Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Toll Brothers to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
81.3% of Toll Brothers shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.6% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.8% of Toll Brothers shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are owned 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 breakdown of recent ratings for Toll Brothers and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Toll Brothers Competitors||280||1659||1910||38||2.44|
Toll Brothers presently has a consensus target price of $43.09, suggesting a potential downside of 8.41%. As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential upside of 0.20%. Given Toll Brothers’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Toll Brothers has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares Toll Brothers and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Toll Brothers Competitors||9.82%||14.89%||8.04%|
Volatility and Risk
Toll Brothers has a beta of 1.55, meaning that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Toll Brothers’ competitors have a beta of 1.52, meaning that their average share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Toll Brothers and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Toll Brothers||$5.17 billion||$382.09 million||17.49|
|Toll Brothers Competitors||$3.85 billion||$247.94 million||487.87|
Toll Brothers has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Toll Brothers 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.
Toll Brothers pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Toll Brothers pays out 11.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Homebuilding” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.8% and pay out 13.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Toll Brothers competitors beat Toll Brothers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About Toll Brothers
Toll Brothers, Inc. is engaged in designing, building, marketing, selling and arranging financing for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. The Company operates through two segments: Traditional Home Building and Toll Brothers City Living (City Living). Within the Traditional Home Building segment, it operates in five geographic segments in the United States: the North, consisting of Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York; the Mid-Atlantic, consisting of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; the South, consisting of Florida, North Carolina and Texas; the West, consisting of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Washington, and California. City Living is the Company’s urban development division. Its products include Traditional Home Building Product and City Living Product. Its Traditional Home Building Product includes detached homes, move-up, executive, estate, and active-adult and age-qualified lines of home.
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