Head to Head Survey: IES (IESC) & Its Competitors

IES (NASDAQ: IESC) is one of 45 public companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare IES to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IES and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
IES $810.70 million $13.42 million -16.63
IES Competitors $4.60 billion $55.39 million 622.83

IES’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than IES. IES 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for IES and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IES 0 0 0 0 N/A
IES Competitors 157 884 1573 19 2.55

As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 40.82%. Given IES’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe IES has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

IES has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IES’s competitors have a beta of 1.22, meaning that their average stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.2% of IES shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.4% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 61.7% of IES shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IES -2.46% 5.86% 3.26%
IES Competitors 1.33% -30.79% 2.21%


IES competitors beat IES on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About IES

IES Holdings, Inc., formerly Integrated Electrical Services, Inc., is a holding company that owns and manages diverse operating subsidiaries across a range of infrastructure-related end markets. The Company operates through four segments: Communications, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, and Infrastructure Solutions. The Communications segment provides network infrastructure services for data centers and other mission critical environments. The Residential segment provides electrical installation services for single-family housing and multi-family apartment complexes and cable television installations for residential and light commercial applications. The Commercial & Industrial segment provides electrical and mechanical design, construction, and maintenance services to the commercial and industrial markets. The Company’s Infrastructure Solutions segment provides electro-mechanical solutions for industrial operations to domestic and international customers.

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