Head-To-Head Analysis: IES (IESC) vs. The Competition

IES (NASDAQ: IESC) is one of 4 public companies in the “Electrical work” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare IES to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IES -2.46% 5.86% 3.26%
IES Competitors 1.73% 11.20% 5.45%

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 N/A
IES Competitors $4.94 billion $152.71 million 20.38

IES’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than IES.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for IES and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IES 0 0 0 0 N/A
IES Competitors 19 74 146 0 2.53

As a group, “Electrical work” companies have a potential upside of 29.75%. Given IES’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe IES has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.4% of IES shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of shares of all “Electrical work” companies are owned by institutional investors. 60.0% of IES shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Electrical work” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

IES has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IES’s competitors have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.


IES competitors beat IES on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

About IES

IES Holdings, Inc. engages in communications, commercial and industrial, infrastructure solutions, and residential businesses in the United States. The company's Commercial & Industrial segment provides electrical and mechanical design, construction, and maintenance services for office buildings, manufacturing facilities, data centers, chemical plants, refineries, wind farms, solar facilities, municipal infrastructures, and health care facilities. The company's Communications segment provides network infrastructure services for data centers and other mission critical environments. This segment designs, installs, and maintains network infrastructure for financial, medical, hospitality, government, high-tech manufacturing, educational, and information technology industries; designs and installs audio/visual, telephone, fire, wireless access, and intrusion alarm systems; and designs/builds, services, and maintains data network systems. Its Infrastructure Solutions segment maintains and repairs alternating and direct current electric motors and generators, and power generating and distribution equipment; manufactures custom-engineered metal enclosed bus duct solutions used in power distribution; manufactures customer commercial and industrial generator enclosures; manufactures, remanufactures, and repairs industrial lifting magnets; and maintains and repairs railroad main and auxiliary generators, main alternators, and traction motors. Its Residential segment offers electrical installation services to single-family housing and multi-family apartment complexes; and cable television installation services to residential and light commercial applications, as well as installs residential solar power for new construction and existing residences. The company was formerly known as Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. and changed its name to IES Holdings, Inc. in May 2016. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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