Head-To-Head Comparison: Century Communities (CCS) & Its Competitors

Century Communities (NYSE: CCS) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Operative builders” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Century Communities to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Century Communities $1.41 billion $50.29 million 10.85
Century Communities Competitors $4.16 billion $217.90 million 13.99

Century Communities’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Century Communities. Century Communities 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.

Profitability

This table compares Century Communities and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Century Communities 3.55% 11.79% 4.89%
Century Communities Competitors 2.26% 7.08% 5.25%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.0% of Century Communities shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.9% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.2% of Century Communities shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Century Communities has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Century Communities’ rivals have a beta of 1.10, meaning that their average share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Century Communities and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Century Communities 0 0 6 0 3.00
Century Communities Competitors 240 915 802 52 2.33

Century Communities currently has a consensus target price of $36.75, indicating a potential upside of 17.98%. As a group, “Operative builders” companies have a potential downside of 12.44%. Given Century Communities’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Century Communities is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Century Communities beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Century Communities

Century Communities, Inc. engages in homebuilding business in Atlanta, Central Texas, Colorado, Houston, Nevada, and Utah. It is involved in the development, design, construction, marketing, and sale of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as entitlement and development of land. The company sells homes through its sales representatives, as well as through independent real estate brokers. Century Communities, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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