Analyzing Century Communities (CCS) and The Competition

Century Communities (NYSE: CCS) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Operative builders” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Century Communities to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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79.0% of Century Communities shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.9% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of Century Communities shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Century Communities and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Century Communities $1.41 billion $50.29 million 10.42
Century Communities Competitors $4.18 billion $223.65 million 14.03

Century Communities’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Century Communities. Century Communities is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Century Communities has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Century Communities’ peers have a beta of 1.10, meaning that their average share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Century Communities and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Century Communities 0 0 6 0 3.00
Century Communities Competitors 239 919 803 52 2.33

Century Communities currently has a consensus price target of $36.75, indicating a potential upside of 22.91%. As a group, “Operative builders” companies have a potential upside of 1.65%. Given Century Communities’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Century Communities is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Century Communities and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Century Communities 3.55% 11.79% 4.89%
Century Communities Competitors 2.26% 7.08% 5.25%

Summary

Century Communities peers beat Century Communities on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Century Communities

Century Communities, Inc. engages in homebuilding business in Atlanta, Central Texas, Colorado, Houston, Nevada, and Utah. It is involved in the development, design, construction, marketing, and sale of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as entitlement and development of land. The company sells homes through its sales representatives, as well as through independent real estate brokers. Century Communities, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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