Foundation Building Materials (NYSE: FBM) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Foundation Building Materials to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Foundation Building Materials and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Foundation Building Materials 0 2 7 0 2.78
Foundation Building Materials Competitors 62 455 770 15 2.57

Foundation Building Materials currently has a consensus price target of $18.29, indicating a potential upside of 34.06%. As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies have a potential upside of 15.09%. Given Foundation Building Materials’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Foundation Building Materials is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Foundation Building Materials and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Foundation Building Materials $1.39 billion -$28.37 million -113.67
Foundation Building Materials Competitors $3.83 billion $241.91 million 379.95

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.4% of Foundation Building Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.3% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are owned 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Foundation Building Materials -0.11% -2.97% -0.69%
Foundation Building Materials Competitors -24.00% -319.24% 5.01%

Summary

Foundation Building Materials beats its rivals on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

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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