PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare PulteGroup to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.5% of PulteGroup shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of PulteGroup shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.6% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PulteGroup and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
PulteGroup $7.67 billion $602.70 million 15.81
PulteGroup Competitors $3.85 billion $242.05 million 530.86

PulteGroup has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. PulteGroup 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.

Profitability

This table compares PulteGroup and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PulteGroup 7.77% 14.38% 6.53%
PulteGroup Competitors 10.04% 15.13% 8.19%

Risk and Volatility

PulteGroup has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PulteGroup’s competitors have a beta of 1.50, meaning that their average stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for PulteGroup and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PulteGroup 2 7 5 0 2.21
PulteGroup Competitors 220 1519 1852 38 2.47

PulteGroup currently has a consensus target price of $28.80, indicating a potential downside of 10.70%. As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential downside of 1.36%. Given PulteGroup’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PulteGroup has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

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 14.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. PulteGroup has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Summary

PulteGroup competitors beat PulteGroup on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

PulteGroup Company Profile

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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