Ryland Group (NYSE: RYL) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Ryland Group to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Ryland Group N/A N/A 12.52
Ryland Group Competitors $3.83 billion $228.40 million 506.49

Ryland Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Ryland Group. Ryland Group 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 Ryland Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ryland Group 6.52% 14.91% 5.79%
Ryland Group Competitors 9.74% 14.79% 7.94%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Ryland Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ryland Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ryland Group Competitors 281 1665 1912 38 2.44

As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential downside of 1.43%. Given Ryland Group’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ryland Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Ryland Group has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ryland Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.52, indicating that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.4% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.1% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Ryland Group rivals beat Ryland Group on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Ryland Group

The Ryland Group, Inc. is a homebuilder and a mortgage-finance company. RMC Mortgage Corporation and its subsidiaries (RMCMC) and Ryland Mortgage Company provides mortgage financing and related services for more than 255,000 homebuyers. The Company consists of six reportable segments: four geographically determined homebuilding regions; financial services, and corporate. The Company’s business is conducted and located in the United States, and its operations span all aspects of the homebuying process from design, construction and sale to mortgage origination, title and escrow services. The Company generally builds homes for entry-level buyers and first and second-time move-up buyers. The financial services segment provides mortgage-related products and services, as well as title and escrow services, to its homebuyers. Corporate is a non-operating business segment, which is engaged in supporting operations.

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