Century Communities (NYSE: CCS) and Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) are both construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Century Communities and Thor Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Century Communities||$1.41 billion||0.64||$50.29 million||$2.03||14.98|
|Thor Industries||$7.25 billion||0.92||$374.25 million||$8.31||15.15|
Thor Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Century Communities. Century Communities is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Thor Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
79.0% of Century Communities shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.3% of Thor Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 23.2% of Century Communities shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of Thor Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Thor Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Century Communities does not pay a dividend. Thor Industries pays out 17.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Thor Industries has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Century Communities and Thor Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Century Communities currently has a consensus target price of $36.75, suggesting a potential upside of 20.89%. Thor Industries has a consensus target price of $130.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.26%. Given Century Communities’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Century Communities is more favorable than Thor Industries.
This table compares Century Communities and Thor Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Century Communities has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Thor Industries has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Thor Industries beats Century Communities on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Century Communities
Century Communities, Inc. engages in homebuilding business in Atlanta, Central Texas, Colorado, Houston, Nevada, and Utah. It is involved in the development, design, construction, marketing, and sale of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as entitlement and development of land. The company sells homes through its sales representatives, as well as through independent real estate brokers. Century Communities, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
About Thor Industries
Thor Industries, Inc. manufactures a range of recreational vehicles (RVs) in the United States and sells those vehicles primarily in the United States and Canada. The Company’s segments include towable recreational vehicles, which consists of the operations of Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) (towable); Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) (including Bison Coach, LLC (Bison), Cruiser RV, LLC (CRV) and DRV, LLC (DRV)); Jayco, Corp. (Jayco) (including Jayco towable, Starcraft and Highland Ridge), Keystone RV Company (Keystone) (including CrossRoads and Dutchmen) and K.Z., Inc. (KZ) (including Livin’ Lite RV, Inc. (Livin’ Lite)); motorized recreational vehicles, which consists of the operations of Airstream (motorized), Jayco (including Jayco motorized and Entegra Coach) and Thor Motor Coach, Inc. (Thor Motor Coach), and Other, which includes the operations of its subsidiary, Postle Operating, LLC (Postle).
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