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General Growth Properties Inc
GGP : NYSE : Financial
$25.90 up0.35 | 1.30%
Today's Range: 25.47 - 25.97
Avg. Daily Volume: 4,691,200
11/27/15 - 12:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

GENERAL GROWTH PPTYS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.98% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)615.14643.69
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)254.79253.86
Net Income ($mil)123.8574.61

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)160.67279.58
Total Assets ($mil)23789.825319.91
Total Debt ($mil)14233.316116.52
Equity ($mil)8248.367499.68

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin44.4342.2
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin41.4239.44
Sales Turnover0.110.1
Return on Assets6.171.79
Return on Equity16.683.46
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense144.89174.11
Interest Coverage1.761.46

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)882.43884.07
Div / share0.170.15
Book value / share9.358.48
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume4822129.03689707.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 42.58 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.93. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.72 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.66. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, GENERAL GROWTH PPTYS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
GGP 17.56 Peers 42.58   GGP 24.71 Peers 17.97

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

GGP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Premium. 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.

GGP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
GGP 43.90 Peers 41.26   GGP 0.07 Peers 1.65

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

GGP is trading at a significant discount to 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.

GGP trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
GGP 2.72 Peers 3.66   GGP 437.03 Peers 95.99

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.

GGP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

GGP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
GGP 8.83 Peers 7.80   GGP -2.89 Peers 17.66

Premium. 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.

GGP is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.


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

GGP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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