American Campus Communities Inc

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ACC : NYSE : Financial
$47.96 up 0.29 | 0.61%
Today's Range: 47.37 - 48.51
Avg. Daily Volume: 648100.0
03/23/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 24.35% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)205.43203.32
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)53.1854.85
Net Income ($mil)25.3928.36


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)46.9650.33
Total Assets ($mil)5865.916025.95
Total Debt ($mil)2125.32967.98
Equity ($mil)3444.992770.2


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin28.6529.52
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin25.8926.98
Sales Turnover0.130.13
Return on Assets1.681.92
Return on Equity2.874.18
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.380.52
Interest Expense21.4727.09
Interest Coverage2.482.02


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)132.21112.34
Div / share0.420.4
EPS0.190.25
Book value / share26.0624.66
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume676349.0991767.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 51.97 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.81 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.63. 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACC 61.93 Peers 51.97   ACC 20.20 Peers 19.90

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

ACC is trading at a 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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACC 47.07 Peers 76.61   ACC 3.87 Peers 4.17

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 significant discount to its peers.

 

Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ACC 1.81 Peers 3.63   ACC -25.50 Peers 68.17

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACC 7.86 Peers 7.83   ACC 4.49 Peers 11.27

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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