Head-To-Head Contrast: Cornerstone Building Brands (NYSE:CNR) versus AgriFORCE Growing Systems (NASDAQ:AGRI)

Cornerstone Building Brands (NYSE:CNR) and AgriFORCE Growing Systems (NASDAQ:AGRI) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.8% of Cornerstone Building Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Cornerstone Building Brands shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.4% of AgriFORCE Growing Systems shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Cornerstone Building Brands and AgriFORCE Growing Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cornerstone Building Brands 0 2 4 0 2.67
AgriFORCE Growing Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cornerstone Building Brands currently has a consensus target price of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 27.20%. Given Cornerstone Building Brands’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Cornerstone Building Brands is more favorable than AgriFORCE Growing Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Cornerstone Building Brands and AgriFORCE Growing Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cornerstone Building Brands 0.77% 30.06% 2.49%
AgriFORCE Growing Systems N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cornerstone Building Brands and AgriFORCE Growing Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cornerstone Building Brands $4.62 billion 0.42 -$482.78 million ($0.48) -31.94
AgriFORCE Growing Systems N/A N/A -$3.22 million N/A N/A

AgriFORCE Growing Systems has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Cornerstone Building Brands.

Summary

Cornerstone Building Brands beats AgriFORCE Growing Systems on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cornerstone Building Brands

Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. engages in the design, engineer and manufacture external building products. It operates through the following segments: Commercial, Siding, and Windows. The Commercial segment produces and distributes metal products for the nonresidential construction market. The Siding segment comprises of vinyl siding and skirting, steel siding, vinyl and aluminum soffit, aluminum trim coil, aluminum gutter coil, aluminum gutters, aluminum and steel roofing accessories, wide crown molding, window and door trim, fascia, undersill trims, outside and inside corner posts, rain removal systems, and injection molded designer accents. The Windows segment consists of vinyl, aluminum-clad vinyl, aluminum, wood and clad-wood windows and patio doors and steel, wood, and fiberglass entry doors that serve both the new construction and the home repair, and remodeling sectors. The company was founded by Johnie Schulte in 1984 and is headquartered in Cary, NC.

About AgriFORCE Growing Systems

AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd. is an agriculture-focused technology company. It intends to operate in the plant based pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and other high value crop markets using its unique proprietary facility design and hydroponics-based automated growing system. AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd. is based in VANCOUVER, Canada.

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