Comparing Ryland Group (RYL) and Its Competitors

Ryland Group (NYSE: RYL) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Ryland Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Ryland Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ryland Group 6.52% 14.91% 5.79%
Ryland Group Competitors 9.74% 14.79% 7.94%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ryland Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ryland Group N/A N/A 12.52
Ryland Group Competitors $3.83 billion $231.12 million 485.29

Ryland Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Ryland Group. Ryland Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.0% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.1% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Ryland Group has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ryland Group’s peers have a beta of 1.52, suggesting that their average share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Ryland Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ryland Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ryland Group Competitors 282 1680 1925 38 2.44

As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential upside of 0.14%. Given Ryland Group’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ryland Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Ryland Group peers beat Ryland Group on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Ryland Group

The Ryland Group, Inc. is a homebuilder and a mortgage-finance company. RMC Mortgage Corporation and its subsidiaries (RMCMC) and Ryland Mortgage Company provides mortgage financing and related services for more than 255,000 homebuyers. The Company consists of six reportable segments: four geographically determined homebuilding regions; financial services, and corporate. The Company’s business is conducted and located in the United States, and its operations span all aspects of the homebuying process from design, construction and sale to mortgage origination, title and escrow services. The Company generally builds homes for entry-level buyers and first and second-time move-up buyers. The financial services segment provides mortgage-related products and services, as well as title and escrow services, to its homebuyers. Corporate is a non-operating business segment, which is engaged in supporting operations.

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