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

Dividends

PulteGroup pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. 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 13.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. PulteGroup has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

PulteGroup has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PulteGroup’s rivals have a beta of 1.52, suggesting that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
PulteGroup $7.67 billion $602.70 million 15.50
PulteGroup Competitors $3.85 billion $231.04 million 513.99

PulteGroup has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. PulteGroup 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.8% of PulteGroup shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.1% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of PulteGroup shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares PulteGroup and its rivals’ 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 9.69% 14.71% 8.03%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for PulteGroup and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PulteGroup 2 7 5 0 2.21
PulteGroup Competitors 278 1641 1884 38 2.44

PulteGroup currently has a consensus price target of $27.30, indicating a potential downside of 12.36%. As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential upside of 0.69%. Given PulteGroup’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PulteGroup has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

PulteGroup rivals beat PulteGroup on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About PulteGroup

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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