Critical Contrast: China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp (CADC) and Concrete Pumping (BBCP)

China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp (NASDAQ:CADC) and Concrete Pumping (NASDAQ:BBCP) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp has a beta of 2.33, indicating that its share price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Concrete Pumping has a beta of 0.63, indicating that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp and Concrete Pumping’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp -17.28% -82.25% -13.15%
Concrete Pumping N/A -0.98% -0.18%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp and Concrete Pumping, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Concrete Pumping 0 0 1 0 3.00

Concrete Pumping has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 77.78%. Given Concrete Pumping’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Concrete Pumping is more favorable than China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.3% of Concrete Pumping shares are held by institutional investors. 38.9% of China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp and Concrete Pumping’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp $45.74 million 0.40 -$7.39 million N/A N/A
Concrete Pumping $243.22 million 0.80 -$7.11 million $2.47 2.73

Concrete Pumping has higher revenue and earnings than China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp.

Summary

Concrete Pumping beats China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About China Advanced Constructn Mtrls Grp

China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells construction materials for large scale infrastructure, commercial, and residential developments primarily in the People's Republic of China. Its products include ready-mixed concrete blends, controlled low-strength materials, high-strength concrete products with customized fibers, and soil cement and foundation concretes; and compound admixture, lightweight aggregate, thermostat, and C100 high performance concrete products. The company sells its products to construction companies. It serves subcontractors, general contractors, property owners and developers, governmental agencies, and home builders. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Beijing, China.

About Concrete Pumping

Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. provides concrete pumping and concrete waste management services. The company offers concrete pumping services under the Brundage-Bone brand and concrete waste management services under the Eco-Pan brand in the United States; and concrete pumping services under the Camfaud brand in the United Kingdom. Its customers include commercial, infrastructure, and residential construction markets. The company is based in Denver, Colorado.

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