American Woodmark (AMWD) and The Competition Critical Survey

American Woodmark (NASDAQ: AMWD) is one of 6 public companies in the “Millwork, veneer, plywood, & structural wood members” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare American Woodmark to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares American Woodmark and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
American Woodmark $1.03 billion $71.19 million 21.57
American Woodmark Competitors $3.03 billion $153.46 million 20.19

American Woodmark’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than American Woodmark. American Woodmark is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

American Woodmark has a beta of 1.74, suggesting that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Woodmark’s peers have a beta of 1.66, suggesting that their average share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.6% of American Woodmark shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of shares of all “Millwork, veneer, plywood, & structural wood members” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of American Woodmark shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Millwork, veneer, plywood, & structural wood members” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares American Woodmark and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Woodmark 5.56% 17.54% 9.02%
American Woodmark Competitors 4.81% 203.28% 8.02%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for American Woodmark and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Woodmark 0 1 2 0 2.67
American Woodmark Competitors 31 176 300 6 2.55

American Woodmark currently has a consensus target price of $142.00, suggesting a potential upside of 47.92%. As a group, “Millwork, veneer, plywood, & structural wood members” companies have a potential upside of 21.80%. Given American Woodmark’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe American Woodmark is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

American Woodmark beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About American Woodmark

American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and home construction markets in the United States. The company offers framed stock cabinets in approximately 514 various cabinet lines, which include 85 door designs in a range of painted and stained finishes on maple, cherry, and oak, as well as engineered fronts under the Duraform mark name. It offers cabinets in various sizes, and construction and decorative options for a range of design layouts; and turnkey installation services to its direct builder customers through a network of seven service centers. The company sells its products under the American Woodmark, Simply Woodmark, Timberlake, Shenandoah Cabinetry, Shenandoah Value Series, and Waypoint Living Spaces brand names. It markets its products primarily through home centers, builders, and independent dealers and distributors. American Woodmark Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Winchester, Virginia.

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