Stock in Focus: Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR)

Company Profile:

Builders FirstSource, Inc. manufactures and supplies building materials, manufactured components, and construction services to professional contractors, sub-contractors, and consumers in the United States. Its products include lumber and lumber sheet goods comprising dimensional lumber, plywood, and OSB products that are used in on-site house framing; and windows, and interior and exterior door units, as well as interior trims and custom products under the Synboard brand. The company’s manufactured products consist of wood floor and roof trusses, steel roof trusses, wall panels, stairs, and engineered wood; gypsum, roofing and insulation products, including wallboards, ceilings, joint treatment, and finishes, as well as vinyl, composite, and wood sidings; and exterior trims, other exteriors, metal studs, and cement. In addition, it offers other building products and services, such as cabinets and hardware, as well as turn-key framing, shell construction, design assistance, and professional installation services. The company was formerly known as BSL Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Builders FirstSource, Inc. in October 1999. Builders FirstSource, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Recent News:

The company reported net sales for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 were $1.8 billion, a sales increase of 15.0 percent over net sales for the fourth quarter of 2016. Sales per day, excluding closed locations, grew 13.2 percent in the quarter.

The company reported 2017 net sales were $7.0 billion, a 10.5 percent increase over 2016. Sales, excluding closed locations, grew 10.7 percent.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

BLDR’s strengths can be seen in its strong profitability and robust efficiency compared with its peers. Its revenue have increased over recent several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic Oscillator. The RSI stands at 56.45 with positive bias. We rate Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR) a STRONG BUY.

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