Financial Review: Dycom Industries (DY) versus Its Peers

Dycom Industries (NYSE: DY) is one of 79 publicly-traded companies in the “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Dycom Industries to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.3% of shares of all “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of Dycom Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of shares of all “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Dycom Industries and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dycom Industries 5.08% 18.67% 6.58%
Dycom Industries Competitors -0.31% 4.71% 3.96%

Risk & Volatility

Dycom Industries has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dycom Industries’ rivals have a beta of 1.04, suggesting that their average stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dycom Industries and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dycom Industries $3.07 billion $23.66 million 23.61
Dycom Industries Competitors $8.01 billion $301.03 million 27.28

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Dycom Industries and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dycom Industries 0 1 9 0 2.90
Dycom Industries Competitors 410 1973 2383 90 2.44

Dycom Industries currently has a consensus price target of $122.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.00%. As a group, “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies have a potential downside of 6.02%. Given Dycom Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Dycom Industries is more favorable than its rivals.


Dycom Industries beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Dycom Industries

Dycom Industries, Inc. provides specialty contracting services in the United States and Canada. The company offers various specialty contracting services, including program management, engineering, construction, maintenance, and installation services, such as placement and splicing of fiber, copper, and coaxial cables to telecommunications providers. It also provides tower construction, lines and antenna installation, and foundation and equipment pad construction for wireless carriers, as well as equipment installation and material fabrication, and site testing services; and installs and maintains customer premise equipment, such as digital video recorders, set top boxes, and modems for cable television system operators. In addition, the company offers construction and maintenance services for electric and gas utilities, and other customers; and underground facility locating services, such as locating telephone, cable television, power, water, sewer, and gas lines for various utility companies, including telecommunication providers. Dycom Industries, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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