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

Risk and Volatility

New Home Company Inc. (The) has a beta of 1.9, indicating that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New Home Company Inc. (The)’s competitors have a beta of 1.52, indicating that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.5% of New Home Company Inc. (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.4% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.2% of New Home Company Inc. (The) shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares New Home Company Inc. (The) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New Home Company Inc. (The) 2.73% 9.52% 4.26%
New Home Company Inc. (The) Competitors 9.74% 14.80% 7.94%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for New Home Company Inc. (The) and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New Home Company Inc. (The) 0 0 0 0 N/A
New Home Company Inc. (The) Competitors 281 1665 1912 38 2.44

As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential downside of 1.43%. Given New Home Company Inc. (The)’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe New Home Company Inc. (The) has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares New Home Company Inc. (The) and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
New Home Company Inc. (The) $694.46 million $21.02 million 11.70
New Home Company Inc. (The) Competitors $3.83 billion $228.40 million 507.68

New Home Company Inc. (The)’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than New Home Company Inc. (The). New Home Company Inc. (The) 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.

Summary

New Home Company Inc. (The) competitors beat New Home Company Inc. (The) on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

New Home Company Inc. (The) Company Profile

The New Home Company Inc. is a homebuilding company. The Company focuses on the design, construction and sale of consumer-driven homes in various metropolitan areas within certain markets in California and Arizona, including coastal Southern California, the San Francisco Bay area, metro Sacramento and the greater Phoenix area. The Company’s segments include homebuilding and fee building. The homebuilding operations consist of divisions in Northern California, Southern California and its division in Arizona, which is established through the purchase of lots in an unconsolidated joint venture. The Company is focused on building and selling homes for its own account. It is focused on identifying sites and creating communities that allow it to design, construct and sell consumer-driven single-family detached and attached homes in major metropolitan areas in coastal Southern California, the San Francisco Bay area, metro Sacramento and the greater Phoenix area.

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