Critical Survey: SEKISUI HOUSE L/S (SKHSY) vs. Installed Building Products (IBP)

SEKISUI HOUSE L/S (OTCMKTS:SKHSY) and Installed Building Products (NYSE:IBP) are both construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Dividends

SEKISUI HOUSE L/S pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Installed Building Products does not pay a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of SEKISUI HOUSE L/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.1% of Installed Building Products shares are held by institutional investors. 31.1% of Installed Building Products shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares SEKISUI HOUSE L/S and Installed Building Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SEKISUI HOUSE L/S 6.04% 11.21% 5.71%
Installed Building Products 3.82% 29.03% 7.68%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for SEKISUI HOUSE L/S and Installed Building Products, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SEKISUI HOUSE L/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Installed Building Products 0 7 4 0 2.36

Installed Building Products has a consensus target price of $50.10, indicating a potential upside of 52.65%. Given Installed Building Products’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Installed Building Products is more favorable than SEKISUI HOUSE L/S.

Volatility and Risk

SEKISUI HOUSE L/S has a beta of 0.3, meaning that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Installed Building Products has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SEKISUI HOUSE L/S and Installed Building Products’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SEKISUI HOUSE L/S $19.22 billion 0.52 $1.22 billion N/A N/A
Installed Building Products $1.13 billion 0.90 $41.14 million $1.19 27.58

SEKISUI HOUSE L/S has higher revenue and earnings than Installed Building Products.

Summary

Installed Building Products beats SEKISUI HOUSE L/S on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

SEKISUI HOUSE L/S Company Profile

Sekisui House, Ltd. builds houses in Japan and internationally. It builds detached homes, medium- and high-rise buildings, and urban development projects. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Installed Building Products Company Profile

Installed Building Products, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the installation of insulation, waterproofing, fire-stopping, fireproofing, garage doors, rain gutters, shower doors, closet shelving and mirrors, and other products in the continental United States. It offers a range of insulation materials, such as fiberglass and cellulose, and spray foam insulation materials. The company is also involved in the installation of insulation and sealant materials in various areas of a structure, which includes basement and crawl space, building envelope, attic, and acoustical. It serves homebuilders, multi-family and commercial construction companies, individual homeowners, and repair and remodeling contractors. The company was formerly known as CCIB Holdco, Inc. Installed Building Products, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

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