IES (NASDAQ: IESC) is one of 156 public companies in the “ELECTRONICS” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare IES to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Volatility & Risk
IES has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IES’s rivals have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.
78.1% of IES shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.8% of shares of all “ELECTRONICS” companies are held by institutional investors. 61.7% of IES shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “ELECTRONICS” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for IES and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “ELECTRONICS” companies have a potential upside of 7.60%. Given IES’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe IES has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares IES and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|IES||$810.70 million||$13.42 million||-15.99|
|IES Competitors||$4.31 billion||$334.97 million||52.11|
IES’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than IES. IES 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.
This table compares IES and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
IES beats its rivals on 6 of the 10 factors compared.
IES Holdings, Inc., formerly Integrated Electrical Services, Inc., is a holding company that owns and manages diverse operating subsidiaries across a range of infrastructure-related end markets. The Company operates through four segments: Communications, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, and Infrastructure Solutions. The Communications segment provides network infrastructure services for data centers and other mission critical environments. The Residential segment provides electrical installation services for single-family housing and multi-family apartment complexes and cable television installations for residential and light commercial applications. The Commercial & Industrial segment provides electrical and mechanical design, construction, and maintenance services to the commercial and industrial markets. The Company’s Infrastructure Solutions segment provides electro-mechanical solutions for industrial operations to domestic and international customers.
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