Head to Head Analysis: NCI Building Systems (NCS) vs. The Competition
NCI Building Systems (NYSE: NCS) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare NCI Building Systems to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.
Volatility & Risk
NCI Building Systems has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NCI Building Systems’ competitors have a beta of 1.27, indicating that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares NCI Building Systems and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|NCI Building Systems||$1.75 billion||$156.28 million||18.29|
|NCI Building Systems Competitors||$3.12 billion||$144.36 million||18.58|
NCI Building Systems’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than NCI Building Systems. NCI Building Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
93.8% of NCI Building Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.2% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of NCI Building Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations for NCI Building Systems and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|NCI Building Systems||0||1||3||0||2.75|
|NCI Building Systems Competitors||195||988||1553||21||2.51|
NCI Building Systems currently has a consensus price target of $18.13, suggesting a potential upside of 25.43%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 24.67%. Given NCI Building Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NCI Building Systems is more favorable than its competitors.
This table compares NCI Building Systems and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|NCI Building Systems||3.18%||18.31%||5.31%|
|NCI Building Systems Competitors||3.17%||10.51%||3.43%|
NCI Building Systems beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
NCI Building Systems Company Profile
NCI Building Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of metal products in North America. The Company’s operating segments include Engineered building systems, Metal components and Metal coil coating. The Engineered building systems segment is engaged in the manufacturing of main frames and long bay systems, and engineering and drafting. The Metal components segment’s products include metal roof and wall panels, doors, metal partitions, metal trim, insulated metal panel (IMP) products and other related accessories. The Company manufactures and distributes a range of metal products for the non-residential construction market. It operates in the United States, Mexico, Canada and China. The Company provides metal coil coating services, and designs, engineers, manufactures and markets metal components and engineered building systems. It also provides metal coil coating services for commercial and construction applications, servicing both internal and external customers.
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