Contrasting Core & Main (NYSE:CNM) and Adara Acquisition (NASDAQ:ADRA)

Core & Main (NYSE:CNMGet Rating) and Adara Acquisition (NASDAQ:ADRAGet Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.


This table compares Core & Main and Adara Acquisition’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Core & Main 4.05% 19.33% 7.77%
Adara Acquisition N/A -87.52% 2.72%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Core & Main and Adara Acquisition’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Core & Main $5.00 billion 1.14 $166.00 million $1.03 22.56
Adara Acquisition N/A N/A $3.24 million N/A N/A

Core & Main has higher revenue and earnings than Adara Acquisition.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.9% of Core & Main shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.9% of Adara Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Core & Main shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Core & Main and Adara Acquisition, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Core & Main 1 4 5 0 2.40
Adara Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A

Core & Main presently has a consensus price target of $28.80, suggesting a potential upside of 23.92%. Given Core & Main’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Core & Main is more favorable than Adara Acquisition.


Core & Main beats Adara Acquisition on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Core & Main

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Core & Main, Inc. distributes water, wastewater, storm drainage, and fire protection products and related services to municipalities, private water companies, and professional contractors in the municipal, non-residential, and residential end markets in the United States. Its products include pipes, valves, hydrants, fittings, and other products and services; storm drainage products, such as corrugated piping systems, retention basins, inline drains, manholes, grates, geosynthetics, and other related products; fire protection products, including fire protection pipes, sprinkler heads and other devices, fire suppression systems, and related accessories, as well as fabrication services; and meter products, such as smart meter products, installation, software and other services. The company's specialty products and services are used in the maintenance, repair, replacement, and construction of water and fire protection infrastructure. Core & Main, Inc. was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

About Adara Acquisition

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Adara Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. The company intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. It focuses on searching for businesses in the consumer products industry and related sectors, including those consumer industry businesses in the health and wellness, e-commerce, discretionary spending, and information technology sectors and related channels of distribution. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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