Texas Industries (TXI) & Forterra (FRTA) Head-To-Head Survey

Texas Industries (NYSE: TXI) and Forterra (NASDAQ:FRTA) are both companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Texas Industries and Forterra, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Texas Industries 0 1 0 0 2.00
Forterra 0 4 2 0 2.33

Texas Industries currently has a consensus target price of $82.00, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Forterra has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 23.71%. Given Texas Industries’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Texas Industries is more favorable than Forterra.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Texas Industries and Forterra’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Texas Industries N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Forterra $1.36 billion 0.46 -$7.60 million ($1.69) -5.74

Texas Industries has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Forterra.

Profitability

This table compares Texas Industries and Forterra’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Texas Industries N/A N/A N/A
Forterra -5.97% -69.57% -4.00%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.7% of Forterra shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Forterra shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Forterra beats Texas Industries on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Texas Industries Company Profile

Texas Industries, Inc. is a supplier of construction materials in the southwestern United States. The Company operates in three segments: cement, aggregates and consumer products. Its cement segment produces gray portland cement and specialty cements. The Company’s cement production and distribution facilities are concentrated primarily in Texas and California. Its aggregates segment produces natural aggregates, including sand, gravel and crushed limestone. The Company’s consumer products segment produces ready-mix concrete. It is also a supplier of natural aggregates and ready-mix concrete in Texas and northern Louisiana and in Oklahoma and Arkansas. As of May 31, 2013, the Company had 123 manufacturing facilities in five states. During the fiscal year ended May 31, 2013 (fiscal 2013), it produced approximately 4.3 million tons of finished cement. The Company produced approximately 14.2 million tons of natural aggregates during fiscal 2013.

Forterra Company Profile

Forterra, Inc. is a manufacturer of pipe and precast products. The Company offers products for a range of water-related infrastructure applications, including water transmission, distribution and drainage. The Company operates approximately 95 facilities. Its products are available in the United States and Eastern Canada.

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