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American Campus Communities Inc (ACC) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2017

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American Campus Communities Inc (ACC) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. American Campus Communities Inc is a real estate investment trust that owns, manages and develops student housing properties in the United States in terms of beds owned, developed, and under management. American Campus Communities Inc has a market cap of $5.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $36.76 with a P/E ratio of 73.52 and P/S ratio of 6.41. The dividend yield of American Campus Communities Inc stocks is 4.81%. American Campus Communities Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 3.20% over the past ten years.


For the last quarter American Campus Communities Inc reported a revenue of $227.6 million, compared with the revenue of $204.0 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $796.4 million, an increase of 1.3% from last year. For the last five years American Campus Communities Inc had an average revenue growth rate of 9.7% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was 50 cents for the year, a decline of 33.3% from the previous year. Over the last five years American Campus Communities Inc had an average EPS decline of 4.3% a year. The American Campus Communities Inc had a decent operating margin of 17.9%, compared with the operating margin of 22.02% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of American Campus Communities Inc is 21.34%. The profitability rank of the company is 6 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, American Campus Communities Inc has the cash and cash equivalents of $41.2 million, compared with $22.1 million in the previous year. The long term debt was $3 billion, compared with $2.1 billion in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is 2, which is not a favorable level. American Campus Communities Inc has a financial strength rank of 4 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $36.76, American Campus Communities Inc is traded at close to its historical median P/S valuation band of $33.57. The P/S ratio of the stock is 6.41, while the historical median P/S ratio is 5.84. The stock lost 25.17% during the past 12 months.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of ACC, click here.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.