Critical Contrast: Century Communities (CCS) & The Competition

Century Communities (NYSE: CCS) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Operative builders” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Century Communities to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Century Communities $1.41 billion $50.29 million 10.62
Century Communities Competitors $4.18 billion $223.65 million 14.22

Century Communities’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Century Communities. Century Communities 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.

Volatility and Risk

Century Communities has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Century Communities’ peers have a beta of 1.10, meaning that their average stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.0% of Century Communities shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.9% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of Century Communities shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Century Communities and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Century Communities 3.55% 11.79% 4.89%
Century Communities Competitors 2.26% 7.08% 5.25%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Century Communities and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Century Communities 0 0 6 0 3.00
Century Communities Competitors 239 919 803 52 2.33

Century Communities currently has a consensus price target of $36.75, indicating a potential upside of 20.61%. As a group, “Operative builders” companies have a potential upside of 0.28%. Given Century Communities’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Century Communities is more favorable than its peers.


Century Communities peers beat Century Communities on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Century Communities Company Profile

Century Communities, Inc. engages in homebuilding business in Atlanta, Central Texas, Colorado, Houston, Nevada, and Utah. It is involved in the development, design, construction, marketing, and sale of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as entitlement and development of land. The company sells homes through its sales representatives, as well as through independent real estate brokers. Century Communities, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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