Critical Review: BELLWAY PLC/ADR (BLWYY) versus Its Competitors

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BELLWAY PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: BLWYY) is one of 51 public companies in the “Real estate” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare BELLWAY PLC/ADR to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

BELLWAY PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. BELLWAY PLC/ADR pays out 24.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Real estate” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 52.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. BELLWAY PLC/ADR is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk & Volatility

BELLWAY PLC/ADR has a beta of -0.3, meaning that its share price is 130% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BELLWAY PLC/ADR’s peers have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

45.5% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.1% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are held by company 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares BELLWAY PLC/ADR and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
BELLWAY PLC/ADR $3.24 billion $575.33 million 8.19
BELLWAY PLC/ADR Competitors $1.37 billion $341.54 million 17.95

BELLWAY PLC/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. BELLWAY PLC/ADR 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.

Profitability

This table compares BELLWAY PLC/ADR and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BELLWAY PLC/ADR N/A N/A N/A
BELLWAY PLC/ADR Competitors 26.46% 3.74% 1.04%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for BELLWAY PLC/ADR and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BELLWAY PLC/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
BELLWAY PLC/ADR Competitors 202 486 688 25 2.38

As a group, “Real estate” companies have a potential upside of 23.60%. Given BELLWAY PLC/ADR’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe BELLWAY PLC/ADR has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

BELLWAY PLC/ADR peers beat BELLWAY PLC/ADR on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About BELLWAY PLC/ADR

Bellway p.l.c., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the house building business in the United Kingdom. It builds and sells homes ranging from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom family homes, as well as provides social housing to housing associations. It owns and controls 37,855 plots of land. Bellway p.l.c. was incorporated in 1978 and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom.

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