Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE: NX) is one of 25 public companies in the “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Quanex Building Products Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Quanex Building Products Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Quanex Building Products Corporation $883.58 million $95.14 million 53.42
Quanex Building Products Corporation Competitors $2.53 billion $322.06 million 27.15

Quanex Building Products Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Quanex Building Products Corporation. Quanex Building Products Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Quanex Building Products Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quanex Building Products Corporation 1.52% 7.87% 3.81%
Quanex Building Products Corporation Competitors -23.91% 870.33% 5.77%

Risk and Volatility

Quanex Building Products Corporation has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quanex Building Products Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.40, meaning that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Quanex Building Products Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Quanex Building Products Corporation pays out 42.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 31.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Quanex Building Products Corporation lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Quanex Building Products Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quanex Building Products Corporation 0 0 2 0 3.00
Quanex Building Products Corporation Competitors 97 538 828 23 2.52

Quanex Building Products Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.23%. As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies have a potential upside of 15.61%. Given Quanex Building Products Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Quanex Building Products Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.8% of Quanex Building Products Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.9% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of Quanex Building Products Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Quanex Building Products Corporation rivals beat Quanex Building Products Corporation on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Quanex Building Products Corporation

Quanex Building Products Corporation manufactures components for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in the building products industry. The Company’s components can be categorized as window and door (fenestration) components, and kitchen and bath cabinet components. The Company operates through three segments: North American Engineered Components (NA Engineered Components), which consists of four operating segments primarily focused on the fenestration market in North America manufacturing vinyl profiles, insulating glass (IG) spacers, screens and other fenestration components; European Engineered Components (EU Engineered Components), which consists of the United Kingdom-based vinyl extrusion business, manufacturing vinyl profiles and conservatories, and the European insulating glass business manufacturing IG spacers, and North American Cabinet Components (NA Cabinet Components), which consists of the North American cabinet door and components business.

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