Financial Comparison: Pico (PICO) and Its Peers
Pico (NASDAQ: PICO) is one of 23 public companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Pico to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Pico and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current recommendations for Pico and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential upside of 0.03%. Given Pico’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pico has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Pico and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pico||$362.58 million||-$21.86 million||-42.10|
|Pico Competitors||$3.83 billion||$231.12 million||458.20|
Pico’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Pico. Pico 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.
Risk & Volatility
Pico has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pico’s competitors have a beta of 1.52, suggesting that their average share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
70.2% of Pico shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of Pico shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Pico competitors beat Pico on 9 of the 9 factors compared.
Pico Company Profile
PICO Holdings, Inc. (PICO) is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Water Resource and Water Storage Operations; Real Estate Operations, and Corporate. Its subsidiary, Vidler Water Company, Inc. (Vidler), owns water resources and water storage operations in the southwestern United States, with assets and operations in Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. The Real Estate Operations are conducted through UCP, Inc. (UCP), which is a homebuilder and land developer in markets located in California, Washington State, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Corporate segment includes its investments in small businesses, typically venture capital-type situations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a membership interest in, and was the managing partner of, Fish Springs Ranch, LLC (FSR), which owned the Fish Springs Ranch and other properties totaling approximately 7,313 acres in Honey Lake Valley in Washoe County, approximately 40 miles north of Reno, Nevada.
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