Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina (NYSE: LOMA) and Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina and Eagle Materials’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina||$668.49 million||3.96||$33.25 million||N/A||N/A|
|Eagle Materials||$1.21 billion||4.41||$198.21 million||$4.35||25.23|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
91.5% of Eagle Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of Eagle Materials shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina and Eagle Materials, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina||0||4||0||0||2.00|
Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina currently has a consensus target price of $24.50, indicating a potential upside of 10.46%. Eagle Materials has a consensus target price of $122.50, indicating a potential upside of 11.61%. Given Eagle Materials’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Eagle Materials is more favorable than Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina.
This table compares Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina and Eagle Materials’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Eagle Materials pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina does not pay a dividend. Eagle Materials pays out 9.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Eagle Materials beats Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina
Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina SA is an Argentina-based company engaged in the cement and concrete segment. The Company focuses on the manufacture and commercialization of cement and related products, such as lime, masonry cement, as well as concrete and aggregates. The Company offers Portland cement, lime and masonry cement packed in bags. Its products are mainly distributed to professionals in the construction and engineering sector. The Company is controlled by Intercement Brasil SA.
About Eagle Materials
Eagle Materials Inc. is a supplier of construction products, building materials and materials used for oil and natural gas extraction. The Company operates through five segments: Cement, Concrete and Aggregates, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, and Oil and Gas Proppants. The Company’s construction products are used in residential, industrial, commercial and infrastructure construction, and include cement, slag, concrete and aggregates. Its building materials include gypsum wallboard. Its basic material used for oil and natural gas extraction include frac sand and oil well cement. It sells cement in over six regional markets, including northern Nevada and California, the greater Chicago area, the Rocky Mountain region, the Central Plains region and Texas. It sells slag in the greater Chicago, Illinois area and the greater Midwest area. It has approximately three concrete and aggregates businesses. It also operates a recycled paperboard business.
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