NCI Building Systems (NYSE: NCS) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare NCI Building Systems to similar companies based off the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NCI Building Systems and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
NCI Building Systems $1.75 billion $156.28 million 17.53
NCI Building Systems Competitors $3.11 billion $144.11 million 17.99

NCI Building Systems’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than NCI Building Systems. NCI Building Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares NCI Building Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NCI Building Systems 3.18% 18.86% 5.34%
NCI Building Systems Competitors 3.30% 10.85% 3.67%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.8% of NCI Building Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.9% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of NCI Building Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

NCI Building Systems has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NCI Building Systems’ rivals have a beta of 1.27, meaning that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for NCI Building Systems and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NCI Building Systems 0 1 3 0 2.75
NCI Building Systems Competitors 195 986 1549 21 2.51

NCI Building Systems currently has a consensus target price of $18.13, suggesting a potential upside of 30.87%. All “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 23.93%. Given NCI Building Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe NCI Building Systems is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

NCI Building Systems beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About NCI Building Systems

NCI Building Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of metal products in North America. The Company’s operating segments include Engineered building systems, Metal components and Metal coil coating. The Engineered building systems segment is engaged in the manufacturing of main frames and long bay systems, and engineering and drafting. The Metal components segment’s products include metal roof and wall panels, doors, metal partitions, metal trim, insulated metal panel (IMP) products and other related accessories. The Company manufactures and distributes a range of metal products for the non-residential construction market. It operates in the United States, Mexico, Canada and China. The Company provides metal coil coating services, and designs, engineers, manufactures and markets metal components and engineered building systems. It also provides metal coil coating services for commercial and construction applications, servicing both internal and external customers.

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