Sun Communities Inc

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SUI : NYSE : Financial
$82.74 -0.78 | -0.93%
Today's Range: 82.2 - 83.37
Avg. Daily Volume: 279500.0
02/27/17 - 9:58 AM ET

Financial Analysis

SUN COMMUNITIES INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 93.64% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)250.2185.36
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)58.149.83
Net Income ($mil)21.0936.27

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)69.8323.92
Total Assets ($mil)5904.714114.6
Total Debt ($mil)3102.992557.55
Equity ($mil)2384.511231.39

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin32.9435.65
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin23.2226.88
Sales Turnover0.130.15
Return on Assets1.991.26
Return on Equity4.542.83
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense34.5928.24
Interest Coverage1.681.76

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)73.0354.55
Div / share0.650.65
Book value / share32.6522.58
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume276569.0467389.0


BUY. SUN COMMUNITIES INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 51.81 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.53. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.52 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.96 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.81. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SUN COMMUNITIES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SUI 44.50 Peers 51.81   SUI 27.12 Peers 22.68

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

SUI is trading at a discount to its peers.


Premium. 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.

SUI is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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SUI 57.17 Peers 62.15   SUI NM Peers 3.70

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

SUI is trading at a premium to 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.

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

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  Earnings Growth
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SUI 2.52 Peers 3.81   SUI 198.38 Peers 70.24

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.

SUI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

SUI is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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SUI 7.67 Peers 8.10   SUI 23.25 Peers 12.01

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.

SUI 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.

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



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