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Sun Communities Inc
SUI : NYSE : Financial
$62.68 | %
Today's Range: 61.97 - 62.92
Avg. Daily Volume: 249,300
12/26/14 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis


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 ($mil)125.84107.9
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)32.6124.69
Net Income ($mil)24.195.26


Balance Sheet Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)259.154.96
Total Assets ($mil)2430.81936.69
Total Debt ($mil)1393.941408.21
Equity ($mil)901.98401.37


Profitability Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Gross Profit Margin25.9122.88
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin25.9122.88
Sales Turnover0.190.21
Return on Assets1.710.75
Return on Equity3.932.26
Debt Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.610.78
Interest Expense19.4318.63
Interest Coverage1.681.33


Share Data Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)48.0136.14
Div / share0.650.63
EPS0.540.1
Book value / share18.7911.11
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume255823.0227089.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 106.17 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.19. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.31 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.58. 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SUI 71.47 Peers 106.17   SUI 21.90 Peers 23.21

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.

 

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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SUI 115.15 Peers 49.38   SUI 1.34 Peers 2.82

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SUI 3.31 Peers 3.58   SUI 222.22 Peers 200.52

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.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

SUI is expected to have an earnings growth rate that exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SUI 6.51 Peers 8.15   SUI 13.78 Peers 31.73

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 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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