PulteGroup, Inc (PHM) is a leading residential construction business based in the US. PulteGroup is listed on the NYSE and employs 5,245 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$16.9618 - $49.5348|
|50-day moving average||$43.4676|
|200-day moving average||$43.7515|
|Wall St. target price||$55.73|
|Dividend yield||$0.56 (1.15%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.785|
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Valuing PulteGroup stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PulteGroup's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
PulteGroup'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, PulteGroup 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.
PulteGroup's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1398. 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 PulteGroup's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
PulteGroup's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a PulteGroup's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$10.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.54%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.75%|
|Return on equity TTM||22.84%|
|Market capitalisation||$13.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 8.5 million PulteGroup shares held short by investors – that's known as PulteGroup's "short interest". This figure is 12.5% up from 7.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PulteGroup shares can be evaluated.
PulteGroup's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PulteGroup shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PulteGroup shares traded daily (recently around 3.1 million). PulteGroup's SIR currently stands at 2.75. In other words for every 100,000 PulteGroup shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2750 shares are currently held short.
However PulteGroup's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PulteGroup shares, or, against the total number of tradable PulteGroup shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PulteGroup's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PulteGroup shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0359% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PulteGroup shares, roughly 36 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against PulteGroup.
Find out more about how you can short PulteGroup stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like PulteGroup.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 18.07
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PulteGroup's overall score of 18.07 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like PulteGroup is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 4.6/100
Social score: 5.08/100
Governance score: 0.39/100
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, PulteGroup scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that PulteGroup has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||18.07|
|Total ESG percentile||23.95|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 11.26% of net profits
Recently PulteGroup has paid out, on average, around 11.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.15% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PulteGroup shareholders could enjoy a 1.15% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PulteGroup's case, that would currently equate to about $0.56 per share.
While PulteGroup's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that PulteGroup is investing more in its future growth.
PulteGroup's most recent dividend payout was on 5 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
PulteGroup's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 September 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your PulteGroup shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PulteGroup shares which in turn could have impacted PulteGroup's share price.
Over the last 12 months, PulteGroup's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.9618 up to $49.5348. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while PulteGroup's is 1.4039. This would suggest that PulteGroup's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the homebuilding business in the United States. The company acquires and develops land primarily for residential purposes; and constructs housing on such land. It offers various home designs, including single-family detached, townhouses, condominiums, and duplexes under the Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods brand names. As of December 31, 2019, the company controlled 158,262 lots and 64,903 lots under land option agreements. It also arranges financing through the origination of mortgage loans primarily for homebuyers; sells the servicing rights for the originated loans; and provides title insurance policies, and examination and closing services to homebuyers. The company was formerly known as Pulte Homes, Inc. and changed its name to PulteGroup, Inc. in March 2010. PulteGroup, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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