Armstrong Flooring (NYSE:AFI) and Flasr (OTCMKTS:FLSR) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
98.0% of Armstrong Flooring shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Armstrong Flooring shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 29.5% of Flasr shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Armstrong Flooring and Flasr, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Armstrong Flooring currently has a consensus target price of $19.67, indicating a potential upside of 36.95%. Given Armstrong Flooring’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Armstrong Flooring is more favorable than Flasr.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Armstrong Flooring and Flasr’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Armstrong Flooring||$1.13 billion||0.33||-$41.80 million||$0.21||68.38|
Flasr has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Armstrong Flooring.
This table compares Armstrong Flooring and Flasr’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility and Risk
Armstrong Flooring has a beta of 2.26, meaning that its stock price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Flasr has a beta of -3.5, meaning that its stock price is 450% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Armstrong Flooring beats Flasr on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Armstrong Flooring
Armstrong Flooring, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells flooring products in North America and the Pacific Rim. It operates through two segments, Resilient Flooring and Wood Flooring. The Resilient Flooring segment offers a range of floor coverings primarily for homes and commercial buildings under the Armstrong brand; and luxury vinyl tile products, vinyl tile flooring, vinyl sheet products, and laminate products, as well as installs and maintains materials and accessories. The Wood Flooring segment provides hardwood flooring products under the Armstrong and Bruce brand names for use in residential construction and renovation, as well as in commercial applications, including stores, restaurants, and offices. This segment offers pre-finished solid and engineered wood flooring products, as well as related accessories. The company sells its products to independent wholesale flooring distributors, large home centers, retailers, flooring contractors, and the manufactured homes industry, as well as through architects, designers, end users, and regional and national builders. Armstrong Flooring, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
FLASR, Inc. produces and sells portable tobacco flasks for tobacco and moist snuff users in the United States. It offers FLASR, a portable reusable spittoon system that is used primarily to contain moist tobacco by product. The company sells its products to convenience stores through wholesale distribution channels; and sells directly through its Website FLASR.com, as well as through amazon.com. FLASR, Inc. is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
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