Head-To-Head Analysis: IES (NASDAQ:IESC) & Its Peers

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for IES and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe IES has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares IES and its peers’ 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%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IES and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 peers have higher revenue and earnings than IES.

Risk and Volatility

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.4% of IES shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of shares of all “Electrical work” companies are held by institutional investors. 61.7% of IES shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “Electrical work” 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.

Summary

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

About IES

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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