American Campus Communities IncFind Ratings Reports
AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||194.17||201.27|
|Net Income ($mil)||34.05||45.59|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||58.52||427.59|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5987.97||6367.54|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2208.32||2623.27|
|Profitability||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||29.45||29.62|
|Return on Assets||1.46||1.43|
|Return on Equity||2.5||2.63|
|Debt||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Share Data||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||133.62||130.42|
|Div / share||0.42||0.4|
|Book value / share||26.1||26.55|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||648590.0||731390.0|
BUY. AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 51.52 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.02. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.79 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.00 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.57. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ACC 72.00||Peers 51.52||ACC 20.00||Peers 18.90|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
ACC is trading at a significant premium 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.
ACC is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|ACC 47.76||Peers 62.39||ACC 6.35||Peers 4.87|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
ACC is trading at a discount to its peers.
Premium. 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.
ACC trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|ACC 1.79||Peers 3.57||ACC -14.48||Peers 33.31|
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.
ACC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, ACC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|ACC 7.97||Peers 7.95||ACC 2.51||Peers 9.98|
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.
ACC is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
ACC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth