Installed Building Products (NYSE: IBP) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Installed Building Products to similar companies based off the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Installed Building Products and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Installed Building Products $997.23 million $121.83 million 44.23
Installed Building Products Competitors $2.53 billion $322.23 million 27.02

Installed Building Products’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Installed Building Products. Installed Building Products is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Installed Building Products and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Installed Building Products 4.11% 25.27% 7.46%
Installed Building Products Competitors -23.91% 870.33% 5.77%

Risk and Volatility

Installed Building Products has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Installed Building Products’ peers have a beta of 1.40, meaning that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.6% of Installed Building Products shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.9% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are owned by institutional investors. 32.9% of Installed Building Products shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Installed Building Products and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Installed Building Products 0 0 4 0 3.00
Installed Building Products Competitors 97 536 828 23 2.52

Installed Building Products currently has a consensus price target of $63.25, suggesting a potential upside of 10.00%. All “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies have a potential upside of 16.53%. Given Installed Building Products’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Installed Building Products has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Installed Building Products peers beat Installed Building Products on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Installed Building Products

Installed Building Products, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a residential insulation installer in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s national platform included over 100 locations accessing customers in 48 continental states and the District of Columbia. The Company also installs complementary building products, including garage doors, rain gutters, shower doors, closet shelving and mirrors, which provides cross-selling opportunities to supplement the insulation installation business. The Company manages various aspects of the installation process for the customers, from the direct purchase and receipt of materials from national manufacturers, to supply of materials to job sites and quality installation. The Company’s customers include production and custom homebuilders, multi-family and commercial contractors, and homeowners.

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