Head to Head Survey: IES (NASDAQ:IESC) versus Its Peers

IES (NASDAQ: IESC) is one of 46 public companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare IES to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.


This table compares IES and its competitors’ 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 1.92% -28.77% 2.77%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.4% of IES shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.6% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 61.7% of IES shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

IES has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IES’s competitors have a beta of 1.27, indicating that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
IES $810.70 million $13.42 million 30.94
IES Competitors $4.59 billion $24.41 million 881.93

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for IES and its competitors, 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 197 1030 1770 20 2.53

As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 29.41%. Given IES’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe IES has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


IES competitors beat IES on 6 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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