American Campus Communities Inc

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ACC : NYSE : Financial
$47.15 -1.79 | -3.66%
Today's Range: 46.96 - 48.59
Avg. Daily Volume: 656200.0
07/25/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.90% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)180.24187.46
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)13.8440.58
Net Income ($mil)-2.7618.44

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)53.8241.68
Total Assets ($mil)6224.976315.06
Total Debt ($mil)2360.032590.66
Equity ($mil)3554.03420.39

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin13.1124.92
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin7.6821.65
Sales Turnover0.120.12
Return on Assets1.061.49
Return on Equity1.862.75
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense18.925.07
Interest Coverage0.731.62

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)133.62130.43
Div / share0.440.42
Book value / share26.626.22
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume660711.0631487.0


HOLD. AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 53.03 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.63. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.84 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.07 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.67. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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ACC 99.88 Peers 53.03   ACC NA Peers 19.51

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.


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.

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  Price to
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ACC 49.43 Peers 53.67   ACC 8.32 Peers 4.99

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

ACC is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

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  Earnings Growth
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ACC 1.84 Peers 3.67   ACC -35.53 Peers 32.86

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.

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  Sales Growth
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ACC 8.41 Peers 8.16   ACC 0.45 Peers 10.15

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



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