IES (NASDAQ: IESC) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare IES to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and profitability.
Volatility and Risk
IES has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IES’s rivals have a beta of 1.22, meaning that their average share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.
78.5% of IES shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.6% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by institutional investors. 61.7% of IES shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares IES and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for IES and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
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As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 33.27%. Given IES’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe IES has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares IES and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|IES||$810.70 million||$13.42 million||-16.25|
|IES Competitors||$4.58 billion||$24.34 million||835.82|
IES’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than IES. IES 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.
IES rivals beat IES on 6 of the 10 factors compared.
IES Company Profile
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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