American Campus Communities Inc

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    Analyzing REITs Using the Short Interest Ratio

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    EdR’s EBITDA Margin Is Lower than Industry Average

    EdR recorded an EBITDA margin of 42.4% in 2014 compared to 39.3% in 2013 and 35% in 2012.

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    EdR’s FFO Payout Ratio Is the Highest in Its Peer Group

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    Investing in Education Realty Trust: A Must-Know Company Overview

    Education Realty Trust is a self-managed and self-administered equity REIT. The main objective of the company is to develop, acquire, own, and manage student housing properties.

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    Investing in American Campus Communities, a Student Housing REIT

    American Campus Communities (ACC), founded by William C. Bayless in 1993, completed an IPO in 2004 and became the first publicly traded student housing REIT on the New York Stock Exchange.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Investing in American Campus Communities through ETFs

    ETFs are a convenient, easy way to diversify your portfolio. In this article, we’ll look at how sector-specific and sector-agnostic ETFs invest in American Campus Communities (ACC) stock.

    By Peter Barnes
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    American Campus Communities Trades at Lower Price-to-FFO Multiple

    American Campus Communities’ (ACC) current price-to-FFO multiple is 16.6x, which is lower than some of its major peers.

    By Peter Barnes
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    American Campus Communities Has Lower Leverage Than Average

    Higher dividend payout by many REITs forces management to go for higher leverage to expand real estate holdings. This results in higher interest outgo, thereby reducing earnings.

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    American Campus Communities: FFO Payout Ratio in Line with Peers

    ACC’s FFO payout ratio declined consecutively over the past five years. The FFO payout ratio was 75.8% in 2010. It declined to 67.9% in 2012 and subsequently to 60.8% in 2014.

    By Peter Barnes
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    American Campus Communities: Higher Funds from Operations

    American Campus Communities’ (ACC) funds from operations increased from $102.7 million in 2010 to $259.2 million in 2014. This is ACC’s highest FFO recorded since its IPO in 2004.

    By Peter Barnes
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    American Campus Communities Reported Healthy Revenue Growth

    American Campus Communities (ACC) reported a total revenue of $733.9 million for fiscal 2014, up by a healthy 11.6% over 2013.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Rising Occupancy and Average Rent for American Campus Communities

    American Campus Communities’ (ACC) average occupancy rate has remained at an elevated level for the past few years. It reached its peak at 97.8% in 2011.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Property Acquisitions Add Value to American Campus Communities

    American Campus Communities believes in generating consistent earnings growth through property development and acquisitions.

    By Peter Barnes
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    American Campus Communities’ Strategy: Boost Shareholder Returns

    American Campus Communities (ACC) believes its operating and investment strategy has produced positive results in recent years. It expects that strategy to help it increase profitability.

    By Peter Barnes
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    American Campus Communities’ Geographically Diverse Portfolio

    American Campus Communities (ACC) is present in some of the high-growth coastal markets of the country. The geographically diverse portfolio has boded well for the healthy growth of the company.

    By Peter Barnes
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    A Look at American Campus Communities’ Business Segments

    American Campus Communities (ACC) has four segments: wholly-owned properties, on-campus participating properties, development services,
    and property management services.

    By Peter Barnes
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    How Does Competition Affect American Campus Communities?

    American Campus Communities (ACC) faces competition from university-owned on-campus student housing, off-campus student housing, and traditional multifamily housing units.

    By Peter Barnes
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