Analyzing Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL) and Its Peers

Ryland Group (NYSE: RYL) is one of 2 public companies in the “Homebuilding – NEC” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Ryland Group to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Ryland Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ryland Group 6.52% 14.91% 5.79%
Ryland Group Competitors 10.12% 17.69% 9.63%

Risk & Volatility

Ryland Group has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ryland Group’s peers have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ryland Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ryland Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ryland Group Competitors 17 64 71 2 2.38

As a group, “Homebuilding – NEC” companies have a potential upside of 5.92%. Given Ryland Group’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ryland Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ryland Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ryland Group N/A N/A 12.52
Ryland Group Competitors N/A N/A 666.07

Ryland Group 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.

Summary

Ryland Group peers beat Ryland Group on 4 of the 4 factors compared.

About Ryland Group

The Ryland Group, Inc. is a homebuilder and a mortgage-finance company. RMC Mortgage Corporation and its subsidiaries (RMCMC) and Ryland Mortgage Company provides mortgage financing and related services for more than 255,000 homebuyers. The Company consists of six reportable segments: four geographically determined homebuilding regions; financial services, and corporate. The Company’s business is conducted and located in the United States, and its operations span all aspects of the homebuying process from design, construction and sale to mortgage origination, title and escrow services. The Company generally builds homes for entry-level buyers and first and second-time move-up buyers. The financial services segment provides mortgage-related products and services, as well as title and escrow services, to its homebuyers. Corporate is a non-operating business segment, which is engaged in supporting operations.

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