Shares of Skyline (
SKY Quick Quote SKY - Free Report) have been strong performers lately, with the stock up 20.9% over the past month. The stock hit a new 52-week high of $74.47 in the previous session. Skyline has gained 138.4% since the start of the year compared to the 24.8% move for the Zacks Construction sector and the 40.7% return for the Zacks Building Products - Mobile Homes and RV Builders industry. What's Driving the Outperformance?
The stock has an impressive record of positive earnings surprises, as it hasn't missed our earnings consensus estimate in any of the last four quarters. In its last earnings report on November 2, 2021, Skyline reported EPS of $0.89 versus consensus estimate of $0.62.
For the current fiscal year, Skyline is expected to post earnings of $3.32 per share on $2.1 billion in revenues. This represents a 116.99% change in EPS on a 47.54% change in revenues. For the next fiscal year, the company is expected to earn $3.69 per share on $2.34 billion in revenues. This represents a year-over-year change of 11.45% and 11.86%, respectively.
Skyline may be at a 52-week high right now, but what might the future hold for the stock? A key aspect of this question is taking a look at valuation metrics in order to determine if the company is due for a pullback from this level.
On this front, we can look at the Zacks Style Scores, as these give investors a variety of ways to comb through stocks (beyond looking at the Zacks Rank of a security). These styles are represented by grades running from A to F in the categories of Value, Growth, and Momentum, while there is a combined VGM Score as well. Investors should consider the style scores a valuable tool that can help you to pick the most appropriate Zacks Rank stocks based on their individual investment style.
Skyline has a Value Score of D. The stock's Growth and Momentum Scores are A and A, respectively, giving the company a VGM Score of B.
In terms of its value breakdown, the stock currently trades at 22.3X current fiscal year EPS estimates. On a trailing cash flow basis, the stock currently trades at 40.1X versus its peer group's average of 10.5X. This isn't enough to put the company in the top echelon of all stocks we cover from a value perspective.
We also need to look at the Zacks Rank for the stock, as this supersedes any trend on the style score front. Fortunately, Skyline currently has a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) thanks to rising earnings estimates.
Since we recommend that investors select stocks carrying Zacks Rank of 1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy) and Style Scores of A or B, it looks as if Skyline fits the bill. Thus, it seems as though Skyline shares could have a bit more room to run in the near term.
How Does Skyline Stack Up to the Competition?
Shares of Skyline have been moving higher, and the company still appears to be a decent choice, but what about the rest of the industry? Some of its industry peers are also looking good, including Winnebago Industries (
WGO Quick Quote WGO - Free Report) , Patrick Industries ( PATK Quick Quote PATK - Free Report) , and Thor Industries ( THO Quick Quote THO - Free Report) , all of which currently have a Zacks Rank of at least #2 and a VGM Score of at least B, making them well-rounded choices.
The Zacks Industry Rank is in the top 3% of all the industries we have in our universe, so it looks like there are some nice tailwinds for Skyline, even beyond its own solid fundamental situation.