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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.26
RYL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. RYL: 0.26 )
RYL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 3.09
Current: 0.26

0.03
3.09
Equity to Asset 0.34
RYL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. RYL: 0.34 )
RYL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.34

0.18
0.45
Interest Coverage 24.19
RYL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 27.44 vs. RYL: 24.19 )
RYL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 989.25
Current: 24.19

1.54
989.25
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 2.95
M-Score: -1.73
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.87
RYL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. RYL: 9.87 )
RYL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.34   Max: 15.15
Current: 9.87

-21.34
15.15
Net-margin (%) 7.22
RYL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. RYL: 7.22 )
RYL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -20.07   Max: 17.71
Current: 7.22

-20.07
17.71
ROE (%) 18.82
RYL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. RYL: 18.82 )
RYL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -42.87   Max: 53.71
Current: 18.82

-42.87
53.71
ROA (%) 6.31
RYL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. RYL: 6.31 )
RYL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.01   Max: 16.09
Current: 6.31

-18.01
16.09
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.90
RYL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.05 vs. RYL: 15.90 )
RYL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -38.82   Max: 47.03
Current: 15.9

-38.82
47.03
Revenue Growth (%) 16.40
RYL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. RYL: 16.40 )
RYL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.2   Max: 23.7
Current: 16.4

-34.2
23.7
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

RYL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Dreman 992 sh (New)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,622,602 sh (-2.14%)
Steven Cohen 81,826 sh (-10.52%)
Mario Gabelli 6,000 sh (-25%)
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Q1 2014

RYL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 12,000 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 250,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,400 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,011 sh (+1.92%)
Mario Gabelli 6,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 2,569,692 sh (-2.02%)
Steven Cohen 10,000 sh (-87.78%)
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Q2 2014

RYL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Tepper 1,083,471 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,427 sh (+41.15%)
Mario Gabelli 6,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 92,900 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,358,704 sh (-8.21%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,100 sh (-20.18%)
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Q3 2014

RYL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ken Heebner 340,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,735 sh (+21.58%)
David Tepper 1,083,471 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,328,069 sh (-1.3%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RYL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ken Heebner 2014-09-30 New Buy0.32%$32.42 - $39.57 $ 38.817%340000
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Sold Out $32.42 - $39.57 $ 38.817%0
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Add 21.58%$32.42 - $39.57 $ 38.817%1735
David Tepper 2014-06-30 New Buy0.6%$36.26 - $41.43 $ 38.811%1083471
Ken Heebner 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.27%$36.26 - $41.43 $ 38.811%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Add 41.15%$36.26 - $41.43 $ 38.811%1427
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out $36.26 - $41.43 $ 38.811%0
Ken Heebner 2014-03-31 New Buy0.27%$38.59 - $46.59 $ 38.81-9%250000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 New Buy$38.59 - $46.59 $ 38.81-9%12000
Ken Heebner 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.35%$36.34 - $44.56 $ 38.81-2%0
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.24%$36.34 - $44.56 $ 38.81-2%0
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy$36.34 - $44.56 $ 38.81-2%992
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Reduce -25%$36.34 - $44.56 $ 38.81-2%6000
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.60
RYL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. RYL: 12.60 )
RYL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.81   Max: 127.43
Current: 12.6

3.81
127.43
P/B 1.78
RYL's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. RYL: 1.78 )
RYL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 4.23
Current: 1.78

0.62
4.23
P/S 0.92
RYL's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. RYL: 0.92 )
RYL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.86
Current: 0.92

0.21
1.86
EV-to-EBIT 12.00
RYL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 22.88 vs. RYL: 12.00 )
RYL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1243   Max: 101
Current: 12

-1243
101
Shiller P/E 598.81
RYL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RYL: 598.81 )
RYL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.07   Max: 646.83
Current: 598.81

4.07
646.83
Current Ratio 4.92
RYL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. RYL: 4.92 )
RYL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 7.57
Current: 4.92

1.22
7.57
Quick Ratio 0.97
RYL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. RYL: 0.97 )
RYL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 3.67
Current: 0.97

0.05
3.67

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.31
RYL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
90% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. RYL: 0.31 )
RYL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 4.2
Current: 0.31

0.09
4.2
Dividend Payout 0.04
RYL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RYL: 0.04 )
RYL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 12.67
Current: 0.04

0.01
12.67
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.30
RYL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
88% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. RYL: 0.30 )
RYL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 4.2
Current: 0.3

0.09
4.2
Share Buyback Rate -8.50
RYL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. RYL: -8.50 )
RYL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.8   Max: -8.5
Current: -8.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.79
RYL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. RYL: 1.79 )
RYL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.59
Current: 1.79

0.63
3.59
Price/Median PS Value 1.34
RYL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. RYL: 1.34 )
RYL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.25
Current: 1.34

0.18
2.25
Price/Graham Number 0.89
RYL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. RYL: 0.89 )
RYL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.69
Current: 0.89

0.34
3.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.30
RYL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. RYL: 8.30 )
RYL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 26.6
Current: 8.3

1
26.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.31
RYL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
55% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. RYL: -3.31 )
RYL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 48.1
Current: -3.31

-4.9
48.1

Business Description

Industry: Homebuilding & Construction » Residential Construction
Compare:MDC, TOL, DWAHY, DITFY, MTH » details
Traded in other countries:RYG.Germany
Ryland Group Inc is a Maryland corporation, which was founded in 1967. It is a homebuilder and a mortgage-finance company. The Company consists of six operating business segments namely four geographically determined homebuilding regions; financial services; and corporate. The Company's homebuilding operations consist of four regional reporting segments namely North, Southeast, Texas and West. The homebuilding segments specialize in the sale and construction of single-family attached and detached housing. Its operations in each of its homebuilding markets might differ due to a number of market-specific factors. These factors include regional economic conditions and job growth; land availability and local land development; consumer preferences; competition from other homebuilders; and home resale activity. The Company's financial services segment includes RMC, RH Insurance Company, Inc. or RHIC, LPS Holdings Corporation and its subsidiaries and Columbia National Risk Retention Group, Inc. or CNRRG. Corporate is a non-operating business segment whose purpose is to support operations. Corporate is responsible for establishing operational policies and internal control standards; implementing strategic initiatives; and monitoring compliance with policies and controls throughout the Company's operations. Corporate acts as an internal source of capital and provides financial, human resource, information technology, insurance, legal, marketing, national purchasing and tax compliance services. In addition, it performs administrative functions associated with a publicly traded entity. Ryland Insurance Services or RIS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMC, provides insurance services to the Company's homebuyers. As single-family on-site homebuilders in the United States, it operates in 17 states. The Company's homebuilding segments are subject to a number of local, state and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations concerning zoning, building design, construction, stormwater permitting and discharge and similar matters, as well as open space, wetlands and environmentally protected areas.
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Ryland Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2008 Jan 28 2009 
The Ryland Group Declares a Reduced Fourth-Quarter Dividend Dec 11 2008 


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