Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. (CX) & Texas Industries (TXI) Head-To-Head Survey

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) and Texas Industries (NYSE:TXI) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.


This table compares Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. and Texas Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. 8.38% 8.71% 3.10%
Texas Industries N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. and Texas Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. 0 3 5 1 2.78
Texas Industries 0 1 0 0 2.00

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. currently has a consensus target price of $10.30, suggesting a potential upside of 27.16%. Texas Industries has a consensus target price of $82.00, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. Given Texas Industries’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Texas Industries is more favorable than Cemex S.A.B. de C.V..

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. and Texas Industries’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. $13.40 billion 0.88 $752.16 million $0.76 10.59
Texas Industries N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Texas Industries.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

42.0% of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. beats Texas Industries on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CEMEX) is an operating and holding company engaged, directly or indirectly, through its operating subsidiaries, primarily in the production, distribution, marketing and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, clinker and other construction materials throughout the world, and that provides construction-related services to customers and communities in over 50 countries throughout the world. The Company operates in various locations, including Mexico, the United States, Europe, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Its cement production facilities are located in Mexico, the United States, Spain, Egypt, Germany, Colombia, the Philippines, Poland, the Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom, Panama, Latvia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The Company is a supplier of aggregates, primarily the crushed stone, sand and gravel, used in various forms of construction.

About Texas Industries

Texas Industries, Inc. is a supplier of construction materials in the southwestern United States. The Company operates in three segments: cement, aggregates and consumer products. Its cement segment produces gray portland cement and specialty cements. The Company’s cement production and distribution facilities are concentrated primarily in Texas and California. Its aggregates segment produces natural aggregates, including sand, gravel and crushed limestone. The Company’s consumer products segment produces ready-mix concrete. It is also a supplier of natural aggregates and ready-mix concrete in Texas and northern Louisiana and in Oklahoma and Arkansas. As of May 31, 2013, the Company had 123 manufacturing facilities in five states. During the fiscal year ended May 31, 2013 (fiscal 2013), it produced approximately 4.3 million tons of finished cement. The Company produced approximately 14.2 million tons of natural aggregates during fiscal 2013.

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