Reviewing Headwaters (HW) and The Competition
Headwaters (NYSE: HW) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Headwaters to related businesses based off the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Headwaters and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Headwaters Competitors||$2.53 billion||$322.23 million||27.02|
Headwaters’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Headwaters. Headwaters is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Volatility & Risk
Headwaters has a beta of 1.7, suggesting that its share price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Headwaters’ competitors have a beta of 1.40, suggesting that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Headwaters and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
86.8% of Headwaters shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.9% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Headwaters shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Headwaters and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Headwaters presently has a consensus price target of $23.44, suggesting a potential downside of 3.31%. All “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies have a potential upside of 16.60%. Given Headwaters’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Headwaters has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Headwaters competitors beat Headwaters on 8 of the 11 factors compared.
Headwaters Company Profile
Headwaters Incorporated is a building materials company operating in the building products and construction materials sectors. The Company sells building products, such as manufactured architectural stone, siding accessory products, roof products and concrete block. The Company’s operating segments include building products, construction materials and energy technology. It also markets coal combustion products (CCPs), including fly ash, which is used as a partial replacement for Portland cement in concrete. The Building Products segment is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing of siding accessories used in residential repair and remodeling, and new residential construction applications. The Materials segment markets fly ash in the construction materials sector. The Energy Technology segment is involved in heavy oil upgrading processes through the sale of its HCAT catalyst material. It sells catalytic materials to certain refineries engaged in heavy oil upgrading.
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