IES (NASDAQ: IESC) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare IES to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares IES and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|IES||$810.70 million||$13.42 million||-16.25|
|IES Competitors||$4.63 billion||$56.02 million||840.23|
This table compares IES and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
78.5% of IES shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.6% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by institutional investors. 61.7% of IES shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for IES and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 36.23%. Given IES’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe IES has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Volatility and Risk
IES has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IES’s competitors have a beta of 1.22, indicating that their average share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.
IES competitors beat IES on 6 of the 10 factors compared.
IES Holdings, Inc., formerly Integrated Electrical Services, Inc., is a holding company that owns and manages diverse operating subsidiaries across a range of infrastructure-related end markets. The Company operates through four segments: Communications, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, and Infrastructure Solutions. The Communications segment provides network infrastructure services for data centers and other mission critical environments. The Residential segment provides electrical installation services for single-family housing and multi-family apartment complexes and cable television installations for residential and light commercial applications. The Commercial & Industrial segment provides electrical and mechanical design, construction, and maintenance services to the commercial and industrial markets. The Company’s Infrastructure Solutions segment provides electro-mechanical solutions for industrial operations to domestic and international customers.
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