American Campus Communities Inc

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ACC : NYSE : Financial
$50.63 -0.79 | -1.54%
Today's Range: 49.94 - 51.20
Avg. Daily Volume: 798,600
10/27/16 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AMERICAN CAMPUS COMMUNITIES's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 23.84% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)197.68181.92
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)30.5519.65
Net Income ($mil)9.641.86

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)62.0481.61
Total Assets ($mil)6279.386026.1
Total Debt ($mil)2484.292921.33
Equity ($mil)3450.112785.72

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin18.1713.6
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin15.4510.8
Sales Turnover0.130.12
Return on Assets1.621.89
Return on Equity2.954.1
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense0.025.17
Interest Coverage0.00.78

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)130.43112.33
Div / share0.420.4
Book value / share26.4524.8
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume790021.0939874.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 60.89 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.75. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.93 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.84. 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 62.34 Peers 60.89   ACC NA Peers 20.99

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

ACC is trading at a valuation on par with 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 54.97 Peers 60.74   ACC NM Peers 3.49

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.


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.

ACC's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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ACC 1.93 Peers 3.84   ACC -19.61 Peers 58.31

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.

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  Sales Growth
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ACC 8.44 Peers 8.12   ACC 4.97 Peers 15.48

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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