AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 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 remained unchanged from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||197.86||183.53|
|Net Income ($mil)||26.85||27.83|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||57.0||74.2|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5834.75||5598.04|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2972.72||2744.39|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||27.16||27.14|
|Return on Assets||1.07||1.86|
|Return on Equity||2.3||1.73|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||105.09||104.78|
|Div / share||0.38||0.36|
|Book value / share||24.83||25.05|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1000622.0||833292.0|
BUY. AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 47.30 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.65 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.49. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|ACC 74.56||Peers 47.30||ACC NA||Peers 24.22|
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.
|ACC 52.58||Peers 57.42||ACC 3.98||Peers 3.09|
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.
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 1.65||Peers 3.49||ACC 27.90||Peers 297.86|
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 5.84||Peers 8.04||ACC 11.75||Peers 26.64|
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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