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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 0.26
STI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. STI: 0.26 )
STI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.09
Current: 0.26

0.16
2.09
Equity to Asset 0.12
STI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. STI: 0.12 )
STI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.13
Current: 0.12

0.08
0.13
Interest Coverage 12.13
STI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
97% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. STI: 12.13 )
STI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 12.13
Current: 12.13

0.01
12.13
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.27
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 50.21
STI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 30.05 vs. STI: 50.21 )
STI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -29.97   Max: 50.45
Current: 50.21

-29.97
50.45
Net-margin (%) 10.40
STI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. STI: 10.40 )
STI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.13   Max: 27.8
Current: 10.4

-19.13
27.8
ROE (%) 6.27
STI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1554 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. STI: 6.27 )
STI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.94   Max: 17.6
Current: 6.27

-6.94
17.6
ROA (%) 0.77
STI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. STI: 0.77 )
STI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.77

-0.9
1.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 211.10
STI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1437 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 78.30 vs. STI: 211.10 )
STI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -157.86   Max: 502.49
Current: 211.1

-157.86
502.49
Revenue Growth (%) 11.70
STI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. STI: 11.70 )
STI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.8   Max: 15.7
Current: 11.7

-14.8
15.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 100.80
STI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. STI: 100.80 )
STI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.7   Max: 100.8
Current: 100.8

-42.7
100.8
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

STI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 27,265 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 12,528 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,712,584 sh (+23.46%)
Charles Brandes 44,775 sh (+13.87%)
Diamond Hill Capital 79,770 sh (+5.15%)
Brian Rogers 7,615,700 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 500,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 75,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 67,630 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 10,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 31,203 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 2,058,226 sh (-0.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 12,483 sh (-0.57%)
David Dreman 189,681 sh (-5.64%)
Dodge & Cox 17,470,696 sh (-5.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 378,449 sh (-7.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,100 sh (-37.64%)
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Q3 2013

STI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 125,000 sh (+66.67%)
Ray Dalio 16,428 sh (+31.13%)
Charles Brandes 50,199 sh (+12.11%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,192,189 sh (+5.5%)
Joel Greenblatt 12,497 sh (+0.11%)
Brian Rogers 7,615,700 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 31,203 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 17,276,479 sh (-1.11%)
Arnold Schneider 2,011,781 sh (-2.26%)
John Keeley 65,570 sh (-3.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,200 sh (-44.14%)
Jeremy Grantham 128,981 sh (-65.92%)
David Dreman 31,034 sh (-83.64%)
Diamond Hill Capital 13,023 sh (-83.67%)
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Q4 2013

STI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 20,713 sh (New)
Jim Simons 762,417 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,665 sh (+217.18%)
David Dreman 48,795 sh (+57.23%)
Charles Brandes 55,592 sh (+10.74%)
Jeremy Grantham 129,664 sh (+0.53%)
Ruane Cunniff 31,203 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 7,615,700 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Keeley 64,640 sh (-1.42%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,987,974 sh (-2.22%)
Dodge & Cox 16,885,979 sh (-2.26%)
Arnold Schneider 1,829,311 sh (-9.07%)
Diamond Hill Capital 8,503 sh (-34.71%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,675 sh (-46.59%)
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Q1 2014

STI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Brian Rogers 7,615,700 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with STI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Add 57.23%0.08%$32.16 - $36.77 $ 37.959%48795
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -46.59%0.01%$32.16 - $36.77 $ 37.959%6675
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out $32.16 - $36.77 $ 37.959%0
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.72%$31.9 - $35.75 $ 37.9512%0
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -83.64%0.15%$31.9 - $35.75 $ 37.9512%31034
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 31.13%$31.9 - $35.75 $ 37.9512%16428
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$27.32 - $32.6 $ 37.9525%12528
John Hussman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.53%$27.12 - $29.73 $ 37.9532%500000
George Soros 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.51%$27.12 - $29.73 $ 37.9532%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$27.12 - $29.73 $ 37.9532%12555
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -41.33%0.01%$27.12 - $29.73 $ 37.9532%39321
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.0024%$27.12 - $29.73 $ 37.9532%0
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STIPRA0.004.85ADR

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 15.70
STI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 13.60 vs. STI: 15.70 )
STI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.45   Max: 80.57
Current: 15.7

3.45
80.57
P/B 1.00
STI's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. STI: 1.00 )
STI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.68
Current: 1

0.15
2.68
P/S 2.50
STI's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 1638 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. STI: 2.50 )
STI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.98
Current: 2.5

0.29
3.98
PFCF 5.10
STI's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. STI: 5.10 )
STI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 830.5
Current: 5.1

0.76
830.5
EV-to-EBIT 5.90
STI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
94% of the 1447 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. STI: 5.90 )
STI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 1660.3
Current: 5.9

2.7
1660.3
Shiller P/E 52.00
STI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 16.71 vs. STI: 52.00 )
STI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 60.68
Current: 52

1.48
60.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.10
STI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. STI: 1.10 )
STI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 38.78
Current: 1.1

0.12
38.78
Dividend Payout 0.15
STI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. STI: 0.15 )
STI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: -0.22   Max: 1.34
Current: 0.15

-0.22
1.34
Dividend growth (3y) 106.10
STI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. STI: 106.10 )
STI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -76.1   Max: 106.1
Current: 106.1

-76.1
106.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.91
STI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. STI: 3.91 )
STI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 138
Current: 3.91

0.43
138
Share Buyback Rate -2.60
STI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. STI: -2.60 )
STI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8   Max: -14.6
Current: -2.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.60
STI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. STI: 1.60 )
STI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.55
Current: 1.6

0.76
3.55
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.40
STI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. STI: 0.40 )
STI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.46
Current: 0.4

0.18
2.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
STI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. STI: 0.90 )
STI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.23
Current: 0.9

0.57
3.23
Price/Graham Number 1.00
STI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
57% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. STI: 1.00 )
STI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.93
Current: 1

0.62
1.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 17.00
STI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. STI: 17.00 )
STI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 37.7
Current: 17

0.1
37.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.55
STI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.77 vs. STI: 14.55 )
STI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 71.2
Current: 14.55

3.1
71.2

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
Compare:MTB, USB, PNC, PB, CFR » details
Traded in other countries:SUU.Germany, CZNB.USA
SunTrust Banks, Inc., was incorporated in 1984 under the laws of the State of Georgia. The Company is financial services holding whose businesses provide a broad range of financial services to consumer and corporate clients. Through its principal subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company provides deposit, credit, and trust and investment services. Additional subsidiaries provide mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, capital market services, and credit-related insurance. SunTrust operates mainly within Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia and enjoys strong market positions in these markets. Within its geographic footprint, the Company operates under six business segments during the last three quarters of 2010. These business segments are: Retail Banking, Diversified Commercial Banking, CRE, CIB, Mortgage, and W&IM. In addition to traditional deposit, credit, and trust and investment services offered by SunTrust Bank, other SunTrust subsidiaries provide mortgage banking, credit-related insurance, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital markets services. The Company faces competition from domestic and foreign lending institutions and numerous other providers of financial services. As a bank holding company and a financial holding company, the Company is subject to the regulation and supervision of the Federal Reserve.

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