Head to Head Review: Thor Industries (THO) and Century Communities (NYSE:CCS)

Century Communities (NYSE: CCS) and Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares Century Communities and Thor Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Century Communities $1.41 billion 0.62 $50.29 million $2.87 10.28
Thor Industries $7.25 billion 0.79 $374.25 million $7.09 15.31

Thor Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Century Communities. Century Communities is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Thor Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.0% of Century Communities shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.0% of Thor Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of Century Communities shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of Thor Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Century Communities and Thor Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Century Communities 0 0 6 0 3.00
Thor Industries 1 3 7 0 2.55

Century Communities currently has a consensus price target of $36.75, suggesting a potential upside of 24.58%. Thor Industries has a consensus price target of $130.00, suggesting a potential upside of 19.79%. Given Century Communities’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Century Communities is more favorable than Thor Industries.

Dividends

Thor Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Century Communities does not pay a dividend. Thor Industries pays out 20.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Thor Industries has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Century Communities has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Thor Industries has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Century Communities and Thor Industries’ 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%
Thor Industries 5.38% 28.42% 17.41%

Summary

Thor Industries beats Century Communities on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Century Communities

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.

About Thor Industries

Thor Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells recreational vehicles, and related parts and accessories primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates through Towable Recreational Vehicles and Motorized Recreational Vehicles segments. The company offers travel trailers under the Airstream Classic, International, Tommy Bahama, Flying Cloud, Sport, and Basecamp trade names, as well as Interstate series of Class B motorhomes; gasoline and diesel Class A and Class C motorhomes under the Four Winds, Hurricane, Chateau, Windsport, Axis, Vegas, Tuscany, Palazzo, Aria, Quantum, Compass, Gemini, A.C.E., Alante, Precept, Greyhawk, and Redhawk trade names; and luxury Class A motorhomes under Insignia, Aspire, Anthem, and Cornerstone trade names. It also provides conventional travel trailers and fifth wheels under the Montana, Springdale, Hideout, Sprinter, Outback, Laredo, Bullet, Fuzion, Raptor, Passport, Cougar, Coleman, Kodiak, Aspen Trail, Aerolite, Voltage, Cruiser, Volante, Sunset Trail, Zinger, Landmark, Bighorn, Elkridge, Trail Runner, North Trail, Cyclone, Torque, Prowler, Wilderness, Shadow Cruiser, Fun Finder, MPG, Radiance, Stryker, Sportsmen, Spree, Venom, Durango, SportTrek, Connect, Sportster, Sonic, Jay Flight, Jay Feather, Eagle, Pinnacle, Seismic, Launch, Autumn Ridge, Solstice, Highlander, Mesa Ridge, and Open Range trade names; and luxury fifth wheels under the Redwood and DRV Mobile Suites trade names. In addition, the company offers equestrian recreational vehicle products with living quarters under trade names, such as Premiere, Silverado, Ranger, Laredo, Trail Boss, and Trail Hand; and lightweight travel trailers and specialty products under Camplite and Quicksilver trade names. Further, it provides aluminum extrusion and specialized component products. The company markets its recreational vehicles through independent dealers. Thor Industries, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Elkhart, Indiana.

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