Builders FirstSource (NASDAQ:BLDR) & Lowe’s Firms (NYSE:LOW) Monetary Evaluation

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


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

Web Margins Return on Fairness Return on Property
Builders FirstSource 8.67% 39.10% 19.57%
Lowe’s Firms 8.77% -551.52% 17.35%

Insider and Institutional Possession

97.2% of Builders FirstSource shares are owned by institutional traders. Comparatively, 73.2% 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. Robust institutional possession is a sign that hedge funds, giant cash managers and endowments consider an organization is poised for long-term development.

Volatility and Threat

Builders FirstSource has a beta of two.24, which means that its share worth is 124% extra risky than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lowe’s Firms has a beta of 1.32, which means that its share worth is 32% extra risky than the S&P 500.

Analyst Suggestions

This can be a breakdown of present rankings for Builders FirstSource and Lowe’s Firms, as supplied by MarketBeat.

Promote Rankings Maintain Rankings Purchase Rankings Robust Purchase Rankings Score Rating
Builders FirstSource 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lowe’s Firms 0 2 18 0 2.90

Lowe’s Firms has a consensus goal worth of $263.74, suggesting a possible upside of 31.62%. Given Lowe’s Firms’ greater potential upside, analysts plainly consider Lowe’s Firms is extra favorable than Builders FirstSource.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Income Worth/Gross sales Ratio Web Revenue Earnings Per Share Worth/Earnings Ratio
Builders FirstSource $19.89 billion 0.59 $1.73 billion $8.51 7.74
Lowe’s Firms $96.25 billion 1.38 $8.44 billion $11.97 16.74

Lowe’s Firms has greater 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.


Lowe’s Firms beats Builders FirstSource on 8 of the 13 components in contrast between the 2 shares.

About Builders FirstSource (Get Rating)

Builders FirstSource, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, manufactures and provides constructing supplies, manufactured elements, and building companies to skilled homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and shoppers in the US. It affords lumber and lumber sheet items comprising dimensional lumber, plywood, and oriented strand board merchandise which are utilized in on-site home framing; manufactured merchandise, akin to wooden flooring and roof trusses, metal roof trusses, wall panels, stairs, and engineered wooden merchandise; and home windows, and inside and exterior door models, in addition to inside and exterior trims and customized merchandise beneath the Synboard model title. The corporate additionally affords gypsum, roofing, and insulation merchandise, together with wallboards, ceilings, joint therapies, and finishes; and siding, steel, and concrete merchandise, akin to vinyl, composite, and wooden siding merchandise, in addition to exterior trims, different exteriors, steel studs, and cement merchandise. As well as, it offers different constructing services, akin to cupboards and {hardware}, in addition to turn-key framing, shell building, design help, {and professional} set up companies. The corporate was previously referred to as BSL Holdings, Inc. and adjusted its title to Builders FirstSource, Inc. in October 1999. Builders FirstSource, Inc. was based in 1998 and relies in Dallas, Texas.

About Lowe’s Firms (Get Rating)

Lowe’s Firms, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, operates as a house enchancment retailer in the US and internationally. The corporate affords a line of merchandise for building, upkeep, restore, transforming, and adorning. It offers dwelling enchancment merchandise in varied classes, akin to home equipment, décor, paint, {hardware}, millwork, garden and backyard, lighting, lumber and constructing supplies, flooring, kitchens and bathtub, tough plumbing and electrical, seasonal and outside dwelling, and instruments. It additionally affords set up companies by unbiased contractors in varied product classes; prolonged safety plans; and in-warranty and out-of-warranty restore companies. The corporate sells its nationwide brand-name merchandise and personal branded merchandise to owners, renters, {and professional} prospects. As of January 29, 2021, it operated 1,974 dwelling enchancment and {hardware} shops. The corporate additionally sells its merchandise by web sites comprising and; and thru cellular functions. Lowe’s Firms, Inc. was based in 1921 and relies in Mooresville, North Carolina.

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