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LGI Homes, Inc is a residential construction business based in the US. LGI Homes shares (LGIH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. LGI Homes employs 953 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2 billion.

How to buy shares in LGI Homes

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 LGI Homes. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LGIH. 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 LGI Homes 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$126.9, 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 LGI Homes, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of LGI Homes. 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 LGI Homes's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$126.9, which is 25.83% up on its pre-crash value of USD$94.12 and 278.24% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$33.55.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of LGI Homes shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$548.83 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$1,567.22.

LGI Homes share price

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LGI Homes shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$126.9
52-week rangeUSD$33 - USD$131.95
50-day moving average USD$117.1094
200-day moving average USD$94.6028
Wall St. target priceUSD$124
PE ratio 15.1976
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$8.338

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Is it a good time to buy LGI Homes stock?

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LGI Homes price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $126.9 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-15) -1.72%
1 month (2020-09-22) 12.80%
3 months (2020-07-22) 10.36%
6 months (2020-04-22) 169.71%
1 year (2019-10-22) 52.41%
2 years (2018-10-22) 236.25%
3 years (2017-10-20) 126.93%
5 years (2015-10-22) 304.01%

Is LGI Homes under- or over-valued?

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

LGI Homes's P/E ratio

LGI Homes's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, LGI Homes shares trade at around 15x 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.

LGI Homes's PEG ratio

LGI Homes's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.69. 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 LGI Homes's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


LGI Homes's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$274 million.

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

LGI Homes financials

Revenue TTM USD$2 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.5%
Gross profit TTM USD$439.8 million
Return on assets TTM 10.94%
Return on equity TTM 25.87%
Profit margin 10.5%
Book value $36.621
Market capitalisation USD$3.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting LGI Homes shares

There are currently 2.4 million LGI Homes shares held short by investors – that's known as LGI Homes's "short interest". This figure is 2.5% down from 2.5 million last month.

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

LGI Homes's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

LGI Homes's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of LGI Homes shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LGI Homes shares traded daily (recently around 302788.99876391). LGI Homes's SIR currently stands at 8.09. In other words for every 100,000 LGI Homes shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8090 shares are currently held short.

However LGI Homes's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of LGI Homes shares, or, against the total number of tradable LGI Homes shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case LGI Homes's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 LGI Homes shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.1285% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LGI Homes shares, roughly 129 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 LGI Homes.

Find out more about how you can short LGI Homes stock.

LGI Homes share dividends

We're not expecting LGI Homes to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

LGI Homes share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, LGI Homes's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33 up to $131.95. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LGIH.US volatility(beta: 1.58)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while LGI Homes's is 1.5764. This would suggest that LGI Homes's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

LGI Homes overview

LGI Homes, Inc. designs, constructs, and sells homes in the United States. It offers entry-level homes, such as detached and attached homes, and move-up homes under the LGI Homes brand name; and luxury series homes under the Terrata Homes brand name. As of March 31, 2020, it owned 113 communities. The company serves in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Tennessee, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Alabama, California, Oregon, Nevada, and West Virginia. LGI Homes, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

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