Financial Comparison: Century Communities (CCS) and Its Peers

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

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Century Communities and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Century Communities $1.41 billion $50.29 million 10.38
Century Communities Competitors $4.16 billion $217.90 million 14.05

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

Profitability

This table compares Century Communities and its rivals’ 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%

Risk & Volatility

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.0% of Century Communities shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.9% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of Century Communities shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Century Communities and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Century Communities 0 0 6 0 3.00
Century Communities Competitors 240 918 802 52 2.33

Century Communities currently has a consensus price target of $36.75, suggesting a potential upside of 23.32%. As a group, “Operative builders” companies have a potential downside of 13.80%. Given Century Communities’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Century Communities is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

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

Century Communities Company Profile

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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