American Campus Communities Company Profile (NYSE:ACC)

About American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)

American Campus Communities logoAmerican Campus Communities, Inc. is a self-managed and self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company's segments include Wholly-Owned Properties, On-Campus Participating Properties, Development Services, and Property Management Services. It is engaged in the acquisition, design, financing, development, construction management, leasing and management of student housing properties. The Wholly-Owned Properties segment consists of off-campus properties, which are located in close proximity to the school campus. The On-Campus Participating Properties segment includes on-campus properties that are operated under long-term ground/facility leases with three university systems. The Development Services segment consists of development and construction management services that it provides through one of its taxable REIT subsidiaries for third-party owners. The Property Management Services segment includes revenues generated from third-party management contracts.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Residential REITs
  • Sub-Industry: Residential REITs
  • Symbol: NYSE:ACC
  • CUSIP: 02483510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $5.9509 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 136,426,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $46.08
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $47.13
  • 52 Week Range: $43.43 - $52.53
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 90.12
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.59
  • P/E Growth: 3.27
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $772.33 million
  • Price / Sales: 7.71
  • Book Value: $26.08 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.67
  • Annual Dividend: $1.76
  • Dividend Yield: 4.0%
  • EBITDA: $379.78 million
  • Net Margins: 8.59%
  • Return on Equity: 1.90%
  • Return on Assets: 1.09%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.66%
  • Current Ratio: 0.98%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.98%
  • Average Volume: 669,431 shs.
  • Beta: 0.26
  • Short Ratio: 4.1

Frequently Asked Questions for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)

What is American Campus Communities' stock symbol?

American Campus Communities trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ACC."

How often does American Campus Communities pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for American Campus Communities?

American Campus Communities announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 14th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Friday, August 25th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.03%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th. This is a boost from American Campus Communities's previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. View American Campus Communities' Dividend History.

How were American Campus Communities' earnings last quarter?

American Campus Communities Inc (NYSE:ACC) issued its earnings results on Monday, April, 24th. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.00. The firm had revenue of $192.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $183.61 million. American Campus Communities had a net margin of 8.59% and a return on equity of 1.90%. The business's revenue was down 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.62 EPS. View American Campus Communities' Earnings History.

When will American Campus Communities make its next earnings announcement?

American Campus Communities is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October, 23rd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for American Campus Communities.

Where is American Campus Communities' stock going? Where will American Campus Communities' stock price be in 2017?

8 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for American Campus Communities' shares. Their predictions range from $49.00 to $56.00. On average, they anticipate American Campus Communities' stock price to reach $53.67 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for American Campus Communities.

What are analysts saying about American Campus Communities stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about American Campus Communities stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "American Campus Communities, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered equity REIT with expertise in the acquisition, design, finance, development, construction management, leasing and management of student housing properties. " (10/16/2017)
  • 2. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We think this print is enough for a positive stock reaction tomorrow, but color on the call will also impact trading activity." (7/24/2017)
  • 3. FBR & Co analysts commented, "We believe the highlight of ACC’s quarter was the guidance that 2017 NOI growth would be in the upper end of a relatively high (for student housing) NOI growth range. The guidance came in at +3.6% to +5.3%, expected to be driven by revenue growth of 2.6% to 3.4% and expense growth of 1.0% to 1.5%. This notably exceeds the conventional multifamily sector average of 175 bps on NOI. While no new ACE deals were announced, the company specified the timing and amount of one on- campus deal, and it announced two off-campus development deals for $87 million. Further, ACC put up what we view as strong same-community preleasing results (+70 bps YOY)." (2/22/2017)

Who are some of American Campus Communities' key competitors?

Who are American Campus Communities' key executives?

American Campus Communities' management team includes the folowing people:

  • James Clarence Hopke Jr., President
  • William C. Bayless Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Daniel B. Perry, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
  • Jennifer Beese, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Jorge de Cardenas, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
  • Kim K. Voss, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Assistant Secretary
  • William W. Talbot, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
  • James E. Wilhelm III, Executive Vice President - Public - Private Transaction
  • Edward Lowenthal, Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Blakeley W. Chandlee, Independent Director

Who owns American Campus Communities stock?

American Campus Communities' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (0.80%) and State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%). Company insiders that own American Campus Communities stock include Cardenas Jorge De, Daniel Perry, Dennis G Lopez, Edward Lowenthal, G Steven Dawson, James Clarence Hopke Jr, James E Wilhelm III, Jennifer Beese, Jonathan Albert Graf, Kim K Voss, William C Bayless Jr and William W Talbot. View Institutional Ownership Trends for American Campus Communities.

Who sold American Campus Communities stock? Who is selling American Campus Communities stock?

American Campus Communities' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Treasurer State of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold American Campus Communities stock in the last year include James E Wilhelm III, Jennifer Beese and William C Bayless Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Campus Communities.

Who bought American Campus Communities stock? Who is buying American Campus Communities stock?

American Campus Communities' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Campus Communities.

How do I buy American Campus Communities stock?

Shares of American Campus Communities can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is American Campus Communities' stock price today?

One share of American Campus Communities stock can currently be purchased for approximately $43.62.

MarketBeat Community Rating for American Campus Communities (NYSE ACC)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  181 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  276 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  457
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about American Campus Communities and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.63)
Consensus Price Target: $53.67 (23.03% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)
Price Target History for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)
Analysts' Ratings History for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/25/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuyMediumView Rating Details
8/25/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$56.00LowView Rating Details
8/11/2017Hilliard LyonsUpgradeUnderperform -> NeutralMediumView Rating Details
8/10/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingOverweightLowView Rating Details
7/26/2017Sandler O'NeillDowngradeBuy -> Hold$55.00 -> $50.00LowView Rating Details
7/24/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$56.00HighView Rating Details
7/10/2017JMP SecuritiesUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$55.00LowView Rating Details
6/19/2017Evercore ISIUpgradeUnderperform -> In-Line$48.00 -> $49.00LowView Rating Details
9/28/2016Robert W. BairdUpgradeOutperformN/AView Rating Details
9/23/2016Capital One Financial CorporationInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$49.00N/AView Rating Details
8/10/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$47.00 -> $48.00N/AView Rating Details
7/27/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetNeutral$47.00 -> $48.00N/AView Rating Details
7/7/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$45.00 -> $52.00N/AView Rating Details
5/4/2016ArgusDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
12/3/2015Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeNeutral -> Sell$37.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)
Earnings by Quarter for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)
Earnings History by Quarter for American Campus Communities (NYSE ACC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/23/2017Q3 2017$0.10N/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2017Q2 2017$0.54$0.53$169.50 million$169.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2017Q1 2017$0.62$0.62$183.61 million$192.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2017Q416$0.65$0.65$195.84 million$204.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2016Q316$0.43$0.45$183.69 million$196.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2016Q216$0.52$0.54$174.85 million$186.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2016Q116$0.63$0.62$189.23 million$200.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2016Q415$0.68$0.69$186.38 million$202.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2015Q315$0.42$0.43$168.88 million$180.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2015Q215$0.57$0.57$169.23 million$177.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2015Q115$0.66$0.67$184.45 million$192.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2015Q414$0.68$0.70$177.67 million$196.82 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q214$0.56$0.58$164.17 million$171.98 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2014Q114$0.64$0.66$174.28 million$183.18 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2014Q413$0.64$0.68$167.69 million$182.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2013Q313$0.46$0.39$159.67 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q213$0.56$0.53$155.36 million$154.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2013$0.64$0.64$159.40 million$165.64 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2013Q4 2012$0.54$0.59$142.54 million$143.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2012$0.38$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$0.48$0.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2012$0.49$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$0.32$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.20$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2011$0.17$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.36
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.54
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.60$0.63$0.62
Q2 20173$0.53$0.55$0.54
Q3 20173$0.46$0.51$0.48
Q4 20173$0.72$0.73$0.73
Q1 20182$0.67$0.71$0.69
Q2 20182$0.56$0.60$0.58
Q3 20182$0.49$0.53$0.51
Q4 20182$0.75$0.77$0.76
Q1 20191$0.73$0.73$0.73
Q2 20191$0.63$0.63$0.63
Q3 20191$0.53$0.53$0.53
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)
Most Recent Dividend:8/25/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.76
Dividend Yield:4.03%
Dividend Growth:5.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:359.18% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
76.19% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
70.97% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)

Dividend History by Quarter for American Campus Communities (NYSE ACC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.67%
Insider Trades by Quarter for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)
Insider Trades by Quarter for American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/1/2017James E Wilhelm IIIEVPSell4,202$50.54$212,369.08View SEC Filing  
11/9/2016Cardenas Jorge DeEVPBuy200$47.93$9,586.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2016Jennifer BeeseEVPSell856$48.45$41,473.20View SEC Filing  
10/27/2016William C Bayless JrInsiderSell12,409$50.11$621,814.99View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016James E Wilhelm IIIEVPSell6,349$52.51$333,385.99View SEC Filing  
6/28/2016James E Wilhelm IIIEVPSell1,150$51.51$59,236.50View SEC Filing  
6/22/2016Daniel PerryEVPSell4,096$49.05$200,908.80View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Edward LowenthalDirectorSell2,000$48.21$96,420.00View SEC Filing  
4/7/2016Dennis G LopezDirectorSell1,856$46.08$85,524.48View SEC Filing  
4/7/2016William W TalbotEVPSell5,435$46.00$250,010.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2016James Clarence Hopke JrCOOSell6,498$45.73$297,153.54View SEC Filing  
3/16/2016Jonathan Albert GrafCFOSell300$46.50$13,950.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016G Steven DawsonDirectorSell12,000$45.52$546,240.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Kim K VossVPSell5,800$45.49$263,842.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2015Winston W WalkerDirectorSell5,073$42.58$216,008.34View SEC Filing  
1/30/2015Winston W WalkerDirectorSell4,000$44.26$177,040.00View SEC Filing  
1/29/2015Winston W WalkerDirectorSell4,000$44.69$178,760.00View SEC Filing  
1/20/2015Winston W WalkerDirectorSell4,200$43.96$184,632.00View SEC Filing  
8/27/2014Jason R WillsSVPSell1,918$39.33$75,434.94View SEC Filing  
5/30/2014Jason R WillsSVPSell1,889$38.75$73,198.75View SEC Filing  
3/28/2014Jennifer BeeseInsiderSell2,765$37.35$103,272.75View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Jonathan Albert GrafCFOBuy3,000$32.00$96,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2013G Steven DawsonDirectorBuy5,000$34.00$170,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2013James Wilhelm IIIEVPBuy1,150$34.97$40,215.50View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013Jonathan Albert GrafCFOBuy2,000$35.50$71,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2013Greg DowellCOOBuy1,000$37.44$37,440.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013Jonathan Albert GrafCFOBuy1,700$39.82$67,694.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013R D BurckDirectorBuy2,000$39.59$79,180.00View SEC Filing  
7/26/2013Greg A DowellCOOBuy1,000$39.94$39,940.00View SEC Filing  
4/26/2013G Steven DawsonDirectorBuy7,700$42.74$329,098.00View SEC Filing  
4/26/2013Jonathan Albert GrafCFOBuy1,800$42.50$76,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2013G Steven DawsonDirectorBuy1,215$45.20$54,918.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2012G Steven DawsonDirectorBuy1,300$44.65$58,045.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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