Trailblazer Resources (OTCMKTS:TBLZ) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Trailblazer Resources has a beta of 2.39, suggesting that its share price is 139% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Armstrong World Industries has a beta of 1.75, suggesting that its share price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Trailblazer Resources and Armstrong World Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trailblazer Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Armstrong World Industries 1 5 3 0 2.22

Armstrong World Industries has a consensus target price of $70.38, indicating a potential upside of 9.60%. Given Armstrong World Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Armstrong World Industries is more favorable than Trailblazer Resources.

Profitability

This table compares Trailblazer Resources and Armstrong World Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trailblazer Resources N/A N/A N/A
Armstrong World Industries 19.46% 45.95% 9.51%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Trailblazer Resources and Armstrong World Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Trailblazer Resources N/A N/A -$90,000.00 N/A N/A
Armstrong World Industries $893.60 million 3.56 $154.80 million $3.02 21.26

Armstrong World Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Trailblazer Resources.

Summary

Armstrong World Industries beats Trailblazer Resources on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Trailblazer Resources

Trailblazer Resources, Inc. does not have significant operations. The company intends to identify and evaluate industries and business opportunities in order to find a suitable acquisition target. Previously, it was engaged in the manufacture, sale, installation, and servicing of fiberglass tank and piping products. The company was formerly known as Energy Composites Corporation and changed its name to Trailblazer Resources, Inc. in October 2011. Trailblazer Resources, Inc. is based in Henderson, Nevada.

About Armstrong World Industries

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells ceiling systems primarily for use in the construction and renovation of residential and commercial buildings worldwide. It principally offers mineral fiber, fiberglass wool, and metal ceiling systems. The company produces suspended mineral fiber and soft fiber ceiling systems; suspension system (grid) and ceiling component products; and acoustical ceiling, wall, and structural solutions. It sells its commercial ceiling materials and accessories to resale distributors and ceiling system contractors; residential ceiling products to wholesalers and retailers, such as large home centers; and architectural specialties products to resale distributors and ceiling systems contractors. The company was incorporated in 1891 and is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Receive News & Ratings for Trailblazer Resources Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Trailblazer Resources and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.