Financial Contrast: IES (IESC) versus The Competition

IES (NASDAQ: IESC) is one of 4 public companies in the “Electrical work” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare IES to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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78.4% of IES shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of shares of all “Electrical work” companies are owned by institutional investors. 61.7% of IES shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “Electrical work” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

IES has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IES’s rivals have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
IES $810.70 million $13.42 million N/A
IES Competitors $4.94 billion $152.71 million 20.24

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IES -2.46% 5.86% 3.26%
IES Competitors 1.73% 11.20% 5.45%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for IES and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IES 0 0 0 0 N/A
IES Competitors 19 73 146 0 2.53

As a group, “Electrical work” companies have a potential upside of 30.92%. Given IES’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe IES has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

IES rivals beat IES on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

IES Company Profile

IES Holdings, Inc., formerly Integrated Electrical Services, Inc., is a holding company that owns and manages diverse operating subsidiaries across a range of infrastructure-related end markets. The Company operates through four segments: Communications, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, and Infrastructure Solutions. The Communications segment provides network infrastructure services for data centers and other mission critical environments. The Residential segment provides electrical installation services for single-family housing and multi-family apartment complexes and cable television installations for residential and light commercial applications. The Commercial & Industrial segment provides electrical and mechanical design, construction, and maintenance services to the commercial and industrial markets. The Company’s Infrastructure Solutions segment provides electro-mechanical solutions for industrial operations to domestic and international customers.

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