Jewett-Cameron Trading (NASDAQ:JCTCF) and Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Jewett-Cameron Trading and Lowe’s Companies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Jewett-Cameron Trading||$53.92 million||0.58||$2.92 million||N/A||N/A|
|Lowe’s Companies||$68.62 billion||1.06||$3.45 billion||$4.39||20.60|
Lowe’s Companies has higher revenue and earnings than Jewett-Cameron Trading.
Lowe’s Companies pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Jewett-Cameron Trading does not pay a dividend. Lowe’s Companies pays out 43.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lowe’s Companies has increased its dividend for 55 consecutive years.
Risk & Volatility
Jewett-Cameron Trading has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lowe’s Companies has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Jewett-Cameron Trading and Lowe’s Companies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Lowe’s Companies has a consensus target price of $111.88, suggesting a potential upside of 23.69%. Given Lowe’s Companies’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Lowe’s Companies is more favorable than Jewett-Cameron Trading.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
21.0% of Jewett-Cameron Trading shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.3% of Lowe’s Companies shares are held by institutional investors. 42.4% of Jewett-Cameron Trading shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Lowe’s Companies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Jewett-Cameron Trading and Lowe’s Companies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Lowe’s Companies beats Jewett-Cameron Trading on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Jewett-Cameron Trading
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes specialty metal products; and distributes wood products to home centers and other retailers primarily in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Industrial Wood Products; Lawn, Garden, Pet and Other; Seed Processing and Sales; and Industrial Tools and Clamps. The Industrial Wood Products segment processes and distributes industrial wood products. It offers treated plywood to boat manufacturers and the transportation industry. The Lawn, Garden, Pet and Other segment is involved in the wholesale of wood products, such as fencing and landscape timbers; and manufacture and distribution of specialty metal products comprising dog kennels, proprietary gate support systems, perimeter fencing, and greenhouses. The Seed Processing and Sales segment processes and distributes agricultural seeds to distributors. This segment is also involved in cleaning seeds. The Industrial Tools and Clamps segment imports and distributes pneumatic air tools, industrial clamps, saw blades, digital calipers, and laser guides to retailers under the MSI-Pro, Avenger, and ProMax brands. The company was founded in 1953 and is based in North Plains, Oregon.
About Lowe’s Companies
Lowe’s Cos., Inc. engages in the retail sale of home improvement products. It offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, home decorating, and property maintenance. It also provides home improvement products in the following categories: appliances, bathroom, building supply, electrical, flooring, hardware, paint, kitchen, plumbing, lighting & fans, outdoor living, windows, and doors. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Mooresville, NC.
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