Buzzi Unicem (OTCMKTS:BZZUF) vs. Cemex SAB de CV (OTCMKTS:CX) Head to Head Review

Buzzi Unicem (OTCMKTS:BZZUF) and Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX) are both mid-cap construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Buzzi Unicem has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its stock price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cemex SAB de CV has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.1% of Cemex SAB de CV shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Cemex SAB de CV shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Buzzi Unicem and Cemex SAB de CV, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Buzzi Unicem 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cemex SAB de CV 0 4 1 0 2.20

Cemex SAB de CV has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 66.20%. Given Cemex SAB de CV’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cemex SAB de CV is more favorable than Buzzi Unicem.

Dividends

Cemex SAB de CV pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Buzzi Unicem does not pay a dividend. Cemex SAB de CV pays out 14.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Buzzi Unicem and Cemex SAB de CV’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Buzzi Unicem N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cemex SAB de CV $14.37 billion 0.38 $545.33 million $0.35 10.31

Cemex SAB de CV has higher revenue and earnings than Buzzi Unicem.

Profitability

This table compares Buzzi Unicem and Cemex SAB de CV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Buzzi Unicem N/A N/A N/A
Cemex SAB de CV 2.51% 1.78% 0.69%

Summary

Cemex SAB de CV beats Buzzi Unicem on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Buzzi Unicem Company Profile

Buzzi Unicem SpA, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distributes, and sells cement, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates. The company has operations in Italy, the United States, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, and Brazil. Buzzi Unicem SpA was founded in 1907 and is based in Casale Monferrato, Italy.

Cemex SAB de CV Company Profile

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, distributes, and sells cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, clinker, and other construction materials. The company also offers various complementary construction products, including asphalt products; concrete blocks and roof tiles; architectural products; concrete pipes for storm and sanitary sewers applications; and other precast products comprising rail products, concrete floors, box culverts, bridges, drainage basins, barriers, and parking curbs. In addition, it provides building solutions for housing projects, pavement projects, and green building consultancy services; and information technology solutions. The company has operations in Mexico; the United States; Europe; South and Central America, and the Caribbean; Asia, the Middle East, and Africa; and internationally. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico.

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