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Ryland Group Inc. Message Board

  • knvinvest knvinvest Aug 10, 1999 8:55 AM Flag

    Ryland Quality

    I am thinking about buying a Ryland home in Houston. Has anyone out there had good or bad experiences with this builder? I would like to know.


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    • in response to your questions:

      1). jury is
      2). yes

      Would dispute your term "tech crap"
      though. That stuff they're paying 800 P/E for is
      generally good stuff. Only problem is, they are paying 40
      times too much for it.

    • What's going on here ? The stock market has beat
      these housing stocks down to nothing ! There are only
      TWO explanations:
      1. The housing market (and
      economy) is going into a major recession and the market
      anticipates this.
      2. Wall Street is made up of a bunch of
      idiots that would rather pay 800 P/E for some tech crap
      rather than companies that actually make $$.

      for either # 1 or # 2. Is that your final answer??

    • the point of clarification.

    • Be absolutely certain that you ask for the

      manufacturer of and the type of siding on your
      home. Ryland
      is notorious for the use of
      Masonite Hardboard
      Siding in Houston. Please
      to learn about Ryland homes in the Houston area. I
      live in one. I would never buy one again!!

      • 1 Reply to pweintra
      • RYL is one of the homebuilder stocks this bottom
        feeder is looking at. They got above average on the JD
        Power surveys. They are at a nice low P/S and P/E
        ratio. Their debt looks a little higher to me than
        similar ones, although all of these companies seem to
        have similar debt levels.

        Their revenue growth
        is pretty flat, despite that they seem to have a
        good reputation. I guess when you get that big, you
        aren't working in just the high growth areas, you are
        working everywhere.

        Anyway, on the whole RYL looks
        interesting, I will probably buy some, but I think I'll do a
        little more homework first.

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    • We are building a Ryland home in the Dallas area.
      The quality has been good so far. Just an FYI...we
      waited 8 weeks to get drywall. We should be closing in
      the next 4 weeks, but it seems like they are having a
      difficult time getting materials here in our area.

      Good luck!

    • NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Warburg Dillon Read
      analyst John Stanley said on Wednesday that he raised his
      rating on Kaufman & Broad Home Corp. <KBH.N>, the
      nation's largest home builder, to strong buy from buy.

      Stanley also raised his rating on Ryland Group Inc.
      <RYL.N> and Pulte Corp. <PHM.N> to buy from hold.

      Stanley said Kaufman & Broad's stock has underperformed
      the group this year, while earnings prospects have
      improved due to the late 1998 acquisition of Lewis Homes.

      Stanley set a 12-month price target for K&B of $40, based
      on a price/earnings ratio of 11 and projected
      forward earnings of $3.50 per share.

      He said that
      while Ryland has outperformed the sector by 3 percent,
      he projected favorable margin surprises due to
      changes in company management and home designs.

      Pulte has performed in line with the home building
      group, Stanley said, but his estimates have increased
      relatively faster due to favorable margin surprises driven
      by the company's refocusing on costs.

      Stanley downgraded shares of U.S. Home Corp. <UH.N>
      and Crossmann Communities Inc. <CROS.O> to buy
      from strong buy because both builders have
      outperformed the sector.

      09:34 08-11-99