Contrasting of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (MLM) and Armstrong Flooring Inc. (NYSE:AFI)

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE:MLM) and Armstrong Flooring Inc. (NYSE:AFI) compete against each other in the General Building Materials sector. We will compare them and contrast their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Martin Marietta Materials Inc. 3.98B 2.98 470.00M 7.80 23.07
Armstrong Flooring Inc. 1.14B 0.33 12.70M -0.47 0.00

Demonstrates Martin Marietta Materials Inc. and Armstrong Flooring Inc. earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 provides the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Martin Marietta Materials Inc. 11.81% 8% 4.1%
Armstrong Flooring Inc. -1.11% -2.3% -1.4%

Liquidity

Martin Marietta Materials Inc.’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 1.9 and 1 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Armstrong Flooring Inc. are 2.6 and 1 respectively. Armstrong Flooring Inc. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Martin Marietta Materials Inc.

Dividends

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. pays out a $1.84 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 0.98% dividend yield. Armstrong Flooring Inc. does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. and Armstrong Flooring Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Martin Marietta Materials Inc. 0 2 3 2.60
Armstrong Flooring Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

The upside potential is 4.70% for Martin Marietta Materials Inc. with average price target of $199.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 0% of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. shares and 99.6% of Armstrong Flooring Inc. shares. Insiders held 0.2% of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. shares. On the other hand, insiders held about 3.65% of Armstrong Flooring Inc.’s shares.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Martin Marietta Materials Inc. -5.62% -5.15% -5.54% -21.65% -13.7% -18.58%
Armstrong Flooring Inc. -9.34% -7.32% -21% 2.53% -15.19% -16.19%

For the past year Martin Marietta Materials Inc. was more bearish than Armstrong Flooring Inc.

Summary

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. beats on 11 of the 13 factors Armstrong Flooring Inc.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies aggregates products and heavy building materials for the construction industry in the United States and internationally. The company mines, processes, and sells granite, limestone, sand, gravel, and other aggregate products for use in the public infrastructure, and nonresidential and residential construction industries, as well as in the agriculture, railroad ballast, chemical, and other applications. It also offers asphalt products, ready mixed concrete, and road paving construction services; and produces Portland and specialty cements for use in infrastructure projects, and nonresidential and residential construction, as well as in the railroad, agricultural, utility, and environmental industries. In addition, the company manufactures and markets magnesia-based chemical products for the industrial, agricultural, and environmental applications; and dolomitic lime primarily for use in the steel industry. Its chemical products are used in flame retardants, wastewater treatment, pulp and paper production, and other environmental applications. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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