SUNTRUST BANKS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged 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 6.61% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2089.0||2127.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||429.0||405.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||7476.0||7907.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||189881.0||179542.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||17594.0||20244.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||91.05||89.0|
|Return on Assets||0.94||0.77|
|Return on Equity||7.48||6.18|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||522.03||534.78|
|Div / share||0.2||0.1|
|Book value / share||44.56||40.8|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2928109.0||3682659.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 16.08 for the Commercial Banks industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.31. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.98 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.20. 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 13.36||Peers 16.08||STI NM||Peers 73.76|
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 12.34||Peers 30.26||STI NA||Peers 0.64|
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 0.98||Peers 1.20||STI 30.67||Peers 53.32|
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 2.67||Peers 2.85||STI 0.67||Peers -2.75|
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.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
STI has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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