Comparing Core & Main (NYSE:CNM) and Greenlane (NASDAQ:GNLN)

Core & Main (NYSE:CNM) and Greenlane (NASDAQ:GNLN) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Core & Main and Greenlane’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Core & Main N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Greenlane $138.30 million 1.62 -$14.52 million ($2.24) -1.07

Core & Main has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Greenlane.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Core & Main and Greenlane, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Core & Main 0 8 5 0 2.38
Greenlane 0 0 5 0 3.00

Core & Main presently has a consensus target price of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 18.30%. Greenlane has a consensus target price of $5.86, suggesting a potential upside of 145.19%. Given Greenlane’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Greenlane is more favorable than Core & Main.


This table compares Core & Main and Greenlane’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Core & Main N/A N/A N/A
Greenlane -10.87% -27.20% -15.97%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.9% of Greenlane shares are owned by institutional investors. 83.6% of Greenlane shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Greenlane beats Core & Main on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Core & Main Company Profile

Core & Main Inc. is a specialized distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, and related services, to municipalities, private water companies and professional contractors across municipal, non-residential and residential end markets. The company’s products and services are used in the maintenance, repair, replacement and construction of water and fire protection infrastructure. Core & Main Inc. is based in St. Louis.

Greenlane Company Profile

Greenlane Holdings, Inc. distributes and supplies vaporization products and accessories for vape shops and dispensaries. The firm offers packaging, rolling papers, grinders, glass products, and smoking accessories. The company was founded by Aaron LoCascio and Adam Schoenfeld in 2005 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.

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