Ply Gem (NYSE: PGEM) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “BUILDING PRODS” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Ply Gem to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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This table compares Ply Gem and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ply Gem 3.32% 144.46% 5.17%
Ply Gem Competitors 5.13% 38.41% 5.14%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Ply Gem and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ply Gem 0 3 0 0 2.00
Ply Gem Competitors 422 1953 2232 97 2.43

Ply Gem presently has a consensus price target of $21.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.55%. As a group, “BUILDING PRODS” companies have a potential upside of 12.10%. Given Ply Gem’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ply Gem has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Ply Gem has a beta of 2.42, suggesting that its share price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ply Gem’s rivals have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

29.3% of Ply Gem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of shares of all “BUILDING PRODS” companies are held by institutional investors. 68.9% of Ply Gem shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.9% of shares of all “BUILDING PRODS” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ply Gem and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ply Gem $2.06 billion $68.32 million 21.77
Ply Gem Competitors $3.38 billion $212.39 million -1.35

Ply Gem’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Ply Gem. Ply Gem is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Ply Gem rivals beat Ply Gem on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Ply Gem Company Profile

Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. is a manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. The Company operates through two segments: Siding, Fencing, and Stone, and Windows and Doors. In the Siding, Fencing, and Stone segment, its principal products include vinyl siding and skirting, vinyl and aluminum soffit, aluminum trim coil, cellular PVC trim and moldings, J-channels, wide crown molding, window and door trim, F-channels, H-molds, fascia, undersill trims, outside/inside corner posts, rain removal systems, injection molded designer accents, such as shakes, shingles, scallops, shutters, vents and mounts, vinyl fence, vinyl railing and stone veneer in the United States and Canada. In the Windows and Doors segment, its principal products include vinyl, aluminum-clad vinyl, aluminum, wood and clad-wood windows and patio doors and steel, wood, and fiberglass entry doors that serve both the new construction and the home repair and remodeling sectors in the United States and Canada.

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