American Campus Communities Inc.Find Ratings Reports
AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 has 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||221.63||194.17|
|Net Income ($mil)||25.93||34.05|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||83.99||58.52|
|Total Assets ($mil)||7006.95||5987.97|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3134.21||2208.32|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||26.32||29.45|
|Return on Assets||0.86||1.46|
|Return on Equity||1.76||2.5|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||136.54||133.62|
|Div / share||0.44||0.42|
|Book value / share||25.32||26.1|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||843666.0||886359.0|
HOLD. AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 50.04 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.32. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.69 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.29 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.27. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|ACC 99.44||Peers 50.04||ACC 16.21||Peers 18.67|
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.
Discount. 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 discount to its peers.
|ACC 58.42||Peers 68.42||ACC 2.76||Peers 8.04|
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.
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.
ACC trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|ACC 1.69||Peers 5.27||ACC -33.85||Peers 18.05|
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 7.04||Peers 7.76||ACC 5.62||Peers 14.08|
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