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Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) Competitors

$602.11
-4.97 (-0.82%)
(As of 04/12/2024 ET)

MLM vs. VMC, PWR, OTIS, LEN, URI, HWM, WY, NVR, PHM, and DHI

Should you be buying Martin Marietta Materials stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Martin Marietta Materials include Vulcan Materials (VMC), Quanta Services (PWR), Otis Worldwide (OTIS), Lennar (LEN), United Rentals (URI), Howmet Aerospace (HWM), Weyerhaeuser (WY), NVR (NVR), PulteGroup (PHM), and D.R. Horton (DHI). These companies are all part of the "construction" sector.

Martin Marietta Materials vs.

Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) and Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE:MLM) are both large-cap construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, profitability, media sentiment, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Martin Marietta Materials has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Vulcan Materials. Martin Marietta Materials is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vulcan Materials, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Vulcan Materials$7.78B4.47$933.20M$6.9837.65
Martin Marietta Materials$6.78B5.49$1.17B$18.8331.98

Vulcan Materials received 133 more outperform votes than Martin Marietta Materials when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 65.91% of users gave Vulcan Materials an outperform vote while only 63.75% of users gave Martin Marietta Materials an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Vulcan MaterialsOutperform Votes
613
65.91%
Underperform Votes
317
34.09%
Martin Marietta MaterialsOutperform Votes
480
63.75%
Underperform Votes
273
36.25%

Vulcan Materials currently has a consensus price target of $268.85, suggesting a potential upside of 2.27%. Martin Marietta Materials has a consensus price target of $577.38, suggesting a potential downside of 4.10%. Given Martin Marietta Materials' higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Vulcan Materials is more favorable than Martin Marietta Materials.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vulcan Materials
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.71
Martin Marietta Materials
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.77

Vulcan Materials pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Martin Marietta Materials pays an annual dividend of $2.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Vulcan Materials pays out 26.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Martin Marietta Materials pays out 15.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Vulcan Materials has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Martin Marietta Materials has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Vulcan Materials is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

90.4% of Vulcan Materials shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.0% of Martin Marietta Materials shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Vulcan Materials shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Martin Marietta Materials shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, Martin Marietta Materials had 14 more articles in the media than Vulcan Materials. MarketBeat recorded 20 mentions for Martin Marietta Materials and 6 mentions for Vulcan Materials. Vulcan Materials' average media sentiment score of 0.86 beat Martin Marietta Materials' score of 0.83 indicating that Martin Marietta Materials is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Vulcan Materials
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Martin Marietta Materials
10 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Martin Marietta Materials has a net margin of 17.25% compared to Martin Marietta Materials' net margin of 11.99%. Vulcan Materials' return on equity of 15.77% beat Martin Marietta Materials' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vulcan Materials11.99% 12.80% 6.49%
Martin Marietta Materials 17.25%15.77%7.98%

Vulcan Materials has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Martin Marietta Materials has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Martin Marietta Materials beats Vulcan Materials on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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MLM vs. The Competition

MetricMartin Marietta MaterialsMining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels IndustryConstruction SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$37.22B$6.46B$8.62B$17.66B
Dividend Yield0.49%1.43%1.99%3.53%
P/E Ratio31.989.5717.2021.20
Price / Sales5.49990.8615.439.07
Price / Cash21.9011.4315.2717.56
Price / Book4.633.515.195.09
Net Income$1.17B$325.79M$515.44M$972.03M
7 Day Performance-2.79%-2.53%-2.28%-2.61%
1 Month Performance-0.46%0.20%-2.06%-1.57%
1 Year Performance72.66%-4.94%33.65%113.30%

Martin Marietta Materials Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
VMC
Vulcan Materials
3.9005 of 5 stars
$265.65
-1.5%
$268.85
+1.2%
+57.1%$35.14B$7.78B38.0610,382
PWR
Quanta Services
4.0836 of 5 stars
$256.40
-2.2%
$239.54
-6.6%
+54.4%$37.37B$20.88B51.1852,500Positive News
OTIS
Otis Worldwide
4.4201 of 5 stars
$99.12
+1.1%
$94.29
-4.9%
+19.1%$40.19B$14.21B29.2471,000News Coverage
LEN
Lennar
4.6291 of 5 stars
$165.98
+0.6%
$163.88
-1.3%
+51.7%$46.20B$34.23B11.6312,284Dividend Announcement
Insider Buying
Short Interest ↓
URI
United Rentals
4.4364 of 5 stars
$696.76
-0.9%
$572.20
-17.9%
+79.4%$46.80B$14.33B19.7126,300Positive News
HWM
Howmet Aerospace
3.6297 of 5 stars
$65.85
-1.3%
$65.08
-1.2%
+47.4%$27.02B$6.64B35.9823,200Short Interest ↑
WY
Weyerhaeuser
4.453 of 5 stars
$35.03
+1.8%
$38.00
+8.5%
+8.7%$25.56B$7.67B30.469,318
NVR
NVR
2.4768 of 5 stars
$7,972.85
+1.3%
$6,750.00
-15.3%
+39.7%$25.51B$9.31B17.216,300
PHM
PulteGroup
4.8374 of 5 stars
$115.39
+0.3%
$106.47
-7.7%
+85.6%$24.35B$16.06B9.836,382Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
DHI
D.R. Horton
4.747 of 5 stars
$158.34
+1.0%
$153.71
-2.9%
+53.5%$52.54B$35.93B11.3913,450Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↑

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