PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM) is one of 23 public companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare PulteGroup to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares PulteGroup and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|PulteGroup||$7.67 billion||$602.70 million||15.55|
|PulteGroup Competitors||$3.83 billion||$228.40 million||470.80|
This table compares PulteGroup and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
87.5% of PulteGroup shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.4% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of PulteGroup shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
PulteGroup pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. PulteGroup pays out 17.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Homebuilding” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.8% and pay out 13.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. PulteGroup has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
This is a summary of recent ratings for PulteGroup and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
PulteGroup presently has a consensus price target of $28.80, indicating a potential downside of 9.23%. As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential downside of 0.23%. Given PulteGroup’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PulteGroup has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Volatility and Risk
PulteGroup has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PulteGroup’s rivals have a beta of 1.52, suggesting that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.
PulteGroup rivals beat PulteGroup on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
PulteGroup, Inc. is a homebuilder in the United States. The Company’s segments include Homebuilding and Financial Services. Its Homebuilding operations are engaged in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes within the United States and the construction of housing on such land. Its Financial Services operations consist principally of mortgage banking and title operations. The Company conducts its financial services business, through Pulte Mortgage LLC (Pulte Mortgage) and other subsidiaries. Pulte Mortgage arranges financing through the origination of mortgage loans. The Company’s subsidiaries are engaged in the homebuilding business. It offers a product line to meet the needs of homebuyers in its focused markets. Through its brands, which include Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the Company offers a range of home designs, including single-family detached, townhouses, condominiums and duplexes.
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