SUNTRUST BANKS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 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 6.26% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2144.0||2133.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||537.0||576.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||4695.0||8325.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||187036.0||186818.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||12386.0||23314.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||92.82||89.17|
|Return on Assets||0.98||0.96|
|Return on Equity||7.5||7.88|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||514.11||527.36|
|Div / share||0.24||0.2|
|Book value / share||46.03||42.23|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||4379390.0||3479913.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 17.27 for the Commercial Banks industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 22.01. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.94 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.13. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SUNTRUST BANKS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|STI 12.78||Peers 17.27||STI 74.80||Peers 9.01|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
STI 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.
STI is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|STI 12.25||Peers 11.75||STI NA||Peers 0.86|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
STI is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
Ratio not available.
|STI 0.94||Peers 1.13||STI 3.35||Peers 45.15|
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.
STI is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, STI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|STI 2.60||Peers 2.62||STI -0.78||Peers 0.25|
Average. 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.
STI is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
STI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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