How Is KB Home (KBH)’s Price-To-Earnings Ratio?

As of Wednesday close, KB Home’s (NYSE:KBH) stock was up $0.62, moving up 2.42 percent to $26.23. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,044,920 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$2.30 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,114,380, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,258,312.

Since last month, KBH stock retreated -20.56%. Shares of the company fell to $24.78 on 06/17/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $50.20 was reached on 01/14/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $24.78. Since the beginning of this year, KBH’s stock price has dropped by -41.36% or -$18.50, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -47.75% since its 52-week high.

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KB Home (KBH) last reported insider trading activity 223 days ago on Nov 12. MEZGER JEFFREY T, the President and CEO of the company, disposed of 79,718 shares for $42.28 on Nov 12. It resulted in a $3,370,477 divestment by the insider. MEZGER JEFFREY T sold 121,408 shares at an average price of $41.90 on Nov 11. The insider now owns 1,097,611 shares following the transaction. On Nov 10, EVP and General Counsel Woram Brian J sold 39,370 shares at $41.56 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,636,217.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, KB Home (KBH) has a P/E ratio of about 4.05. The stock’s beta is 1.64. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.39, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.74.

The latest dividend of $0.15 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.15. On Monday October 12 2020, a $0.06 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending February 27 was 0.62, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.62. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 41.50% percent. In the year ended February 27, operating margins totaled 12.20%. Based on annual data, KBH earned $1.26 billion in gross profit and brought in $5.72 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 11.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 20.20%.

In KB Home’s quarter-end financial report for February 27, it reported total debt of $1.93 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. KBH’s revenue rose 18.38% to $1.68 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.4 billion. While analysts expected KB Home to report $1.56 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.47 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -5.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $182.37 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of KB Home were 3.05 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended February 27, and its total debt was $1.96 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $88.62 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at KB Home’s (KBH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 51.63%, the RSI 9-day stood at 23.48% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current KB Home price is down by -8.06% percent or -$2.30. At present, KBH shares trade -18.67% below its 20-day simple moving average and -34.26% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -15.44% below its SMA50 and -39.30% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 10.34% and Stochastic coefficient D was 8.54%, while ATR was 1.53. Given the Stochastic reading of 14.74% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 29.07%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -2.38, while the 14-day reading stands at -4.30.

Analyst Ratings

KB Home downgraded its rating on KB Home (NYSE: KBH) to an Underperform in a note to investors on May 13, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Peer perform rating on the stock.KB Home (KBH) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, KBH is a sell, and 4 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate KB Home stock as buy, with 11 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $39.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $28.00 – $73.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict KB Home (KBH) will achieve an average price target of $42.27.


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