NCI Building Systems (NYSE: NCS) is one of 48 public companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare NCI Building Systems to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for NCI Building Systems and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NCI Building Systems 0 1 3 0 2.75
NCI Building Systems Competitors 155 889 1545 17 2.55

NCI Building Systems presently has a consensus target price of $18.13, suggesting a potential upside of 16.56%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 19.19%. Given NCI Building Systems’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NCI Building Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.4% of NCI Building Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of NCI Building Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
NCI Building Systems $1.76 billion $147.14 million 19.68
NCI Building Systems Competitors $3.12 billion $133.98 million 19.48

NCI Building Systems’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than NCI Building Systems. NCI Building Systems is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

NCI Building Systems has a beta of 1.55, meaning that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NCI Building Systems’ peers have a beta of 1.27, meaning that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares NCI Building Systems and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NCI Building Systems 3.18% 18.31% 5.31%
NCI Building Systems Competitors 1.97% -27.41% 2.31%

Summary

NCI Building Systems beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

NCI Building Systems Company Profile

NCI Building Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of metal products in North America. The Company’s operating segments include Engineered building systems, Metal components and Metal coil coating. The Engineered building systems segment is engaged in the manufacturing of main frames and long bay systems, and engineering and drafting. The Metal components segment’s products include metal roof and wall panels, doors, metal partitions, metal trim, insulated metal panel (IMP) products and other related accessories. The Company manufactures and distributes a range of metal products for the non-residential construction market. It operates in the United States, Mexico, Canada and China. The Company provides metal coil coating services, and designs, engineers, manufactures and markets metal components and engineered building systems. It also provides metal coil coating services for commercial and construction applications, servicing both internal and external customers.

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