JELD-WEN (NYSE: JELD) and PGT (NYSE:PGTI) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares JELD-WEN and PGT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JELD-WEN 9.12% 58.83% 13.09%
PGT 4.87% 19.02% 6.02%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares JELD-WEN and PGT’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JELD-WEN $3.67 billion 1.24 $357.51 million N/A N/A
PGT $458.55 million 1.75 $23.74 million $0.46 35.22

JELD-WEN has higher revenue and earnings than PGT.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for JELD-WEN and PGT, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JELD-WEN 0 4 10 0 2.71
PGT 0 2 5 0 2.71

JELD-WEN presently has a consensus target price of $37.07, indicating a potential downside of 4.21%. PGT has a consensus target price of $16.67, indicating a potential upside of 2.88%. Given PGT’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PGT is more favorable than JELD-WEN.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

45.8% of JELD-WEN shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.4% of PGT shares are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of PGT shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

JELD-WEN beats PGT on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About JELD-WEN

JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. is a door and window manufacturer. The Company designs, produces and distributes a range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminum windows, and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodeling, of residential homes, and to an extent, non-residential buildings. It operates in three segments: North America, Europe and Australasia. It markets its products under the JELD-WEN brand, along with various regional brands, such as Swedoor and DANA in Europe and Corinthian, Stegbar and Trend in Australia. It operates over 110 manufacturing facilities in approximately 20 countries, located primarily in North America, Europe and Australia. It provides a portfolio of interior and exterior doors, windows, and related products, manufactured from a range of wood, metal, and composite materials. It manufactures wood, vinyl and aluminum windows in North America, wood and aluminum windows in Australia, and wood windows in the United Kingdom.

About PGT

PGT Innovations, Inc., formerly PGT, Inc., is a manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors. The Company’s brands include CGI, PGT Windows + Doors and WinDoor. CGI serves residential and commercial markets in both new and existing construction. CGI manufacturing and delivery facilities are based in Miami, Florida. PGT Custom Windows + Doors is a manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant glass products. The Company’s manufacturing, glass plant, and delivery facilities are located in North Venice, Florida. WinDoor serves five-star resorts, luxury high-rise condominiums and mansions along the United States coastline. WinDoor’s aluminum and vinyl products come in an array of expansive sizes, custom colors, and configurations. WinDoor manufacturing and delivery facilities are based in Orlando, Florida.

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