Comfort Systems USA, Inc. provides mechanical and electrical installation, renovation, maintenance, repair, and replacement services for the mechanical and electrical services industry in the United States.
Good value with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Comfort Systems USA's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FIX's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FIX underperformed the US Construction industry which returned -5.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FIX underperformed the US Market which returned 9.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Comfort Systems USA's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Comfort Systems USA undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: FIX ($37) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($55.85)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FIX is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FIX is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.1x) compared to the Construction industry average (14x).
PE vs Market: FIX is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.1x) compared to the US market (15.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FIX's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FIX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the US Construction industry average (1.4x).
How is Comfort Systems USA forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FIX's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-28.8% per year).
Earnings vs Market: FIX's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-28.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FIX's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: FIX's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FIX's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if FIX's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Comfort Systems USA performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FIX has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: FIX's current net profit margins (4%) are lower than last year (5.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FIX's earnings have grown significantly by 22.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FIX's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: FIX had negative earnings growth (-3.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Construction industry average (15.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FIX's Return on Equity (18.9%) is considered low.
How is Comfort Systems USA's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FIX's short term assets ($878.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($599.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: FIX's short term assets ($878.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($425.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FIX's debt to equity ratio (56.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: FIX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 11.2% to 56.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FIX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (48.8%).
Interest Coverage: FIX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (14.8x coverage).
What is Comfort Systems USA's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: FIX's dividend (1.14%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.69%).
High Dividend: FIX's dividend (1.14%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.52%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: FIX's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: FIX's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (13.3%), FIX's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brian Lane (62yo)
Mr. Brian E. Lane has been the Chief Executive Officer of Comfort Systems USA Inc. since December 2011 and has been its President since March 30, 2010. Mr. Lane served as the Chief Operating Officer and Ex ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($USD3.42M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.78M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brian's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, President & Director||8.5yrs||US$3.42m||0.58% $7.8m|
|Executive VP||15.08yrs||US$1.69m||0.16% $2.2m|
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||15.08yrs||US$747.18k||0.077% $1.0m|
|VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary||1.42yrs||US$482.44k||0.013% $178.3k|
|Senior Vice President of Service||1.42yrs||US$630.16k||0.00082% $11.0k|
|VP & Chief Information Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President - Region 4||17.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Region 5||16.42yrs||US$1.27m||no data|
|Senior VP & VP - Region 4||6.83yrs||US$1.14m||0.095% $1.3m|
|Senior Vice President of Region 2||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: FIX's management team is seasoned and experienced (11.7 years average tenure).
|CEO, President & Director||8.5yrs||US$3.42m||0.58% $7.8m|
|Independent Director||17.58yrs||US$219.97k||0.24% $3.3m|
|Independent Chairman||6.08yrs||US$279.97k||0.74% $10.0m|
|Independent Director||19.33yrs||US$219.97k||0.19% $2.5m|
|Independent Director||12.25yrs||US$219.97k||0.15% $2.0m|
|Independent Director||12.25yrs||US$239.97k||0.11% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||7.5yrs||US$239.97k||0.098% $1.3m|
|Independent Director||2.17yrs||US$219.97k||0.059% $795.7k|
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$219.97k||0.029% $394.7k|
|Independent Director||7.5yrs||US$249.97k||0.11% $1.4m|
Experienced Board: FIX's board of directors are considered experienced (8.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: FIX insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Comfort Systems USA, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Comfort Systems USA, Inc.
- Ticker: FIX
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1917
- Industry: Construction and Engineering
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$1.347b
- Shares outstanding: 36.39m
- Website: https://www.comfortsystemsusa.com
Number of Employees
- Comfort Systems USA, Inc.
- 675 Bering Drive
- Suite 400
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|FIX||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1997|
|9CF||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1997|
Comfort Systems USA, Inc. provides mechanical and electrical installation, renovation, maintenance, repair, and replacement services for the mechanical and electrical services industry in the United States. It is involved in the design, engineering, integration, installation, and start-up of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems; and maintenance, repair, replacement, renovation, expansion, reconfiguration, and monitoring of mechanical systems, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as plumbing, piping and controls, off-site construction, electrical, monitoring, and fire protection. The company provides its services for office buildings, retail centers, apartment complexes, and manufacturing plants; and healthcare, education, and government facilities. It serves building owners and developers, general contractors, architects, consulting engineers, and property managers in the commercial, industrial, and institutional MEP markets. Comfort Systems USA, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/01 02:22|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/05/29 00:00|
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