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Century Communities, Inc is a residential construction business based in the US. Century Communities shares (CCS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Century Communities employs 1,460 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Century Communities

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Century Communities. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CCS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Century Communities reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$43.71, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Century Communities, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Century Communities. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Century Communities's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Century Communities's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$43.71, which is 12.38% up on its pre-crash value of USD$38.3 and 383.52% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$9.04.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Century Communities shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$380.43 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,409.21.

Century Communities share price

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Century Communities shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$43.71
52-week range USD$9.04 - USD$47.58
50-day moving average USD$41.0606
200-day moving average USD$31.9108
Wall St. target price USD$49.67
PE ratio 10.2388
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.434

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Is it a good time to buy Century Communities stock?

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Century Communities price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $43.71 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-19) 3.11%
1 month (2020-10-26) 1.46%
3 months (2020-08-26) 15.03%
6 months (2020-05-26) 47.12%
1 year (2019-11-26) 52.09%
2 years (2018-11-26) 114.90%
3 years (2017-11-24) 43.31%
5 years (2015-11-25) 128.01%

Is Century Communities under- or over-valued?

Valuing Century Communities stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Century Communities's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Century Communities's P/E ratio

Century Communities's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Century Communities shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Century Communities's PEG ratio

Century Communities's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.45. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Century Communities's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Century Communities's EBITDA

Century Communities's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$199.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Century Communities's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Century Communities financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.71%
Gross profit TTM USD$456.7 million
Return on assets TTM 4.67%
Return on equity TTM 14.31%
Profit margin 5.25%
Book value $33.867
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Century Communities shares

There are currently 2.7 million Century Communities shares held short by investors – that's known as Century Communities's "short interest". This figure is 3.5% down from 2.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Century Communities shares can be evaluated.

Century Communities's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Century Communities's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Century Communities shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Century Communities shares traded daily (recently around 323016.43026005). Century Communities's SIR currently stands at 8.46. In other words for every 100,000 Century Communities shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8460 shares are currently held short.

However Century Communities's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Century Communities shares, or, against the total number of tradable Century Communities shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Century Communities's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Century Communities shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1143% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Century Communities shares, roughly 114 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Century Communities.

Find out more about how you can short Century Communities stock.

Century Communities share dividends

We're not expecting Century Communities to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Century Communities share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Century Communities's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.04 up to $47.58. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CCS.US volatility(beta: 1.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Century Communities's is 1.8864. This would suggest that Century Communities's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Century Communities overview

Century Communities, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, construction, marketing, and sale of single-family attached and detached homes. It is also involved in the entitlement and development of the underlying land; and provision of mortgage, title, and insurance services to its home buyers. The company sells homes through its sales representatives, as well as through independent real estate brokers in 17 states in the United States. Century Communities, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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