Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE: CX) and ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR (OTCMKTS:AHCHY) are both mid-cap construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Cemex SAB de CV and ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cemex SAB de CV||1||2||6||0||2.56|
|ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Cemex SAB de CV currently has a consensus target price of $9.34, indicating a potential upside of 42.42%. Given Cemex SAB de CV’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Cemex SAB de CV is more favorable than ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
33.3% of Cemex SAB de CV shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Cemex SAB de CV shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Cemex SAB de CV has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR has a beta of 1.46, indicating that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.
ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.81 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Cemex SAB de CV does not pay a dividend.
This table compares Cemex SAB de CV and ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cemex SAB de CV||3.58%||4.33%||1.61%|
|ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Cemex SAB de CV and ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cemex SAB de CV||$13.67 billion||0.70||$806.71 million||$0.41||16.00|
|ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR||$11.15 billion||0.67||$2.35 billion||N/A||N/A|
ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Cemex SAB de CV.
Cemex SAB de CV beats ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Cemex SAB de CV
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, distributes, and sells cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, clinker, and other construction materials. The company also offers various complementary construction products, including asphalt products; concrete blocks and roof tiles; architectural products; concrete pipes for storm and sanitary sewers applications; and other precast products comprising rail products, concrete floors, box culverts, bridges, drainage basins, barriers, and parking curbs. In addition, it provides building solutions for housing projects, pavement projects, and green building consultancy services; and information technology solutions. The company has operations in Mexico; the United States; Europe; South and Central America, and the Caribbean; Asia, the Middle East, and Africa; and internationally. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. was founded in 1906 and is based in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico.
About ANHUI CONCH Cem/ADR
Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cement, commodity clinker, and aggregates in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company primarily offers cement and commodity clinker under the CONCH brand. It also provides construction and installation services for industrial purposes; logistic services; and mining and related services. In addition, the company manufactures and sells cement packaging products and refractory materials; and develops and sells profile and related products, as well as exports clinker and cement products. Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited was founded in 1997 and is based in Wuhu, the People's Republic of China.
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