PGT Innovations (NYSE: PGTI) and JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD) are both construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.4% of PGT Innovations shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.0% of JELD-WEN shares are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of PGT Innovations shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PGT Innovations and JELD-WEN’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PGT Innovations $458.55 million 1.71 $23.74 million $0.46 34.24
JELD-WEN $3.67 billion 1.24 $357.51 million N/A N/A

JELD-WEN has higher revenue and earnings than PGT Innovations.

Profitability

This table compares PGT Innovations and JELD-WEN’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PGT Innovations 4.87% 19.02% 6.02%
JELD-WEN 9.12% 58.83% 13.09%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for PGT Innovations and JELD-WEN, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PGT Innovations 0 2 5 0 2.71
JELD-WEN 0 4 10 0 2.71

PGT Innovations currently has a consensus target price of $16.67, suggesting a potential upside of 5.82%. JELD-WEN has a consensus target price of $37.07, suggesting a potential downside of 3.96%. Given PGT Innovations’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe PGT Innovations is more favorable than JELD-WEN.

Summary

JELD-WEN beats PGT Innovations on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

PGT Innovations Company Profile

PGT Innovations, Inc., formerly PGT, Inc., is a manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors. The Company’s brands include CGI, PGT Windows + Doors and WinDoor. CGI serves residential and commercial markets in both new and existing construction. CGI manufacturing and delivery facilities are based in Miami, Florida. PGT Custom Windows + Doors is a manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant glass products. The Company’s manufacturing, glass plant, and delivery facilities are located in North Venice, Florida. WinDoor serves five-star resorts, luxury high-rise condominiums and mansions along the United States coastline. WinDoor’s aluminum and vinyl products come in an array of expansive sizes, custom colors, and configurations. WinDoor manufacturing and delivery facilities are based in Orlando, Florida.

JELD-WEN Company Profile

JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. is a door and window manufacturer. The Company designs, produces and distributes a range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminum windows, and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodeling, of residential homes, and to an extent, non-residential buildings. It operates in three segments: North America, Europe and Australasia. It markets its products under the JELD-WEN brand, along with various regional brands, such as Swedoor and DANA in Europe and Corinthian, Stegbar and Trend in Australia. It operates over 110 manufacturing facilities in approximately 20 countries, located primarily in North America, Europe and Australia. It provides a portfolio of interior and exterior doors, windows, and related products, manufactured from a range of wood, metal, and composite materials. It manufactures wood, vinyl and aluminum windows in North America, wood and aluminum windows in Australia, and wood windows in the United Kingdom.

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