Harbor Custom Development (HCDI) vs. Its Competitors Critical Contrast

Harbor Custom Development (NASDAQ:HCDIGet Rating) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Operative builders” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Harbor Custom Development to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Harbor Custom Development has a beta of 0.4, meaning that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Harbor Custom Development’s rivals have a beta of 2.32, meaning that their average share price is 132% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Harbor Custom Development and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Harbor Custom Development 12.24% 27.49% 7.64%
Harbor Custom Development Competitors 11.33% 150.74% 11.94%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.6% of Harbor Custom Development shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.6% of shares of all “Operative builders” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.6% of Harbor Custom Development shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of shares of all “Operative builders” 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Harbor Custom Development and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Harbor Custom Development 0 0 0 0 N/A
Harbor Custom Development Competitors 391 1525 1381 89 2.34

As a group, “Operative builders” companies have a potential upside of 22.91%. Given Harbor Custom Development’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Harbor Custom Development has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Harbor Custom Development and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Harbor Custom Development $72.35 million $8.86 million 8.72
Harbor Custom Development Competitors $5.49 billion $684.36 million 7.38

Harbor Custom Development’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Harbor Custom Development. Harbor Custom Development is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Harbor Custom Development rivals beat Harbor Custom Development on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

Harbor Custom Development Company Profile (Get Rating)

Harbor Custom Development, Inc. engages in the real estate development business in Western Washington's Puget Sound region; Austin, Texas; Sacramento, California; and Punta Gorda, Florida. The company is involved in the land development cycle activities, including land acquisition, entitlements, construction of project infrastructure, home building, marketing, sale, and management of various residential projects. It undertakes projects, such as residential lots, home communities, and single family and multi-family properties. The company was formerly known as Harbor Custom Homes, Inc. and changed its name to Harbor Custom Development, Inc. in August 2019. Harbor Custom Development, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Gig Harbor, Washington.

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