SUN COMMUNITIES INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased 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 124.72% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||125.84||107.9|
|Net Income ($mil)||24.19||5.26|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||259.15||4.96|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2430.8||1936.69|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1393.94||1408.21|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||25.91||22.88|
|Return on Assets||1.71||0.75|
|Return on Equity||3.93||2.26|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||48.01||36.14|
|Div / share||0.65||0.63|
|Book value / share||18.79||11.11|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||257611.0||272793.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 103.82 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.41. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.66 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.86. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SUN COMMUNITIES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SUI 79.08||Peers 103.82||SUI 24.23||Peers 24.35|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SUI is trading at a discount to its peers.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|SUI 128.60||Peers 52.24||SUI 1.49||Peers 6.25|
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 significant 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 3.66||Peers 3.86||SUI 222.22||Peers 210.79|
Average. 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.
SUI is trading at a valuation on par with 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 7.20||Peers 8.79||SUI 13.78||Peers 32.13|
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 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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