Comparing LGI Homes (LGIH) and The Competition

LGI Homes (NASDAQ: LGIH) is one of 23 public companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare LGI Homes to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares LGI Homes and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LGI Homes $838.32 million $75.03 million 15.54
LGI Homes Competitors $3.89 billion $231.12 million 496.33

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.0% of LGI Homes shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.9% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.6% of LGI Homes shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares LGI Homes and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LGI Homes 9.26% 25.51% 11.10%
LGI Homes Competitors 9.77% 15.05% 8.11%

Volatility & Risk

LGI Homes has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LGI Homes’ rivals have a beta of 1.52, indicating that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for LGI Homes and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LGI Homes 0 4 2 0 2.33
LGI Homes Competitors 284 1683 1927 38 2.44

LGI Homes presently has a consensus price target of $53.00, suggesting a potential downside of 21.07%. As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential downside of 0.92%. Given LGI Homes’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe LGI Homes has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

LGI Homes rivals beat LGI Homes on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

LGI Homes Company Profile

LGI Homes, Inc. is a homebuilder and land developer. The Company is engaged in the design, construction, marketing and sale of new homes in markets in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Colorado, Washington and Tennessee. The Company operates through five segments: the Texas division, the Southwest division, the Southeast division, the Florida division and the Northwest division. The Texas division includes homebuilding operations in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin locations. The Southwest division includes homebuilding operations in Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, Denver and Colorado Springs locations. The Southeast division includes homebuilding operations in Atlanta, Charlotte and Nashville locations. The Florida division includes homebuilding operations in Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers and Jacksonville locations. The Northwest division includes homebuilding operations in Seattle location.

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