SunTrust Banks Inc

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STI : NYSE : Financial
$56.67 up 0.64 | 1.14%
Today's Range: 55.5 - 56.71
Avg. Daily Volume: 2953800.0
09/20/17 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SUNTRUST BANKS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)2410.02270.0
EBITDA ($mil)1207.01107.0
EBIT ($mil)1207.01107.0
Net Income ($mil)527.0492.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)7920.04933.0
Total Assets ($mil)207223.0198892.0
Total Debt ($mil)17661.017121.0
Equity ($mil)24477.024464.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin88.887.62
EBITDA Margin50.0848.76
Operating Margin50.0848.77
Sales Turnover0.050.04
Return on Assets0.930.98
Return on Equity7.67.73
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)481.64501.41
Div / share0.260.24
Book value / share50.8248.79
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2991260.03762159.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.37 for the Commercial Banks industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.08 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.27. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SUNTRUST BANKS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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STI 14.60 Peers 22.37   STI 11.12 Peers 13.38

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

STI is trading at a significant discount 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.

STI is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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STI 12.41 Peers 13.70   STI 1.22 Peers 1.49

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

STI 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.

STI trades at a discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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STI 1.08 Peers 1.27   STI 1.62 Peers 8.20

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.

STI is trading at a discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, STI 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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STI 2.80 Peers 2.75   STI 7.99 Peers 5.64

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.

STI is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

STI has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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