Analyzing China National Materials (CASDY) and Eagle Materials (EXP)

China National Materials (OTCMKTS:CASDY) and Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares China National Materials and Eagle Materials’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China National Materials N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Eagle Materials $1.39 billion 2.30 $256.63 million $4.22 16.11

Eagle Materials has higher revenue and earnings than China National Materials.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for China National Materials and Eagle Materials, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China National Materials 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eagle Materials 0 1 8 0 2.89

Eagle Materials has a consensus target price of $112.67, suggesting a potential upside of 65.69%. Given Eagle Materials’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Eagle Materials is more favorable than China National Materials.

Dividends

Eagle Materials pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. China National Materials does not pay a dividend. Eagle Materials pays out 9.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares China National Materials and Eagle Materials’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China National Materials N/A N/A N/A
Eagle Materials 19.54% 19.03% 11.43%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.9% of Eagle Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Eagle Materials shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Eagle Materials beats China National Materials on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About China National Materials

China National Materials Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the cement equipment and engineering services, cement, and high-tech materials businesses in the People's Republic of China, the Middle East, Africa, other Asian countries, Europe, the United States, and internationally. It operates in three segments: Cement Equipment and Engineering Services; Cement; and High-Tech Materials. It offers cement design and engineering, as well as cement engineering, procurement, and construction services; cement equipment, such as supporting roller of rotary kilns, girth gear of rotary kilns, preheater towers, shell of rotary kilns, dust removers, bag screens, preheaters, conveying equipment, raw meal conveyers, and milling equipment; and synthetic crystal comprising spinel, fusion-cast synthetic mica, mica powder, and polyimide composite materials. The company also provides industrial ceramics, including silicon nitride ceramic bearing balls, high-voltage porcelains, zirconia ceramic balls, ceramic gaskets, fused silica rolls, alumina ceramic products, fused silica ceramic crucibles, filtering ceramics, synthetic mica, and zirconia ceramic cutters; and composite materials for use in water tanks, wind generator blades, anticorrosive structure platform, large-scale insulators, cool towers, and light high-pressure vessels. In addition, it offers fiber glass products comprising composite glass fiber filter paper, glass fiber filter material, glass fiber filter, medical filter for removing white blood cells, side-glow plastic fiber, plastiv-covering quartz optical fiber, liquid-core optical fiber, end-golw PS plastic fiber, quartz optical fiber, and non-communication optical fiber; and cement and other products. China National Materials Company Limited was founded in 2007 and is based in Central, Hong Kong.

About Eagle Materials

Eagle Materials Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and supplies heavy construction materials, light building materials, and materials used for oil and natural gas extraction in the United States. It operates in five segments: Cement, Concrete and Aggregates, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, and Oil and Gas Proppants. The company engages in mining of limestone for the manufacture, production, distribution, and sale of Portland cement and specialty oil well cement; grinding of slag; and mining of gypsum for the manufacture and sale of gypsum wallboards used to finish the interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial, and industrial structures. It is also involved in the manufacture and sale of recycled paperboard for the gypsum wallboard industry and other paperboard converters, as well as provision of containerboard grade, lightweight packaging grade, and recycled industrial paperboard grade products. In addition, the company engages in the sale of readymix concrete; mining, extracting, production, and sale of aggregates, including crushed stones, sand, and gravel, as well as lightweight aggregates, such as expanded clays and shales; and mining and sale of sand used in hydraulic fracturing, such as frac sand. Its products are used in commercial and residential construction; public construction projects; projects to build, expand, and repair roads and highways; and oil and natural gas extraction. The company formerly known as Centex Construction Products, Inc. Eagle Materials Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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