NASDAQ:HWCC

Houston Wire & Cable Competitors

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MA: $4.32
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$5.68
Volume59,467 shs
Average Volume261,237 shs
Market Capitalization$88.47 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.35

Competitors

Houston Wire & Cable (NASDAQ:HWCC) Vs. FAST, URI, GWW, WSO, AL, and MSM

Should you be buying HWCC stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "trading companies & distributors" are considered alternatives and competitors to Houston Wire & Cable, including Fastenal (FAST), United Rentals (URI), W.W. Grainger (GWW), Watsco (WSO), Air Lease (AL), and MSC Industrial Direct (MSM).

Houston Wire & Cable (NASDAQ:HWCC) and Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Houston Wire & Cable and Fastenal's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Houston Wire & Cable$338.29 million0.26$2.55 millionN/AN/A
Fastenal$5.33 billion5.39$790.90 million$1.3836.28

Fastenal has higher revenue and earnings than Houston Wire & Cable.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Houston Wire & Cable and Fastenal, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Houston Wire & Cable0000N/A
Fastenal16302.20

Fastenal has a consensus price target of $44.7778, suggesting a potential downside of 10.55%. Given Fastenal's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fastenal is more favorable than Houston Wire & Cable.

Risk and Volatility

Houston Wire & Cable has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fastenal has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.3% of Houston Wire & Cable shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.1% of Fastenal shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.4% of Houston Wire & Cable shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Fastenal shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Houston Wire & Cable and Fastenal's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Houston Wire & Cable-0.99%-2.72%-1.24%
Fastenal15.12%30.63%21.14%

Summary

Fastenal beats Houston Wire & Cable on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Houston Wire & Cable (NASDAQ:HWCC) and United Rentals (NYSE:URI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Houston Wire & Cable and United Rentals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Houston Wire & Cable0000N/A
United Rentals291102.41

United Rentals has a consensus price target of $226.9333, suggesting a potential downside of 30.11%. Given United Rentals' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe United Rentals is more favorable than Houston Wire & Cable.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Houston Wire & Cable and United Rentals' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Houston Wire & Cable$338.29 million0.26$2.55 millionN/AN/A
United Rentals$9.35 billion2.51$1.17 billion$19.5216.63

United Rentals has higher revenue and earnings than Houston Wire & Cable.

Profitability

This table compares Houston Wire & Cable and United Rentals' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Houston Wire & Cable-0.99%-2.72%-1.24%
United Rentals10.69%34.19%7.21%

Risk and Volatility

Houston Wire & Cable has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Rentals has a beta of 2.25, indicating that its stock price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.3% of Houston Wire & Cable shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.1% of United Rentals shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.4% of Houston Wire & Cable shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of United Rentals shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

United Rentals beats Houston Wire & Cable on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) and Houston Wire & Cable (NASDAQ:HWCC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for W.W. Grainger and Houston Wire & Cable, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W.W. Grainger26602.29
Houston Wire & Cable0000N/A

W.W. Grainger presently has a consensus price target of $373.8462, suggesting a potential downside of 6.92%. Given W.W. Grainger's higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe W.W. Grainger is more favorable than Houston Wire & Cable.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares W.W. Grainger and Houston Wire & Cable's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W.W. Grainger$11.49 billion1.83$849 million$17.2923.23
Houston Wire & Cable$338.29 million0.26$2.55 millionN/AN/A

W.W. Grainger has higher revenue and earnings than Houston Wire & Cable.

Profitability

This table compares W.W. Grainger and Houston Wire & Cable's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W.W. Grainger5.37%41.31%13.20%
Houston Wire & Cable-0.99%-2.72%-1.24%

Volatility & Risk

W.W. Grainger has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Houston Wire & Cable has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

70.6% of W.W. Grainger shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of Houston Wire & Cable shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.0% of W.W. Grainger shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.4% of Houston Wire & Cable shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

W.W. Grainger beats Houston Wire & Cable on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Watsco (NYSE:WSO) and Houston Wire & Cable (NASDAQ:HWCC) are both construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Watsco and Houston Wire & Cable, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Watsco07102.13
Houston Wire & Cable0000N/A

Watsco presently has a consensus price target of $217.25, suggesting a potential downside of 21.31%. Given Watsco's higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Watsco is more favorable than Houston Wire & Cable.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Watsco and Houston Wire & Cable's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Watsco$4.77 billion2.23$245.95 million$6.5042.48
Houston Wire & Cable$338.29 million0.26$2.55 millionN/AN/A

Watsco has higher revenue and earnings than Houston Wire & Cable.

Profitability

This table compares Watsco and Houston Wire & Cable's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Watsco4.77%13.38%8.80%
Houston Wire & Cable-0.99%-2.72%-1.24%

Volatility & Risk

Watsco has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Houston Wire & Cable has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.5% of Watsco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of Houston Wire & Cable shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.6% of Watsco shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.4% of Houston Wire & Cable shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Watsco beats Houston Wire & Cable on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Air Lease (NYSE:AL) and Houston Wire & Cable (NASDAQ:HWCC) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Air Lease and Houston Wire & Cable, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Air Lease00303.00
Houston Wire & Cable0000N/A

Air Lease presently has a consensus price target of $49.3333, suggesting a potential upside of 0.68%. Given Air Lease's higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Air Lease is more favorable than Houston Wire & Cable.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Air Lease and Houston Wire & Cable's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Air Lease$2.02 billion2.77$587.12 million$5.099.63
Houston Wire & Cable$338.29 million0.26$2.55 millionN/AN/A

Air Lease has higher revenue and earnings than Houston Wire & Cable.

Profitability

This table compares Air Lease and Houston Wire & Cable's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Air Lease27.48%9.83%2.51%
Houston Wire & Cable-0.99%-2.72%-1.24%

Volatility & Risk

Air Lease has a beta of 2.2, suggesting that its share price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Houston Wire & Cable has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.8% of Air Lease shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of Houston Wire & Cable shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of Air Lease shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.4% of Houston Wire & Cable shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Air Lease beats Houston Wire & Cable on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) and Houston Wire & Cable (NASDAQ:HWCC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.2% of MSC Industrial Direct shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of Houston Wire & Cable shares are held by institutional investors. 28.4% of MSC Industrial Direct shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.4% of Houston Wire & Cable shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for MSC Industrial Direct and Houston Wire & Cable, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
MSC Industrial Direct04302.43
Houston Wire & Cable0000N/A

MSC Industrial Direct presently has a consensus target price of $86.80, suggesting a potential downside of 3.53%. Given MSC Industrial Direct's higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe MSC Industrial Direct is more favorable than Houston Wire & Cable.

Volatility & Risk

MSC Industrial Direct has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Houston Wire & Cable has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MSC Industrial Direct and Houston Wire & Cable's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MSC Industrial Direct$3.19 billion1.57$251.76 million$4.7418.98
Houston Wire & Cable$338.29 million0.26$2.55 millionN/AN/A

MSC Industrial Direct has higher revenue and earnings than Houston Wire & Cable.

Profitability

This table compares MSC Industrial Direct and Houston Wire & Cable's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
MSC Industrial Direct7.14%20.42%10.49%
Houston Wire & Cable-0.99%-2.72%-1.24%

Summary

MSC Industrial Direct beats Houston Wire & Cable on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.


Houston Wire & Cable Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Fastenal logo
FAST
Fastenal
1.5$50.06flat$28.75 billion$5.33 billion34.29Upcoming Earnings
United Rentals logo
URI
United Rentals
1.5$324.71flat$23.49 billion$9.35 billion25.73
W.W. Grainger logo
GWW
W.W. Grainger
2.2$401.62flat$21.02 billion$11.49 billion34.68
Watsco logo
WSO
Watsco
1.3$276.10flat$10.66 billion$4.77 billion45.26Analyst Revision
Air Lease logo
AL
Air Lease
2.4$49.00flat$5.59 billion$2.02 billion10.06
MSC Industrial Direct logo
MSM
MSC Industrial Direct
1.9$89.98flat$5.02 billion$3.19 billion22.33Earnings Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
WESCO International logo
WCC
WESCO International
1.4$87.41flat$4.38 billion$8.36 billion31.67News Coverage
Beacon Roofing Supply logo
BECN
Beacon Roofing Supply
1.2$55.32flat$3.84 billion$6.94 billion-33.53Unusual Options Activity
News Coverage
Gap Up
Applied Industrial Technologies logo
AIT
Applied Industrial Technologies
1.7$94.94flat$3.69 billion$3.25 billion193.76News Coverage
GATX logo
GATX
GATX
1.4$93.99flat$3.32 billion$1.39 billion17.54
Rush Enterprises logo
RUSHA
Rush Enterprises
1.6$50.70flat$2.79 billion$5.81 billion29.03
Kaman logo
KAMN
Kaman
1.8$53.17flat$1.47 billion$761.61 million1,772.92
Textainer Group logo
TGH
Textainer Group
1.1$28.17flat$1.42 billion$619.76 million27.09
H&E Equipment Services logo
HEES
H&E Equipment Services
1.9$37.05flat$1.34 billion$1.35 billion370.50
MRC Global logo
MRC
MRC Global
1.3$9.23flat$763.09 million$3.66 billion-2.39News Coverage
Titan Machinery logo
TITN
Titan Machinery
1.5$26.59flat$599.68 million$1.31 billion31.28
DXP Enterprises logo
DXPE
DXP Enterprises
1.2$30.50flat$588.44 million$1.27 billion-21.79Analyst Upgrade
BlueLinx logo
BXC
BlueLinx
1.3$45.66flat$432.31 million$2.64 billion8.68Gap Up
Willis Lease Finance logo
WLFC
Willis Lease Finance
1.2$43.58flat$261.35 million$409.16 million7.53Gap Up
This page was last updated on 4/11/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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