Reviewing Cemex SAB de CV (CX) & Texas Industries (TXI)

Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE: CX) and Texas Industries (NYSE:TXI) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Cemex SAB de CV and Texas Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cemex SAB de CV 0 3 4 1 2.75
Texas Industries 0 1 0 0 2.00

Cemex SAB de CV currently has a consensus price target of $10.46, suggesting a potential upside of 43.52%. Texas Industries has a consensus price target of $82.00, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. Given Texas Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Texas Industries is more favorable than Cemex SAB de CV.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cemex SAB de CV and Texas Industries’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cemex SAB de CV $13.40 billion 0.79 $752.16 million $0.76 9.53
Texas Industries N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cemex SAB de CV has higher revenue and earnings than Texas Industries.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

40.4% of Cemex SAB de CV shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Cemex SAB de CV shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Cemex SAB de CV and Texas Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cemex SAB de CV 8.38% 8.71% 3.10%
Texas Industries N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Cemex SAB de CV beats Texas Industries on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cemex SAB de CV Company Profile

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CEMEX) is an operating and holding company engaged, directly or indirectly, through its operating subsidiaries, primarily in the production, distribution, marketing and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, clinker and other construction materials throughout the world, and that provides construction-related services to customers and communities in over 50 countries throughout the world. The Company operates in various locations, including Mexico, the United States, Europe, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Its cement production facilities are located in Mexico, the United States, Spain, Egypt, Germany, Colombia, the Philippines, Poland, the Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom, Panama, Latvia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The Company is a supplier of aggregates, primarily the crushed stone, sand and gravel, used in various forms of construction.

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.

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