Ryland Group (NYSE: RYL) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Ryland Group to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Ryland Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ryland Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ryland Group Competitors 275 1632 1896 38 2.44

As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential downside of 4.36%. Given Ryland Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ryland Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ryland Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Ryland Group N/A N/A 12.52
Ryland Group Competitors $3.63 billion $231.04 million 177.18

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

Profitability

This table compares Ryland Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ryland Group 6.52% 14.91% 5.79%
Ryland Group Competitors 9.92% 14.76% 7.96%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.2% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Ryland Group has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ryland Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.52, indicating that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Ryland Group competitors beat Ryland Group on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Ryland Group

The Ryland Group, Inc. is a homebuilder and a mortgage-finance company. RMC Mortgage Corporation and its subsidiaries (RMCMC) and Ryland Mortgage Company provides mortgage financing and related services for more than 255,000 homebuyers. The Company consists of six reportable segments: four geographically determined homebuilding regions; financial services, and corporate. The Company’s business is conducted and located in the United States, and its operations span all aspects of the homebuying process from design, construction and sale to mortgage origination, title and escrow services. The Company generally builds homes for entry-level buyers and first and second-time move-up buyers. The financial services segment provides mortgage-related products and services, as well as title and escrow services, to its homebuyers. Corporate is a non-operating business segment, which is engaged in supporting operations.

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