ACC:NYE-American Campus Communities, Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | REIT—Residential | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 35.05

Change

-0.21 (-0.60)%

Market Cap

USD 4.79B

Volume

0.48M

Average Target Price

USD 39.50 (+12.70%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

American Campus Communities, Inc. is the largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing communities in the United States. The company is a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT) with expertise in the design, finance, development, construction management and operational management of student housing properties. As of June 30, 2020, American Campus Communities owned 166 student housing properties containing approximately 111,900 beds. Including its owned and third-party managed properties, ACC's total managed portfolio consisted of 201 properties with approximately 138,000 beds.

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Largest Industry Peers for REIT—Residential

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AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc

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USD21.10B 27.29 16.89
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INVH Invitation Homes Inc

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USD16.62B 91.72 23.19
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USD14.35B 106.25 28.00
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USD13.95B 19.39 N/A
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MAA Mid-America Apartment Communit..

+0.24 (+0.21%)

USD13.37B 40.54 33.84
ELS Equity LifeStyle Properties, I..

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AMH-PH American Homes 4 Rent

+0.31 (+1.14%)

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ETFs Containing ACC

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (REIT—Residential)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -25.47% 32% F 25% F
Dividend Return 2.00% 74% C 72% C-
Total Return -23.47% 32% F 26% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -24.70% 26% F 23% F
Dividend Return 4.04% 45% F 73% C
Total Return -20.67% 26% F 24% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -5.63% 39% F 43% F
Dividend Return 23.77% 61% D- 77% C+
Total Return 18.15% 44% F 50% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 1.02% 30% F 65% D
Dividend Return 4.07% 55% F 73% C
Total Return 5.10% 35% F 70% C-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 19.87% 45% F 44% F
Risk Adjusted Return 25.66% 20% F 61% D-
Market Capitalization 4.79B 45% F 77% C+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(REIT—Residential)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 45.13 61% D- 13% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.54 86% B 45% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 12.92 81% B- 27% F
EV/EBITDA 18.01 43% F 27% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 3.23% 52% F 41% F
Return on Invested Capital 2.96% 52% F 29% F
Return on Assets 1.49% 45% F 38% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 103.13% 32% F 33% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 2.67 29% F 37% F
Short Percent 4.10% 14% F 55% F
Beta 1.05 19% F 52% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Underpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Higly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Dividend Growth

This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.