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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 : 5/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.19
SUI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
85% of the 795 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. SUI: 0.19 )
SUI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.19
Current: 0.19

0
0.19
Equity to Asset 0.37
SUI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 821 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. SUI: 0.37 )
SUI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.1   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.37

-0.1
0.65
Interest Coverage 0.24
SUI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 671 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. SUI: 0.24 )
SUI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.94
Current: 0.24

0.06
1.94
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.22
M-Score: -2.44
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 6.93
SUI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 832 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 40.93 vs. SUI: 6.93 )
SUI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -20.61   Max: 29.99
Current: 6.93

-20.61
29.99
Net-margin (%) 9.41
SUI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 833 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 32.79 vs. SUI: 9.41 )
SUI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -20.15   Max: 25.94
Current: 9.41

-20.15
25.94
ROE (%) 7.69
SUI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 839 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.58 vs. SUI: 7.69 )
SUI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.2   Max: 15.04
Current: 7.69

-33.2
15.04
ROA (%) 2.02
SUI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 844 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. SUI: 2.02 )
SUI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.08   Max: 3.95
Current: 2.02

-3.08
3.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.59
SUI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 750 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. SUI: 1.59 )
SUI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.86   Max: 5.49
Current: 1.59

-3.86
5.49
Revenue Growth (%) -4.50
SUI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 649 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. SUI: -4.50 )
SUI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 15.5
Current: -4.5

-4.5
15.5
EBITDA Growth (%) -5.00
SUI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 568 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SUI: -5.00 )
SUI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 85.1
Current: -5

0
85.1
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Preferred stocks of Sun Communities Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
SUIPRA0.006.927.125% Cum Red Pfd Shs -A-

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 68.00
SUI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 27.60 vs. SUI: 68.00 )
SUI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 34.73   Max: 1287.74
Current: 68

34.73
1287.74
P/B 3.20
SUI's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. SUI: 3.20 )
SUI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 214.95
Current: 3.2

2.01
214.95
P/S 5.10
SUI's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. SUI: 5.10 )
SUI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 5.22
Current: 5.1

0.57
5.22
EV-to-EBIT 126.08
SUI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 33.54 vs. SUI: 126.08 )
SUI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2425.3   Max: 2868.6
Current: 126.08

-2425.3
2868.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.40
SUI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
54% of the 823 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. SUI: 4.40 )
SUI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 28.31
Current: 4.4

4.38
28.31
Dividend Payout 2.83
SUI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
58% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. SUI: 2.83 )
SUI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 315
Current: 2.83

0.83
315
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.93
SUI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
55% of the 826 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. SUI: 4.93 )
SUI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.91   Max: 31.72
Current: 4.93

4.91
31.72
Share Buyback Rate -21.90
SUI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: -6.30 vs. SUI: -21.90 )
SUI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.1   Max: -28.9
Current: -21.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.20
SUI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. SUI: 3.20 )
SUI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 160.48
Current: 3.2

1.24
160.48
Price/DCF (Projected) 13.50
SUI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SUI: 13.50 )
SUI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 250.5
Current: 13.5

2.58
250.5
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
SUI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. SUI: 1.80 )
SUI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 2.93
Current: 1.8

0.32
2.93
Price/Graham Number 2.90
SUI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 913 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. SUI: 2.90 )
SUI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 52.84
Current: 2.9

1.07
52.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.80
SUI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 817 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SUI: 0.80 )
SUI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2.1
Current: 0.8

0.1
2.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.46
SUI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 602 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. SUI: -6.46 )
SUI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.5   Max: 2.1
Current: -6.46

-12.5
2.1

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Residential
Compare:PPS, EQR, AVB, AGNC, AIV » details
Traded in other countries:SCZ.Germany
Sun Communities Inc is a Maryland corporation. It is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). It is a real estate company which, together with its affiliates and predecessors, has been in the business of acquiring, operating, developing and expanding manufactured housing communities since 1975. The Company is also engaged through a taxable subsidiary, Sun Home Services, Inc., a Michigan corporation (SHS), in the marketing, selling, and leasing of new and pre-owned homes to current and future residents in its communities. It owned and operated a portfolio of 188 properties located in 26 states (the Properties, or Property), including 150 MH communities, 27 RV communities, and 11 Properties containing both MH and RV sites. The properties consisted of 150 MH communities, 27 RV communities, and 11 properties containing both MH and RV sites located in 26 states. The Company's operating results under two segments: Real Property Operations and Home Sales and Rentals. The Real Property Operations segment owns, operates, and develops MH communities and RV communities concentrated in the midwestern, southern, and southeastern United States and is in the business of acquiring, operating, and expanding MH and RV communities. The Home Sales and Rentals segment offers manufactured home sales and leasing services to tenants and prospective tenants of our communities. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations, an owner or operator of real estate is liable for the costs of removal or remediation of certain hazardous substances at, on, under or in such property.
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Sun Communities Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Feb 24 2011 
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Sun Communities Inc. (SUI) Chairman, President, & CEO, 10% Owner Gary A Shiffman sells 1,100 Shares Jan 06 2010 
Sun Communities Inc. (SUI) Chairman, President, & CEO, 10% Owner Gary A Shiffman sells 12,200 Shares Jan 05 2010 
Sun Communities Inc. (SUI) Chairman, President, & CEO, 10% Owner Gary A Shiffman sells 20,800 Shares Jan 04 2010 
Sun Communities Inc. (SUI) Chairman, President, & CEO, 10% Owner Gary A Shiffman sells 19,200 Shares Jan 04 2010 
Sun Communities Inc. (SUI) Chairman, President, & CEO, 10% Owner Gary A Shiffman sells 20,000 Shares Dec 30 2009 
Sun Communities Inc. (SUI) Chairman, President, & CEO, 10% Owner Gary A Shiffman sells 11,690 Shares Dec 29 2009 

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