Thor Industries (NYSE: THO) is one of 79 public companies in the “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Thor Industries to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

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Thor Industries has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Thor Industries’ rivals have a beta of 1.04, suggesting that their average share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Thor Industries $7.25 billion $374.25 million 14.40
Thor Industries Competitors $8.01 billion $301.03 million 27.29

Thor Industries’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Thor Industries. Thor Industries 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Thor Industries and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Thor Industries 1 3 7 0 2.55
Thor Industries Competitors 410 1971 2381 90 2.44

Thor Industries presently has a consensus price target of $130.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.64%. As a group, “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies have a potential downside of 6.05%. Given Thor Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Thor Industries is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Thor Industries and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Thor Industries 5.38% 28.42% 17.41%
Thor Industries Competitors -0.31% 4.71% 3.96%

Dividends

Thor Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Thor Industries pays out 17.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 214.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Thor Industries has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Thor Industries is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.3% of Thor Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.3% of shares of all “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.1% of Thor Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of shares of all “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Thor Industries beats its rivals on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Thor Industries

Thor Industries, Inc. manufactures a range of recreational vehicles (RVs) in the United States and sells those vehicles primarily in the United States and Canada. The Company’s segments include towable recreational vehicles, which consists of the operations of Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) (towable); Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) (including Bison Coach, LLC (Bison), Cruiser RV, LLC (CRV) and DRV, LLC (DRV)); Jayco, Corp. (Jayco) (including Jayco towable, Starcraft and Highland Ridge), Keystone RV Company (Keystone) (including CrossRoads and Dutchmen) and K.Z., Inc. (KZ) (including Livin’ Lite RV, Inc. (Livin’ Lite)); motorized recreational vehicles, which consists of the operations of Airstream (motorized), Jayco (including Jayco motorized and Entegra Coach) and Thor Motor Coach, Inc. (Thor Motor Coach), and Other, which includes the operations of its subsidiary, Postle Operating, LLC (Postle).

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