Sun Communities Inc

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SUI : NYSE : Financial
$79.15 | %
Today's Range: 78.35 - 79.81
Avg. Daily Volume: 566,400
07/29/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SUN COMMUNITIES INC's gross profit margin for the first 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 40.73% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)174.64155.2
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)39.0929.8
Net Income ($mil)10.2310.96

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)410.41124.88
Total Assets ($mil)4562.893844.64
Total Debt ($mil)2362.452248.61
Equity ($mil)1872.171330.26

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin33.1433.87
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin22.3819.2
Sales Turnover0.150.14
Return on Assets3.390.78
Return on Equity7.381.6
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense27.0826.24
Interest Coverage1.441.14

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)64.5853.5
Div / share0.650.65
Book value / share28.9924.87
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume577121.0481583.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 50.71 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.62 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.07. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well 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 30.71 Peers 50.71   SUI 24.12 Peers 24.22

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

SUI is trading at a significant discount 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.

SUI is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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SUI 103.90 Peers 55.43   SUI NM Peers 4.98

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 significant 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 2.62 Peers 4.07   SUI 384.31 Peers 63.97

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 6.98 Peers 8.76   SUI 33.10 Peers 47.28

Discount. 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 discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

SUI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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