SUNTRUST BANKS INC'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. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.48% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2143.0||2156.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||394.0||426.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||7939.0||5079.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||190328.0||175335.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||22208.0||19439.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||90.15||89.33|
|Return on Assets||0.93||0.76|
|Return on Equity||7.52||6.08|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||524.54||536.1|
|Div / share||0.2||0.1|
|Book value / share||43.65||39.74|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3654142.0||3352413.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 15.93 for the Commercial Banks industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.41. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.93 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.17. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. 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 12.60||Peers 15.93||STI NM||Peers 8.84|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
STI is trading at a discount to its peers.
Neutral. 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's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|STI 11.46||Peers 36.04||STI NA||Peers 1.12|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
STI is trading at a significant discount to 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 0.93||Peers 1.17||STI 34.02||Peers 14.90|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
STI is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|STI 2.48||Peers 2.36||STI 0.00||Peers 0.03|
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.
Neutral. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
The growth rate for STI is not available.
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