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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
HOV's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. HOV: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HOV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.12
0
0.37
Equity to Asset -0.06
HOV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. HOV: -0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HOV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.34  Med: 0.30 Max: 0.42
Current: -0.06
-0.34
0.42
Interest Coverage 1.53
HOV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 53.13 vs. HOV: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HOV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 2.74 Max: 154.23
Current: 1.53
0.25
154.23
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.13
M-Score: -0.69
WACC vs ROIC
37.24%
41.92%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.84
HOV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. HOV: 4.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HOV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -57.51  Med: 7.10 Max: 14.6
Current: 4.84
-57.51
14.6
Net-margin (%) 14.12
HOV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. HOV: 14.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HOV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -44.9  Med: 2.29 Max: 14.89
Current: 14.12
-44.9
14.89
ROA (%) 13.89
HOV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. HOV: 13.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HOV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.5  Med: 2.93 Max: 15.17
Current: 13.89
-27.5
15.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.00
HOV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. HOV: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HOV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -40.03  Med: 15.39 Max: 38.52
Current: 9
-40.03
38.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.00
HOV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. HOV: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HOV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.1  Med: 7.80 Max: 27.2
Current: 4
-40.1
27.2
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

HOV Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Chuck Royce 447,901 sh (-76.88%)
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Q4 2014

HOV Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 1,305,731 sh (New)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q1 2015

HOV Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 443,200 sh (-66.06%)
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Q2 2015

HOV Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons Sold Out
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
HOVNP4.5428.53ADR

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 1.28
HOV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. HOV: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HOV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.07  Med: 7.67 Max: 336.92
Current: 1.28
1.07
336.92
Forward P/E 4.53
HOV's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.14 vs. HOV: 4.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 1.30
HOV's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
98% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. HOV: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HOV' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 7.67 Max: 438
Current: 1.3
1.06
438
P/S 0.14
HOV's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. HOV: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HOV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.14
0.02
0.95
EV-to-EBIT 24.86
HOV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
73% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 13.17 vs. HOV: 24.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HOV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -56.9  Med: 5.85 Max: 531.8
Current: 24.86
-56.9
531.8
Current Ratio 2.92
HOV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. HOV: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HOV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.48  Med: 4.10 Max: 10.14
Current: 2.92
1.48
10.14
Quick Ratio 0.46
HOV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. HOV: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HOV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.70 Max: 2.55
Current: 0.46
0.2
2.55
Days Inventory 286.40
HOV's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
90% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 78.11 vs. HOV: 286.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HOV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 169.98  Med: 250.79 Max: 323.41
Current: 286.4
169.98
323.41

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.51
HOV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. HOV: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HOV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.88 Max: 3.44
Current: 0.51
0.18
3.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.01
HOV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. HOV: 4.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HOV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 5.00 Max: 18.2
Current: 4.01
0.2
18.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -277.27
HOV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. HOV: -277.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
HOV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -379  Med: -2.40 Max: 125.1
Current: -277.27
-379
125.1

Analyst Estimate

Oct15 Oct16 Oct17
Revenue(Mil) 2,283 2,648 3,089
EPS($) -0.07 0.39 0.70
EPS without NRI($) -0.07 0.39 0.70

Business Description

Industry: Homebuilding & Construction » Residential Construction
Compare:MDC, TOL, DWAHY, DITFY, MTH » details
Traded in other countries:HOVNP.USA, HOVVB.USA, HO3.Germany,
Hovnanian Enterprises Inc was incorporated in New Jersey in 1967 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1983. The Company designs, constructs, markets and sells single-family detached homes, attached townhomes and condominiums, mid-rise and high-rise condominiums, urban infill and active adult homes in planned residential developments. The Company consists of two distinct operations: homebuilding and financial services. Its homebuilding operations consist of six segments namely Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest and West. Its financial services operations provide mortgage loans and title services to the customers of its homebuilding operations. It offers products array to provide housing to various customers. Its customers consist of first-time buyers, first-time and second-time move-up buyers, luxury buyers, active adult buyers and empty nesters. Its diverse product array includes single-family detached homes, attached townhomes and condominiums, mid-rise and high-rise condominiums, urban infill and active adult homes. The Company's residential communities are generally located in suburban areas easily accessible through public and personal transportation. Its communities are designed as neighborhoods that fit existing land characteristics. Recreational amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, clubhouses, open areas and tot lots are frequently included. It designs and supervises the development and building of its communities. Its homes are constructed according to standardized prototypes, which are designed and engineered to provide innovative product design while attempting to minimize costs of construction. The Company's financial services segment provides its customers with competitive financing and coordinates and expedites the loan origination transaction through the steps of loan application, loan approval, and closing and title services. The Company is subject to various local, state and federal statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations concerning zoning, building design, construction and similar matters, including local regulations which impose restrictive zoning and density requirements in order to limit the number of homes that can eventually be built within the boundaries of a particular locality. The Company is subject to a variety of local, state, federal, and foreign laws and regulations concerning protection of health and the environment.
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