IES (NASDAQ: IESC) is one of 4 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical work” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare IES to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
78.4% of IES shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of shares of all “Electrical work” companies are owned by institutional investors. 60.0% of IES shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Electrical work” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for IES and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Electrical work” companies have a potential upside of 29.75%. Given IES’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe IES has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Risk & Volatility
IES has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IES’s peers have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares IES and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings & Valuation
This table compares IES and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|IES||$810.70 million||$13.42 million||N/A|
|IES Competitors||$4.94 billion||$152.71 million||20.38|
IES’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than IES.
IES peers beat IES on 8 of the 10 factors compared.
IES Holdings, Inc. engages in communications, commercial and industrial, infrastructure solutions, and residential businesses in the United States. The company's Commercial & Industrial segment provides electrical and mechanical design, construction, and maintenance services for office buildings, manufacturing facilities, data centers, chemical plants, refineries, wind farms, solar facilities, municipal infrastructures, and health care facilities. The company's Communications segment provides network infrastructure services for data centers and other mission critical environments. This segment designs, installs, and maintains network infrastructure for financial, medical, hospitality, government, high-tech manufacturing, educational, and information technology industries; designs and installs audio/visual, telephone, fire, wireless access, and intrusion alarm systems; and designs/builds, services, and maintains data network systems. Its Infrastructure Solutions segment maintains and repairs alternating and direct current electric motors and generators, and power generating and distribution equipment; manufactures custom-engineered metal enclosed bus duct solutions used in power distribution; manufactures customer commercial and industrial generator enclosures; manufactures, remanufactures, and repairs industrial lifting magnets; and maintains and repairs railroad main and auxiliary generators, main alternators, and traction motors. Its Residential segment offers electrical installation services to single-family housing and multi-family apartment complexes; and cable television installation services to residential and light commercial applications, as well as installs residential solar power for new construction and existing residences. The company was formerly known as Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. and changed its name to IES Holdings, Inc. in May 2016. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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