PICO (NASDAQ: PICO) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare PICO to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for PICO and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential downside of 74.48%. Given PICO’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PICO has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
69.5% of PICO shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of PICO shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares PICO and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|PICO||$362.58 million||-$21.86 million||-42.42|
|PICO Competitors||$3.83 billion||$231.12 million||5,467.40|
PICO’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than PICO. PICO 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.
This table compares PICO and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
PICO has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PICO’s peers have a beta of 1.52, indicating that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.
PICO peers beat PICO on 9 of the 9 factors compared.
PICO Company Profile
PICO Holdings, Inc. (PICO) is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Water Resource and Water Storage Operations; Real Estate Operations, and Corporate. Its subsidiary, Vidler Water Company, Inc. (Vidler), owns water resources and water storage operations in the southwestern United States, with assets and operations in Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. The Real Estate Operations are conducted through UCP, Inc. (UCP), which is a homebuilder and land developer in markets located in California, Washington State, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Corporate segment includes its investments in small businesses, typically venture capital-type situations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a membership interest in, and was the managing partner of, Fish Springs Ranch, LLC (FSR), which owned the Fish Springs Ranch and other properties totaling approximately 7,313 acres in Honey Lake Valley in Washoe County, approximately 40 miles north of Reno, Nevada.
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