NCI Building Systems Inc. (NCS) and BMC Stock Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BMCH) Contrasting side by side

We are contrasting NCI Building Systems Inc. (NYSE:NCS) and BMC Stock Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BMCH) on their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation. They both are General Building Materials companies, competing one another.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NCI Building Systems Inc. 3.36B 0.23 457.14M 0.15 47.71
BMC Stock Holdings Inc. 3.68B 0.37 119.74M 1.56 12.35

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for NCI Building Systems Inc. and BMC Stock Holdings Inc. BMC Stock Holdings Inc. has higher revenue and earnings than NCI Building Systems Inc. Business that presently has a higher price-to-earnings ratio means that it is the more expensive of the two businesses. NCI Building Systems Inc.’s shares have been trading at higher price-to-earnings ratio which means it is presently more expensive than BMC Stock Holdings Inc.


Table 2 shows us the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NCI Building Systems Inc. -13.61% 0% 0%
BMC Stock Holdings Inc. 3.25% 13.8% 7%

Volatility & Risk

NCI Building Systems Inc.’s 1.9 beta indicates that its volatility is 90.00% more volatile than that of Standard and Poor’s 500. BMC Stock Holdings Inc. has a 1.14 beta and it is 14.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


NCI Building Systems Inc. has a Current Ratio of 1.9 and a Quick Ratio of 1. Competitively, BMC Stock Holdings Inc.’s Current Ratio is 2.4 and has 1.4 Quick Ratio. BMC Stock Holdings Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than NCI Building Systems Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The table given features the ratings and recommendations for NCI Building Systems Inc. and BMC Stock Holdings Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
NCI Building Systems Inc. 1 2 0 2.67
BMC Stock Holdings Inc. 0 0 1 3.00

NCI Building Systems Inc. has a consensus price target of $6.67, and a 9.70% upside potential. On the other hand, BMC Stock Holdings Inc.’s potential upside is 8.70% and its average price target is $22. The data provided earlier shows that NCI Building Systems Inc. appears more favorable than BMC Stock Holdings Inc., based on analyst view.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

NCI Building Systems Inc. and BMC Stock Holdings Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 95.4% and 0%. Insiders held roughly 1.4% of NCI Building Systems Inc.’s shares. On the other hand, insiders held about 0.7% of BMC Stock Holdings Inc.’s shares.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
NCI Building Systems Inc. 0.55% -10.54% -33.58% -53.94% -53.8% 0.69%
BMC Stock Holdings Inc. 9.43% 12.3% 13.22% -14.92% 1.69% 24.48%

For the past year NCI Building Systems Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than BMC Stock Holdings Inc.


BMC Stock Holdings Inc. beats NCI Building Systems Inc. on 13 of the 15 factors.

NCI Building Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets metal products for the nonresidential construction industry in North America. It operates through three segments: Engineered Building Systems, Metal Components, and Metal Coil Coating. The Engineered Building Systems segment offers engineered structural members and panels; and self-storage building systems under the Metallic, Mid-West Steel, A & S, All American, Mesco, Star, Ceco, Robertson, Garco, Heritage, and brands to builders, general contractors, developers, and end users directly, as well as through private label companies. The Metal Components segment offers metal roof and wall systems, metal partitions, metal trims, doors, insulated panels, and other related accessories for use in new construction, and in repair and retrofit applications; manufactures roll-up doors; and sells interior and exterior walk doors under the MBCI, American Building Components, Eco-ficient, Metl-Span, CENTRIA, Metal Depots, and Doors and Buildings Components brands to manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors, distributors, lumberyards, cooperative buying groups, and other customers. The Metal Coil Coating segment engages in cleaning, treating, and painting various flat-rolled metals in coil form, as well as in slitting and/or embossing the metal, before the metal is fabricated for use by various industrial users. It also cleans, treats, and coats heavy gauge and light gauge metal coils for third parties for use in various applications, including construction products, heating and air conditioning systems, water heaters, lighting fixtures, ceiling grids, office furniture, appliances, and other products; and provides toll coating and painted metal package services under the Metal Coaters and Metal Prep brands. This segment principally serves original equipment manufacturers. NCI Building Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. operates as lumber and building materials distributor and solutions provider in the United States. Its primary products include structural components, such as floor trusses, roof trusses, wall panels, and engineered wood products; lumber and lumber sheet goods, including dimensional lumber, plywood, and oriented strand board products used in on-site house framing under the Ready-Frame brand; and millwork, windows and doors comprising interior and exterior doors, windows, interior trim, custom millwork, moldings, stairs and stair parts, and cabinetry, among other products. The company also sells other building products and services that consist of hardware, wood boards, gypsum, insulation, roofing, siding, and flooring; and offers design, product specification, installation, and installation management services. It serves large-scale production homebuilders, custom homebuilders, and repair and remodeling contractors. The company provides its products through a network of suppliers. BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.