Financial Survey: Dycom Industries (DY) vs. Its Rivals

Dycom Industries (NYSE: DY) is one of 78 publicly-traded companies in the “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Dycom Industries to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Dycom Industries and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dycom Industries 0 1 9 0 2.90
Dycom Industries Competitors 382 1862 2259 83 2.45

Dycom Industries currently has a consensus target price of $122.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.15%. As a group, “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies have a potential downside of 5.32%. Given Dycom Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Dycom Industries is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dycom Industries and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dycom Industries $3.07 billion $23.66 million 23.80
Dycom Industries Competitors $8.00 billion $298.23 million 27.97

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

73.8% of shares of all “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of Dycom Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “CONSTRUCT/BLDG SERV” companies are owned 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.

Profitability

This table compares Dycom Industries and its peers’ 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 -0.35% 4.64% 4.02%

Risk & Volatility

Dycom Industries has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dycom Industries’ peers have a beta of 1.03, indicating that their average stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

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

Dycom Industries Company Profile

Dycom Industries, Inc. is a provider of specialty contracting services throughout the United States and in Canada. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides program management, engineering, construction, maintenance and installation services for telecommunications providers, underground facility locating services for various utilities, including telecommunications providers, and other construction and maintenance services for electric and gas utilities. The Company provides the labor, tools and equipment necessary to design, engineer, locate, maintain, expand, install and upgrade the telecommunications infrastructure of its customers. The Company 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. The Company’s subsidiaries include CertusView Technologies, LLC and Dycom Investments, Inc.

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