SUN COMMUNITIES INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 33.67% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||115.79||100.6|
|Net Income ($mil)||6.44||2.55|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||7.62||6.49|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2143.98||1916.77|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1445.78||1371.78|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||22.06||22.19|
|Return on Assets||1.05||0.45|
|Return on Equity||2.96||1.12|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||41.11||36.11|
|Div / share||0.65||0.63|
|Book value / share||13.61||11.6|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||267750.0||176848.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 182.94 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.06. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.94 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.07. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, SUN COMMUNITIES INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SUI 124.63||Peers 182.94||SUI 15.88||Peers 20.32|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SUI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Discount. 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.
SUI is trading at a discount to its peers.
|SUI 49.62||Peers 53.89||SUI 0.77||Peers 4.26|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
SUI is trading at a premium 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.
SUI trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|SUI 3.94||Peers 3.07||SUI 186.66||Peers 174.21|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
SUI is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
SUI is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.
|SUI 5.00||Peers 7.81||SUI 16.34||Peers 36.73|
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.
SUI 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.
SUI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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