Analyzing PGT (PGTI) and JELD-WEN (JELD)

PGT (NYSE: PGTI) and JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD) are both construction companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PGT and JELD-WEN’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PGT $458.55 million 1.75 $23.74 million $0.46 35.22
JELD-WEN $3.67 billion 1.24 $357.51 million ($2.21) -17.51

JELD-WEN has higher revenue and earnings than PGT. JELD-WEN is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PGT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares PGT and JELD-WEN’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PGT 4.87% 19.02% 6.02%
JELD-WEN 9.12% 58.83% 13.09%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.4% of PGT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.8% of JELD-WEN shares are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of PGT shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for PGT and JELD-WEN, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PGT 0 2 5 0 2.71
JELD-WEN 0 4 10 0 2.71

PGT currently has a consensus target price of $16.67, suggesting a potential upside of 2.88%. JELD-WEN has a consensus target price of $37.07, suggesting a potential downside of 4.21%. Given PGT’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe PGT is more favorable than JELD-WEN.


JELD-WEN beats PGT on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PGT

PGT Innovations, Inc., formerly PGT, Inc., is a manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors. The Company’s brands include CGI, PGT Windows + Doors and WinDoor. CGI serves residential and commercial markets in both new and existing construction. CGI manufacturing and delivery facilities are based in Miami, Florida. PGT Custom Windows + Doors is a manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant glass products. The Company’s manufacturing, glass plant, and delivery facilities are located in North Venice, Florida. WinDoor serves five-star resorts, luxury high-rise condominiums and mansions along the United States coastline. WinDoor’s aluminum and vinyl products come in an array of expansive sizes, custom colors, and configurations. WinDoor manufacturing and delivery facilities are based in Orlando, Florida.


JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. is a door and window manufacturer. The Company designs, produces and distributes a range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminum windows, and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodeling, of residential homes, and to an extent, non-residential buildings. It operates in three segments: North America, Europe and Australasia. It markets its products under the JELD-WEN brand, along with various regional brands, such as Swedoor and DANA in Europe and Corinthian, Stegbar and Trend in Australia. It operates over 110 manufacturing facilities in approximately 20 countries, located primarily in North America, Europe and Australia. It provides a portfolio of interior and exterior doors, windows, and related products, manufactured from a range of wood, metal, and composite materials. It manufactures wood, vinyl and aluminum windows in North America, wood and aluminum windows in Australia, and wood windows in the United Kingdom.

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