Contrasting Century Communities (CCS) and Its Rivals

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 related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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78.5% of Century Communities shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of Century Communities shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Century Communities $1.41 billion $50.29 million 10.28
Century Communities Competitors $4.18 billion $223.65 million 13.54

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.

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 2.30% 7.26% 5.34%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Century Communities and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Century Communities 0 0 6 0 3.00
Century Communities Competitors 241 922 809 52 2.33

Century Communities currently has a consensus price target of $36.75, indicating a potential upside of 23.95%. As a group, “Operative builders” companies have a potential downside of 0.36%. Given Century Communities’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Century Communities is more favorable than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

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

Summary

Century Communities peers 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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