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Forterra (FORT) Competitors

GBX 156.20
-0.40 (-0.26%)
(As of 04/18/2024 ET)

FORT vs. MBH, IBST, MSLH, SRC, BREE, GGP, SOLG, KMR, CAML, and TET

Should you be buying Forterra stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Forterra include Michelmersh Brick (MBH), Ibstock (IBST), Marshalls (MSLH), SigmaRoc (SRC), Breedon Group (BREE), Greatland Gold (GGP), SolGold (SOLG), Kenmare Resources (KMR), Central Asia Metals (CAML), and Treatt (TET). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

Forterra vs.

Michelmersh Brick (LON:MBH) and Forterra (LON:FORT) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, media sentiment, community ranking, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Michelmersh Brick has a net margin of 12.49% compared to Michelmersh Brick's net margin of 3.69%. Forterra's return on equity of 10.63% beat Michelmersh Brick's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Michelmersh Brick12.49% 10.63% 6.24%
Forterra 3.69%5.98%5.65%

Michelmersh Brick currently has a consensus price target of GBX 175, indicating a potential upside of 72.41%. Forterra has a consensus price target of GBX 211.33, indicating a potential upside of 35.30%. Given Forterra's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Michelmersh Brick is more favorable than Forterra.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Michelmersh Brick
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Forterra
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67

36.1% of Michelmersh Brick shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.2% of Forterra shares are held by institutional investors. 42.4% of Michelmersh Brick shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.5% of Forterra shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Forterra has higher revenue and earnings than Michelmersh Brick. Michelmersh Brick is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Forterra, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Michelmersh Brick£77.34M1.23£9.66M£0.101,015.00
Forterra£346.40M0.96£12.80M£0.062,603.33

Forterra received 179 more outperform votes than Michelmersh Brick when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 74.89% of users gave Forterra an outperform vote while only 71.88% of users gave Michelmersh Brick an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Michelmersh BrickOutperform Votes
161
71.88%
Underperform Votes
63
28.13%
ForterraOutperform Votes
340
74.89%
Underperform Votes
114
25.11%

In the previous week, Forterra had 1 more articles in the media than Michelmersh Brick. MarketBeat recorded 2 mentions for Forterra and 1 mentions for Michelmersh Brick. Michelmersh Brick's average media sentiment score of 0.74 beat Forterra's score of 0.25 indicating that Forterra is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Michelmersh Brick
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Forterra
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Michelmersh Brick has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Forterra has a beta of 1.24, meaning that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Michelmersh Brick pays an annual dividend of GBX 5 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Forterra pays an annual dividend of GBX 4 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Michelmersh Brick pays out 5,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Forterra pays out 6,666.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Michelmersh Brick is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Michelmersh Brick beats Forterra on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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FORT vs. The Competition

MetricForterraBuilding Materials IndustryMaterials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£332.39M£5.01B£2.86B£1.39B
Dividend Yield2.51%3.26%5.35%11.78%
P/E Ratio2,603.33491.21136.701,768.98
Price / Sales0.9686.02908,075.26328,030.63
Price / Cash12.307.9723.4333.62
Price / Book1.561.743.582.38
Net Income£12.80M£452.96M£174.96M£184.69M
7 Day Performance-1.39%-1.31%-0.76%-0.43%
1 Month Performance-10.74%-0.30%13.11%7.75%
1 Year Performance-19.09%36.00%125.58%17.19%

Forterra Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MBH
Michelmersh Brick
1.7238 of 5 stars
GBX 101.50
-1.0%
GBX 175
+72.4%
+9.6%£95.09M£77.34M1,015.00435
IBST
Ibstock
0.4092 of 5 stars
GBX 148.40
-0.8%
GBX 150
+1.1%
-13.9%£582.23M£405.84M2,968.002,293News Coverage
MSLH
Marshalls
1.8061 of 5 stars
GBX 270.50
-1.5%
GBX 420
+55.3%
-16.7%£684.28M£671.20M3,864.292,726
SRC
SigmaRoc
0 of 5 stars
GBX 62.70
-1.4%
N/A+12.1%£695.97M£580.28M3,135.002,000
BREE
Breedon Group
1.9134 of 5 stars
GBX 367
-1.3%
GBX 420
+14.4%
+401.2%£1.26B£1.49B1,183.873,900
GGP
Greatland Gold
0.7016 of 5 stars
GBX 6.17
-0.5%
GBX 12
+94.5%
-22.8%£314.05MN/A-938.0025
SOLG
SolGold
0 of 5 stars
GBX 9.83
+0.4%
N/A-50.8%£294.90MN/A-983.00461News Coverage
KMR
Kenmare Resources
3.5182 of 5 stars
GBX 327
-2.1%
GBX 570
+74.3%
-30.7%£291.78M£458.48M302.781,687
CAML
Central Asia Metals
0.1953 of 5 stars
GBX 206.50
-1.7%
GBX 228.75
+10.8%
-8.0%£375.62M£195.28M1,290.631,142Gap Up
TET
Treatt
1.7875 of 5 stars
GBX 471.50
-0.8%
GBX 655
+38.9%
-29.3%£286.11M£147.40M2,619.44365Dividend Increase

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This page (LON:FORT) was last updated on 4/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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