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