Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) and Foundation Building Materials (NYSE:FBM) are both construction companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, dividends and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Masco Corporation and Foundation Building Materials’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Masco Corporation $7.41 billion 1.65 $1.20 billion $1.58 24.42
Foundation Building Materials $1.63 billion 0.37 $85.87 million N/A N/A

Masco Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Foundation Building Materials.


This table compares Masco Corporation and Foundation Building Materials’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Masco Corporation 7.04% 19,054.54% 9.99%
Foundation Building Materials N/A N/A N/A


Masco Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Foundation Building Materials does not pay a dividend. Masco Corporation pays out 25.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Masco Corporation has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.4% of Masco Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.9% of Foundation Building Materials shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Masco Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Masco Corporation and Foundation Building Materials, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Masco Corporation 0 2 16 0 2.89
Foundation Building Materials 0 2 7 0 2.78

Masco Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $39.63, suggesting a potential upside of 2.68%. Foundation Building Materials has a consensus target price of $19.86, suggesting a potential upside of 41.84%. Given Foundation Building Materials’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Foundation Building Materials is more favorable than Masco Corporation.


Masco Corporation beats Foundation Building Materials on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Masco Corporation

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes branded home improvement and building products. The Company operates through four business segments: Plumbing Products, Decorative Architectural Products, Cabinetry Products, and Windows and Other Specialty Products. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes BEHR paint; DELTA and HANSGROHE faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KRAFTMAID and MERILLAT cabinets; MILGARD windows and doors, and HOT SPRING spas. The Company’s plumbing products include faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures and toilets and are sold to home center retailers and to wholesalers and distributors. It also produces architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paints, stains and waterproofing products. In North America, it manufactures and sells value-priced, stock and semi-custom assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office and home entertainment applications.

About Foundation Building Materials

Foundation Building Materials, Inc. is a specialty distributor of wallboard and suspended ceiling systems in the United States and Canada. The Company’s segments include Specialty Building Products and Mechanical Insulation. The Company fabricates and distributes its products for specialty contractors seeking to improve or maintain energy efficiency in a range of commercial and industrial buildings. It serves markets across the United States and in Canada. Specialty building products segment distributes wallboard and accessories, metal framing, suspended ceiling systems and other products. Other products include stucco and Exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS), as well as offerings, such as tools, safety accessories and fasteners. Its Mechanical insulation segment includes insulation solutions for pipes and mechanical systems and the primary end markets served are new non-residential construction, non- residential repair and remodel construction and industrial markets.

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