Analyzing Lowe’s Firms (NYSE:LOW) and Builders FirstSource (NASDAQ:BLDR)


Builders FirstSource (NASDAQ:BLDRGet Rating) and Lowe’s Firms (NYSE:LOWGet Rating) are each large-cap retail/wholesale corporations, however which is the superior inventory? We are going to distinction the 2 companies primarily based on the power of their dividends, danger, institutional possession, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst suggestions.

Institutional and Insider Possession

99.4% of Builders FirstSource shares are owned by institutional traders. Comparatively, 75.5% of Lowe’s Firms shares are owned by institutional traders. 1.3% of Builders FirstSource shares are owned by firm insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Lowe’s Firms shares are owned by firm insiders. Sturdy institutional possession is a sign that endowments, massive cash managers and hedge funds consider an organization is poised for long-term development.

Volatility and Danger

Builders FirstSource has a beta of two.13, indicating that its inventory value is 113% extra risky than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lowe’s Firms has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its inventory value is 25% extra risky than the S&P 500.

Analyst Scores

It is a breakdown of present rankings and value targets for Builders FirstSource and Lowe’s Firms, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Promote Scores Maintain Scores Purchase Scores Sturdy Purchase Scores Score Rating
Builders FirstSource 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lowe’s Firms 1 3 15 0 2.74

Lowe’s Firms has a consensus value goal of $246.00, suggesting a possible upside of 33.20%. Given Lowe’s Firms’ increased doable upside, analysts clearly consider Lowe’s Firms is extra favorable than Builders FirstSource.

Profitability

This desk compares Builders FirstSource and Lowe’s Firms’ internet margins, return on fairness and return on belongings.

Web Margins Return on Fairness Return on Belongings
Builders FirstSource 10.24% 47.82% 22.66%
Lowe’s Firms 8.85% -251.50% 17.50%

Earnings and Valuation

This desk compares Builders FirstSource and Lowe’s Firms’ top-line income, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Income Worth/Gross sales Ratio Web Earnings Earnings Per Share Worth/Earnings Ratio
Builders FirstSource $19.89 billion 0.54 $1.73 billion $11.24 5.41
Lowe’s Firms $96.25 billion 1.27 $8.44 billion $12.27 15.05

Lowe’s Firms has increased income and earnings than Builders FirstSource. Builders FirstSource is buying and selling at a decrease price-to-earnings ratio than Lowe’s Firms, indicating that it’s at the moment the extra inexpensive of the 2 shares.

Abstract

Lowe’s Firms beats Builders FirstSource on 7 of the 13 elements in contrast between the 2 shares.

Builders FirstSource Firm Profile (Get Rating)

Builders FirstSource, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, manufactures and provides constructing supplies, manufactured elements, and development providers to skilled homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and customers in america. It affords lumber and lumber sheet items comprising dimensional lumber, plywood, and oriented strand board merchandise which might be utilized in on-site home framing; manufactured merchandise, similar to wooden ground and roof trusses, metal roof trusses, wall panels, stairs, and engineered wooden merchandise; and home windows, and inside and exterior door items, in addition to inside and exterior trims and customized merchandise below the Synboard model identify. The corporate additionally affords gypsum, roofing, and insulation merchandise, together with wallboards, ceilings, joint therapies, and finishes; and siding, steel, and concrete merchandise, similar to vinyl, composite, and wooden siding merchandise, in addition to exterior trims, different exteriors, steel studs, and cement merchandise. As well as, it gives different constructing services, similar to cupboards and {hardware}, in addition to turn-key framing, shell development, design help, {and professional} set up providers. The corporate was previously often known as BSL Holdings, Inc. and altered its identify to Builders FirstSource, Inc. in October 1999. Builders FirstSource, Inc. was based in 1998 and is predicated in Dallas, Texas.

Lowe’s Firms Firm Profile (Get Rating)

Lowe’s Firms, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, operates as a house enchancment retailer in america and internationally. The corporate affords a line of merchandise for development, upkeep, restore, transforming, and adorning. It gives house enchancment merchandise, similar to home equipment, seasonal and outside dwelling, garden and backyard, lumber, kitchens and tub, instruments, paint, millwork, {hardware}, flooring, tough plumbing, constructing supplies, décor, lighting, and electrical. It additionally affords set up providers via impartial contractors in varied product classes; prolonged safety plans; and in-warranty and out-of-warranty restore providers. The corporate sells its nationwide brand-name merchandise and personal model merchandise to owners, renters, {and professional} clients. As of January 28, 2022, it operated 1,971 house enchancment and {hardware} shops. The corporate additionally sells its merchandise via web sites comprising Lowes.com and Lowesforpros.com; and thru cellular functions. Lowe’s Firms, Inc. was based in 1921 and is predicated in Mooresville, North Carolina.



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