American Campus Communities, Inc. is the largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing communities in the United States. More Details
6 star dividend payer with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has American Campus Communities's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ACC has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ACC underperformed the US REITs industry which returned -16.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ACC underperformed the US Market which returned 13.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is American Campus Communities's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 days ago | Simply Wall StCEO & Director William Bayless Just Sold A Bunch Of Shares In American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC)
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWhat Can We Make Of American Campus Communities' (NYSE:ACC) CEO Compensation?
Is American Campus Communities undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: ACC ($33.89) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($51.81)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ACC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ACC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (42.2x) compared to the US REITs industry average (32.7x).
PE vs Market: ACC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (42.2x) compared to the US market (17.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ACC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ACC's PB Ratio (1.4x) is in line with the US REITs industry average.
How is American Campus Communities forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ACC's forecast earnings growth (7.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: ACC's earnings (7.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ACC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: ACC's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ACC's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ACC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.7%).
How has American Campus Communities performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ACC has a large one-off gain of $49.8M impacting its June 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: ACC's current net profit margins (12%) are higher than last year (9.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ACC's earnings have grown by 1.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ACC's earnings growth over the past year (31.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (1.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ACC earnings growth over the past year (31.8%) exceeded the REITs industry 3.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ACC's Return on Equity (3.4%) is considered low.
How is American Campus Communities's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ACC's short term assets ($70.2M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($72.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: ACC's short term assets ($70.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ACC's debt to equity ratio (106.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ACC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 94.8% to 106.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ACC's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (10.4%).
Interest Coverage: ACC's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.6x coverage).
What is American Campus Communities's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ACC's dividend (5.55%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.72%).
High Dividend: ACC's dividend (5.55%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.94%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ACC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ACC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (80.9%), ACC's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: ACC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (82.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bill Bayless (56 yo)
Mr. William C. Bayless, Jr., also known as Bill, has been Chief Executive Officer of American Campus Communities, Inc. (“American Campus”) since October 2003 and has served on its Board of Directors since ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bill's total compensation ($USD5.80M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.75M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Bill's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|CEO & Director||16.92yrs||US$5.80m||0.22% |
|Executive VP||3.5yrs||US$2.17m||0.032% |
|Executive VP & COO||3.67yrs||US$2.26m||0.014% |
|Executive VP & Chief Investment Officer||7.83yrs||US$2.46m||0.041% |
|Executive VP||3.67yrs||no data||0.036% |
|Executive VP & CTO||8.5yrs||no data||0.030% |
|Senior Vice President of Capital Markets & Investor Relations||7.67yrs||no data||no data|
|General Counsel||11.58yrs||no data||0.013% |
|Chief Marketing Officer||2.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources||2.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of P3||15.08yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: ACC's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.7 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||16.92yrs||US$5.80m||0.22% |
|Independent Director||16.08yrs||US$215.00k||0.019% |
|Independent Director||2.5yrs||US$192.50k||0.027% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||5.08yrs||US$262.50k||0.019% |
|Independent Director||16.08yrs||US$211.25k||0.018% |
|Independent Director||6.33yrs||US$192.50k||0.0031% |
|Independent Director||7.75yrs||US$207.50k||0.0060% |
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$203.50k||0.0064% |
|Independent Director||1.17yrs||US$171.90k||0.0043% |
Experienced Board: ACC's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: ACC insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
American Campus Communities, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: American Campus Communities, Inc.
- Ticker: ACC
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1993
- Industry: Residential REITs
- Sector: Real Estate
- Implied Market Cap: US$4.680b
- Market Cap: US$4.819b
- Shares outstanding: 138.09m
- Website: https://www.americancampus.com
Number of Employees
- American Campus Communities, Inc.
- 12700 Hill Country Boulevard
- Suite T-200
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ACC||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 2004|
|FGA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 2004|
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-admi ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/09/28 23:31|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/09/28 00:00|
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