Southland (SLND) vs. Its Rivals Financial Review

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Southland and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Southland 0 1 1 0 2.50
Southland Competitors 47 484 761 18 2.57

Southland currently has a consensus target price of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 49.70%. As a group, “Heavy construction, except building construction – contractors” companies have a potential upside of 5.32%. Given Southland’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Southland is more favorable than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Southland has a beta of -0.26, suggesting that its share price is 126% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southland’s peers have a beta of 0.83, suggesting that their average share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.8% 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Southland and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Southland $1.16 billion -$19.25 million -11.93
Southland Competitors $19.58 billion $725.52 million 25.30

Southland’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Southland. Southland 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 Southland and its peers’ 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 peers 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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