Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) vs. Its Rivals Head-To-Head Review

Pico (NASDAQ: PICO) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Pico to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Pico has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pico’s rivals have a beta of 1.52, indicating that their average share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pico -4.85% -0.37% -0.26%
Pico Competitors 9.77% 15.05% 8.11%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Pico and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pico 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pico Competitors 284 1683 1927 38 2.44

As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential downside of 0.89%. Given Pico’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pico has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pico and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Pico $362.58 million -$21.86 million -40.48
Pico Competitors $3.89 billion $231.12 million 496.13

Pico’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Pico. Pico 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

70.2% of Pico shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.9% 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.

Summary

Pico rivals 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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