Reviewing Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) and Reliance Worldwide (OTCMKTS:RLLWF)

Reliance Worldwide (OTCMKTS:RLLWFGet Free Report) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWIGet Free Report) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.9% of Armstrong World Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Armstrong World Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Reliance Worldwide 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
Reliance Worldwide N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Armstrong World Industries $1.30 billion 4.20 $223.80 million $5.00 24.84

Armstrong World Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Reliance Worldwide.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Reliance Worldwide N/A N/A N/A
Armstrong World Industries 17.28% 41.56% 14.02%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Reliance Worldwide and Armstrong World Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Reliance Worldwide 0 0 0 0 N/A
Armstrong World Industries 0 3 3 0 2.50

Armstrong World Industries has a consensus price target of $98.29, suggesting a potential downside of 20.88%. Given Armstrong World Industries’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Armstrong World Industries is more favorable than Reliance Worldwide.

Summary

Armstrong World Industries beats Reliance Worldwide on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Reliance Worldwide

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Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and supply of water flow, control, and monitoring products and solutions for plumbing and heating industries. It offers plumbing solutions comprising brass and plastic push-to-connect plumbing fittings, other fittings, pipes, valves, and integrated installation solutions; appliance installations solutions, such as fluid tech and appliance installation and repair services; and other products. The company provides its products under the SharkBite, JG Speedfit, HoldRite, CashAcme, Reliance Valves, MultiSafe, and John Guest brands. It distributes its products through retail, wholesale, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company operates in Australia, New Zealand, Korea, China, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, and Poland. Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Armstrong World Industries

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Armstrong World Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of ceiling and wall solutions in the Americas. It operates through Mineral Fiber and Architectural Specialties segments. The company offers mineral fiber, fiberglass wool, metal, wood, felt, wood fiber, and glass-reinforced-gypsum; ceiling component products, such as ceiling perimeters and trims, as well as grid products that support drywall ceiling systems; ceilings, walls, and facades for use in commercial settings; and manufactures ceiling suspension system (grid) products. It serves commercial and residential construction markets, as well as renovation of existing buildings sectors. The company sells its products to resale distributors, ceiling system contractors, wholesalers, and retailers comprising large home centers. Armstrong World Industries, Inc. was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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