U.S. Concrete Inc. (NASDAQ:USCR) and Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:APT) have been rivals in the General Building Materials for quite some time. Below is a review of each business including various aspects such as risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|U.S. Concrete Inc.||45||0.47||N/A||1.88||24.99|
|Alpha Pro Tech Ltd.||4||0.95||N/A||0.32||11.21|
We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of U.S. Concrete Inc. and Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. is observed to has lower revenue and earnings than U.S. Concrete Inc. Business that currently has a higher P/E ratio means that it is the more expensive of the two businesses. U.S. Concrete Inc.’s currently higher P/E ratio means it is more expensive than Alpha Pro Tech Ltd.
Table 2 shows us the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of both companies.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|U.S. Concrete Inc.||0.00%||10.1%||2.2%|
|Alpha Pro Tech Ltd.||0.00%||13.5%||12.5%|
Risk and Volatility
A 1.2 beta means U.S. Concrete Inc.’s volatility is 20.00% more than S&P 500’s volatility. Alpha Pro Tech Ltd.’s 0.75 beta is the reason why it is 25.00% less volatile than S&P 500.
1.2 and 1.1 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of U.S. Concrete Inc. Its rival Alpha Pro Tech Ltd.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 13.1 and 8 respectively. Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than U.S. Concrete Inc.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
The shares of both U.S. Concrete Inc. and Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. are owned by institutional investors at 96.6% and 26.8% respectively. About 4.7% of U.S. Concrete Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Insiders Comparatively, owned 0.2% of Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. shares.
In this table we show 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)|
|U.S. Concrete Inc.||-6.03%||-3.6%||0.45%||25.41%||-7.76%||33.48%|
|Alpha Pro Tech Ltd.||0.28%||4.75%||0%||-13.9%||5.37%||-4.85%|
For the past year U.S. Concrete Inc. has 33.48% stronger performance while Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. has -4.85% weaker performance.
On 7 of the 10 factors U.S. Concrete Inc. beats Alpha Pro Tech Ltd.
U.S. Concrete, Inc. produces and sells ready-mixed concrete, aggregates, and concrete-related products and services for the construction industry in the United States. It operates through two segments, Ready-Mixed Concrete and Aggregate Products. The Ready-Mixed Concrete segment engages in the formulation, preparation, and delivery of ready-mixed concrete to customers' job sites; and the provision of various services that include the formulation of mixtures for specific design uses, on-site and lab-based product quality control, and customized delivery programs. The Aggregate Products segment offers crushed stone, sand, and gravel for use in commercial, industrial, and public works projects. The company also engages in the operation of building materials stores; provision of concrete blocks, lime slurry, and Aridus rapid-drying concrete technology; sale of brokered products; hauling and recycled aggregates operation activities; and operation of aggregates distribution terminals, as well as transfer trucks for transporting cement and aggregates. It primarily serves concrete sub-contractors, general contractors, governmental agencies, property owners and developers, architects, engineers, and home builders. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated a fleet of approximately 1,540 owned and leased drum mixer trucks; 125 owned volumetric mixer trucks; and approximately 1,440 other rolling stock and vehicles. U.S. Concrete, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Euless, Texas.
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