New Home (NYSE: NWHM) is one of 23 public companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare New Home to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.7% of New Home shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.2% of New Home shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are owned 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

New Home has a beta of 1.9, indicating that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New Home’s competitors have a beta of 1.51, indicating that their average stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New Home 0 0 0 0 N/A
New Home Competitors 263 1565 1604 26 2.40

As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential upside of 0.06%. Given New Home’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe New Home has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New Home 2.73% 9.52% 4.26%
New Home Competitors 9.75% 14.94% 7.99%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares New Home and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
New Home $694.46 million $21.02 million 13.09
New Home Competitors $3.83 billion $231.12 million 458.20

New Home’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than New Home. New 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.

Summary

New Home competitors beat New Home on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

About New Home

The New Home Company Inc. is a homebuilding company. The Company focuses on the design, construction and sale of consumer-driven homes in various metropolitan areas within certain markets in California and Arizona, including coastal Southern California, the San Francisco Bay area, metro Sacramento and the greater Phoenix area. The Company’s segments include homebuilding and fee building. The homebuilding operations consist of divisions in Northern California, Southern California and its division in Arizona, which is established through the purchase of lots in an unconsolidated joint venture. The Company is focused on building and selling homes for its own account. It is focused on identifying sites and creating communities that allow it to design, construct and sell consumer-driven single-family detached and attached homes in major metropolitan areas in coastal Southern California, the San Francisco Bay area, metro Sacramento and the greater Phoenix area.

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