PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare PulteGroup to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.

Dividends

PulteGroup pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. PulteGroup pays out 17.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Homebuilding” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.8% and pay out 14.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. PulteGroup has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for PulteGroup and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PulteGroup 2 7 5 0 2.21
PulteGroup Competitors 280 1483 1783 38 2.44

PulteGroup presently has a consensus price target of $28.80, suggesting a potential downside of 14.00%. As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential downside of 1.24%. Given PulteGroup’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PulteGroup has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.8% of PulteGroup shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.9% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of PulteGroup shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

PulteGroup has a beta of 1.21, meaning that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PulteGroup’s peers have a beta of 1.52, meaning that their average share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares PulteGroup and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PulteGroup 7.77% 14.38% 6.53%
PulteGroup Competitors 9.49% 14.37% 7.69%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PulteGroup and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PulteGroup $7.67 billion $602.70 million 16.66
PulteGroup Competitors $3.83 billion $231.12 million 477.20

PulteGroup has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. PulteGroup is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

PulteGroup peers beat PulteGroup on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

PulteGroup Company Profile

PulteGroup, Inc. is a homebuilder in the United States. The Company’s segments include Homebuilding and Financial Services. Its Homebuilding operations are engaged in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes within the United States and the construction of housing on such land. Its Financial Services operations consist principally of mortgage banking and title operations. The Company conducts its financial services business, through Pulte Mortgage LLC (Pulte Mortgage) and other subsidiaries. Pulte Mortgage arranges financing through the origination of mortgage loans. The Company’s subsidiaries are engaged in the homebuilding business. It offers a product line to meet the needs of homebuyers in its focused markets. Through its brands, which include Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the Company offers a range of home designs, including single-family detached, townhouses, condominiums and duplexes.

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