Reviewing Foundation Building Materials (FBM) and Its Competitors
Foundation Building Materials (NYSE: FBM) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Foundation Building Materials to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Foundation Building Materials and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Foundation Building Materials||-0.11%||-2.98%||-0.68%|
|Foundation Building Materials Competitors||-25.42%||-335.37%||4.98%|
This table compares Foundation Building Materials and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Foundation Building Materials||$1.39 billion||-$28.37 million||-127.17|
|Foundation Building Materials Competitors||$3.79 billion||$240.65 million||387.82|
Foundation Building Materials’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Foundation Building Materials. Foundation Building Materials is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
95.0% of Foundation Building Materials shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.7% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are held by company 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 recent ratings and recommmendations for Foundation Building Materials and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|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||466||779||15||2.57|
Foundation Building Materials presently has a consensus price target of $18.43, suggesting a potential upside of 20.76%. As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies have a potential upside of 14.10%. Given Foundation Building Materials’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Foundation Building Materials is more favorable than its peers.
Foundation Building Materials beats its peers on 6 of the 11 factors compared.
Foundation Building Materials Company Profile
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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