Reviewing Texas Industries (TXI) and Forterra (FRTA)

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

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 company is poised for long-term growth.


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%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Texas Industries and Forterra’s revenue, earnings per share 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 0.40 -$7.60 million N/A N/A

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Texas Industries and Forterra, as provided by

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 presently has a consensus price target of $82.00, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. Forterra has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 40.52%. Given Texas Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Texas Industries is more favorable than Forterra.


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

About Texas Industries

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.

About Forterra

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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