AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.63% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||178.96||173.01|
|Net Income ($mil)||15.58||13.44|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||49.44||99.46|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5810.17||5720.99|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2733.22||2911.37|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||19.86||21.08|
|Return on Assets||1.83||2.04|
|Return on Equity||3.77||2.32|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||112.31||104.93|
|Div / share||0.4||0.38|
|Book value / share||25.17||24.57|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||998773.0||739378.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 47.56 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.03. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.39 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.67 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.30. 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.
|ACC 36.89||Peers 47.56||ACC 14.14||Peers 17.93|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
ACC is trading at a 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.
|ACC 49.72||Peers 43.86||ACC 10.33||Peers 5.06|
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 significant premium to its peers.
Premium. 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 premium to its peers.
|ACC 1.39||Peers 3.30||ACC 69.64||Peers 264.85|
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.
|ACC 5.22||Peers 7.57||ACC 7.63||Peers 18.23|
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 significant 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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