Head to Head Review: Ryland Group (RYL) vs. Its Rivals

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

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 competitors 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 and recommmendations for Ryland Group and its competitors, 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 competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ryland Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Profitability

This table compares Ryland Group and its competitors’ 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%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ryland Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Ryland Group. Ryland Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

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

Ryland Group Company Profile

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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