SUN COMMUNITIES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 134.23% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||119.67||105.66|
|Net Income ($mil)||-11.48||1.6|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||83.46||14.15|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2937.69||1999.24|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1832.09||1492.82|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||0.69||20.77|
|Return on Assets||0.97||0.83|
|Return on Equity||2.51||2.78|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||48.57||36.14|
|Div / share||0.65||0.63|
|Book value / share||18.35||10.53|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||339971.0||262115.0|
HOLD. SUN COMMUNITIES INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 48.71 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.72. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.76 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.56. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, SUN COMMUNITIES INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SUI 116.90||Peers 48.71||SUI NA||Peers 23.28|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
SUI is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|SUI NM||Peers 87.34||SUI NM||Peers 4.06|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
SUI's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
SUI's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|SUI 3.76||Peers 3.56||SUI 84.37||Peers 299.83|
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.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, SUI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|SUI 7.08||Peers 8.28||SUI 13.27||Peers 27.13|
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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