Financial Comparison: KB Home (KBH) and The Competition
KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of 24 public companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare KB Home to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
97.0% of KB Home shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.6% of KB Home 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
KB Home has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KB Home’s competitors have a beta of 1.52, suggesting that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.
KB Home pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. KB Home pays out 7.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Homebuilding” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.7% and pay out 13.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for KB Home and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|KB Home Competitors||282||1680||1923||38||2.44|
KB Home currently has a consensus target price of $21.93, suggesting a potential downside of 30.07%. As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential downside of 0.11%. Given KB Home’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe KB Home has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares KB Home and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|KB Home||$3.59 billion||$105.61 million||22.56|
|KB Home Competitors||$3.83 billion||$231.12 million||490.12|
KB Home’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than KB Home. KB Home 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.
This table compares KB Home and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|KB Home Competitors||9.76%||14.75%||7.91%|
KB Home competitors beat KB Home on 12 of the 15 factors compared.
KB Home Company Profile
KB HOME is a homebuilding company. The Company is engaged in selling and building a range of new homes designed primarily for first-time, move-up and active adult homebuyers, including attached and detached single-family residential homes. It operates through five segments, which consist of four homebuilding segments and one financial services segment. Its homebuilding segments include West Coast, Southwest, Central and Southeast. The homebuilding segments are engaged in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes. The financial services segment offers property and casualty insurance and, in certain instances, earthquake, flood and personal property insurance to its homebuyers in the same markets as its homebuilding segments, and provides title services in the majority of markets located within its Central and Southeast homebuilding segments. It offers homes in development communities, at urban in-fill locations and as part of mixed-use projects.
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