Continental Building Products (NYSE: CBPX) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Continental Building Products to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.0% of Continental Building Products shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.8% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Continental Building Products shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Continental Building Products 0 2 2 0 2.50
Continental Building Products Competitors 59 435 748 15 2.57

Continental Building Products currently has a consensus price target of $27.67, suggesting a potential upside of 3.23%. As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies have a potential upside of 14.45%. Given Continental Building Products’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Continental Building Products has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Continental Building Products has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Continental Building Products’ competitors have a beta of 1.46, suggesting that their average stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Continental Building Products and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Continental Building Products 9.16% 15.45% 7.55%
Continental Building Products Competitors -22.33% 906.93% 5.67%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Continental Building Products and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Continental Building Products $474.02 million $131.29 million 24.59
Continental Building Products Competitors $2.61 billion $332.50 million 27.23

Continental Building Products’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Continental Building Products. Continental Building Products is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Continental Building Products competitors beat Continental Building Products on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Continental Building Products

Continental Building Products, Inc. is a manufacturer of gypsum wallboard and complementary finishing products. The Company operates through wallboard segment. Gypsum wallboard is a primary building material used in residential and commercial construction and in repair and remodel (R&R). It offers customers a range of gypsum wallboard products, including LiftLite, its lightweight product designed to lift and install; its Mold Defense line of products designed for protection against mold and mildew, and its Weather Defense line of moisture and mold-resistant exterior sheathing. The Company also operates a finishing products business that manufactures a line of joint compounds at its plant in Silver Grove (Kentucky) and its joint compound plant in Chambly (Quebec). The Company manufactures gypsum wallboard related products for commercial and residential buildings and houses. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are concentrated in the eastern United States and eastern Canada.

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