Dycom Industries (DY) and Its Competitors Head to Head Review

Dycom Industries (NYSE: DY) is one of 79 publicly-traded companies in the “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Dycom Industries to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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74.1% of shares of all “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of Dycom Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dycom Industries 5.08% 18.67% 6.58%
Dycom Industries Competitors -0.35% 4.74% 3.98%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dycom Industries $3.07 billion $23.66 million 21.93
Dycom Industries Competitors $8.01 billion $301.03 million 25.81

Dycom Industries’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Dycom Industries. Dycom Industries 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.

Risk & Volatility

Dycom Industries has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dycom Industries’ competitors have a beta of 1.04, indicating that their average stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Dycom Industries and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dycom Industries 0 1 9 0 2.90
Dycom Industries Competitors 412 1975 2389 91 2.44

Dycom Industries currently has a consensus target price of $122.00, indicating a potential upside of 17.34%. As a group, “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies have a potential downside of 1.87%. Given Dycom Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Dycom Industries is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Dycom Industries beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Dycom Industries

Dycom Industries, Inc. provides specialty contracting services in the United States and Canada. The company offers various specialty contracting services, including program management, engineering, construction, maintenance, and installation services, such as placement and splicing of fiber, copper, and coaxial cables to telecommunications providers. It also provides tower construction, lines and antenna installation, and foundation and equipment pad construction for wireless carriers, as well as equipment installation and material fabrication, and site testing services; and installs and maintains customer premise equipment, such as digital video recorders, set top boxes, and modems for cable television system operators. In addition, the company offers construction and maintenance services for electric and gas utilities, and other customers; and underground facility locating services, such as locating telephone, cable television, power, water, sewer, and gas lines for various utility companies, including telecommunication providers. Dycom Industries, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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