Analyzing AV Homes (AVHI) and Its Peers

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

Risk & Volatility

AV Homes has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AV Homes’ rivals have a beta of 1.10, suggesting that their average stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for AV Homes and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AV Homes 0 1 0 0 2.00
AV Homes Competitors 241 922 805 52 2.33

As a group, “Operative builders” companies have a potential upside of 0.84%. Given AV Homes’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AV Homes has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AV Homes -2.60% 2.77% 1.22%
AV Homes Competitors 2.30% 7.26% 5.34%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AV Homes and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AV Homes $843.25 million -$21.93 million 25.34
AV Homes Competitors $4.18 billion $223.65 million 13.56

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.5% of AV Homes shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of AV Homes shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

AV Homes rivals beat AV Homes on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

AV Homes Company Profile

AV Homes, Inc. engages in the homebuilding and community development businesses in Florida, the Carolinas, Arizona, and Texas markets. The company is involved in the acquisition, development, and building of active adult communities, which are age-restricted to the age 55 and over active adult demographic; and primary residential home communities under local Savvy Homes, Bonterra Builders, Royal Oak Homes, and Oakdale-Hampton brands for first-time and move-up buyers. It also engages in the construction and sale of residences within the communities. In addition, the company is involved in other real estate activities, such as the operation of amenities; and the sale of land for third-party development. As of December 31, 2017, it owned 4,911 developed residential lots; 2,395 partially developed residential lots; 8,776 undeveloped residential lots; and 6,980 acres of mixed-use, commercial, and industrial land. The company was formerly known as Avatar Holdings Inc. and changed its name to AV Homes, Inc. in February 2012. AV Homes, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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