Analyzing TITAN Cem Co S/ADR (TITCY) and Tractor Supply (TSCO)

TITAN Cem Co S/ADR (OTCMKTS:TITCY) and Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) are both construction companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TITAN Cem Co S/ADR and Tractor Supply’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TITAN Cem Co S/ADR $1.70 billion 1.10 $48.24 million N/A N/A
Tractor Supply $7.26 billion 1.63 $422.59 million $3.33 29.17

Tractor Supply has higher revenue and earnings than TITAN Cem Co S/ADR.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.0% of Tractor Supply shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Tractor Supply shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

TITAN Cem Co S/ADR has a beta of -0.23, suggesting that its stock price is 123% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tractor Supply has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

TITAN Cem Co S/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Tractor Supply pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Tractor Supply pays out 37.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Tractor Supply has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Tractor Supply is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for TITAN Cem Co S/ADR and Tractor Supply, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TITAN Cem Co S/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tractor Supply 0 10 14 0 2.58

Tractor Supply has a consensus price target of $87.29, indicating a potential downside of 10.14%. Given Tractor Supply’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Tractor Supply is more favorable than TITAN Cem Co S/ADR.

Profitability

This table compares TITAN Cem Co S/ADR and Tractor Supply’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TITAN Cem Co S/ADR 3.68% 3.95% 2.04%
Tractor Supply 6.54% 36.23% 16.51%

Summary

Tractor Supply beats TITAN Cem Co S/ADR on 14 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

TITAN Cem Co S/ADR Company Profile

Titan Cement Company S.A. engages in the production, trade, and distribution of construction materials primarily in Greece, the Balkans, Egypt, Turkey, the United States, and Brazil. The company offers cement and cementitious materials, ready-mix concrete, cement blocks, dry mortars, and fly ash, as well as aggregates, such as sand, gravel, crushed stone, and recycled concrete for use in construction applications. It is also involved in the shipping, trading, and port activities; production and trade of electricity; import and distribution of cement; ownership/development of real estate properties; and provision of financial, real estate brokerage, insurance, and transportation services. In addition, the company engages in processing alternative fuels; renting and leasing machines, equipment, and material goods; and the provision of engineering design services for solid and liquid waste facilities. Titan Cement Company S.A. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Athens, Greece.

Tractor Supply Company Profile

Tractor Supply Company operates rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. The company offers a selection of merchandise, including equine, livestock, pet, and small animal products necessary for their health, care, growth, and containment; hardware, truck, towing, and tool products; seasonal products, such as heating products, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts, and toys; work/recreational clothing and footwear; and maintenance products for agricultural and rural use. As of December 30, 2017, it operated 1,853 retail stores in 49 states. The company operates its retail stores under the Tractor Supply Company, Del's Feed & Farm Supply, and Petsense names. It also operates e-commerce Websites, TractorSupply.com and Petsense.com. The company sells its products to recreational farmers, ranchers, and others, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Tractor Supply Company was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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