Financial Comparison: Southland (SLND) versus Its Competitors

Southland (NASDAQ:SLNDGet Free Report) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Heavy construction, except building construction – contractors” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Southland to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Southland and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Southland 0 1 1 0 2.50
Southland Competitors 47 483 761 18 2.57

Southland currently has a consensus target price of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 45.63%. As a group, “Heavy construction, except building construction – contractors” companies have a potential upside of 5.20%. Given Southland’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Southland is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Southland and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Southland $1.16 billion -$19.25 million -12.26
Southland Competitors $19.60 billion $725.52 million 23.25

Southland’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Southland. Southland 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.

Risk & Volatility

Southland has a beta of -0.27, suggesting that its stock price is 127% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southland’s competitors have a beta of 0.83, suggesting that their average stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.9% of Southland shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.1% of shares of all “Heavy construction, except building construction – contractors” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.4% of shares of all “Heavy construction, except building construction – contractors” 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.

Profitability

This table compares Southland and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Southland -1.66% -14.55% -3.27%
Southland Competitors 1.81% 6.34% 2.87%

Summary

Southland competitors beat Southland on 12 of the 13 factors compared.

Southland Company Profile

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Southland Holdings, Inc. engages in specialty infrastructure construction business in North America and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Civil and Transportation. The Civil segment designs and constructs water pipelines, pump stations, lift stations, water and wastewater treatment plants, concrete and structural steel, outfall, and tunneling. The Transportation segment designs and constructs bridges, roadways, marine, dredging, ship terminals and piers, and specialty structures and facilities, as well as convention centers, sports stadiums, marine facilities, and ferris wheels. Southland Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1900 and is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas.

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