Head-To-Head Review: Installed Building Products (IBP) and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S (SKHSY)

Installed Building Products (NYSE:IBP) and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S (OTCMKTS:SKHSY) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

71.2% of Installed Building Products shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of SEKISUI HOUSE L/S shares are held by institutional investors. 31.1% of Installed Building Products shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Installed Building Products and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Installed Building Products 3.82% 29.03% 7.68%
SEKISUI HOUSE L/S 6.03% 11.36% 5.71%

Dividends

SEKISUI HOUSE L/S pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Installed Building Products does not pay a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Installed Building Products and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Installed Building Products $1.13 billion 0.97 $41.14 million $1.19 29.66
SEKISUI HOUSE L/S $19.22 billion 0.52 $1.22 billion N/A N/A

SEKISUI HOUSE L/S has higher revenue and earnings than Installed Building Products.

Risk and Volatility

Installed Building Products has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SEKISUI HOUSE L/S has a beta of 0.31, indicating that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Installed Building Products and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Installed Building Products 0 7 4 0 2.36
SEKISUI HOUSE L/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Installed Building Products presently has a consensus price target of $50.00, indicating a potential upside of 41.68%. Given Installed Building Products’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Installed Building Products is more favorable than SEKISUI HOUSE L/S.

Summary

Installed Building Products beats SEKISUI HOUSE L/S on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Installed Building Products

Installed Building Products, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the installation of insulation, waterproofing, fire-stopping, fireproofing, garage doors, rain gutters, shower doors, closet shelving and mirrors, and other products in the continental United States. It offers a range of insulation materials, such as fiberglass and cellulose, and spray foam insulation materials. The company is also involved in the installation of insulation and sealant materials in various areas of a structure, which includes basement and crawl space, building envelope, attic, and acoustical. It serves homebuilders, multi-family and commercial construction companies, individual homeowners, and repair and remodeling contractors. The company was formerly known as CCIB Holdco, Inc. Installed Building Products, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

About SEKISUI HOUSE L/S

Sekisui House, Ltd. builds houses in Japan and internationally. It builds detached homes, medium- and high-rise buildings, and urban development projects. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

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