Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina (NYSE: LOMA) and U S Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina and U S Concrete, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina 0 4 0 0 2.00
U S Concrete 0 0 3 0 3.00

Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina currently has a consensus price target of $24.50, indicating a potential upside of 14.17%. U S Concrete has a consensus price target of $90.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.29%. Given Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina is more favorable than U S Concrete.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina and U S Concrete’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina $668.49 million N/A $33.25 million N/A N/A
U S Concrete $1.17 billion 1.16 $8.86 million $0.75 108.80

Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina has higher earnings, but lower revenue than U S Concrete.

Profitability

This table compares Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina and U S Concrete’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina N/A N/A N/A
U S Concrete 0.99% 22.33% 4.31%

Summary

U S Concrete beats Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina Company Profile

Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina SA is an Argentina-based company engaged in the cement and concrete segment. The Company focuses on the manufacture and commercialization of cement and related products, such as lime, masonry cement, as well as concrete and aggregates. The Company offers Portland cement, lime and masonry cement packed in bags. Its products are mainly distributed to professionals in the construction and engineering sector. The Company is controlled by Intercement Brasil SA.

U S Concrete Company Profile

U.S. Concrete, Inc. is a producer of ready-mixed concrete in select geographic markets in the United States. The Company conducts its operations through two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products. The ready-mixed concrete segment engages principally in the formulation, production and delivery of ready-mixed concrete to its customers’ job sites. The aggregate products segment produces crushed stone, sand and gravel. The Company’ other products include its building materials stores, hauling operations, aggregates distribution terminals, lime slurry, brokered product sales, a recycled aggregates operation, and concrete blocks. The Company also offers the ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete technology. As of April 10, 2017, the Company operated 155 standard ready-mixed concrete plants, 16 volumetric ready-mixed concrete plants, 17 producing aggregates facilities, three aggregates distribution terminals, two lime slurry facilities, and one recycled aggregates facility.

Receive News & Ratings for Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina S.A. Sponsored ADR Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina S.A. Sponsored ADR and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.