Comparing American Woodmark (AMWD) & JELD-WEN (JELD)

American Woodmark (NASDAQ: AMWD) and JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for American Woodmark and JELD-WEN, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Woodmark 0 1 2 0 2.67
JELD-WEN 0 8 6 0 2.43

American Woodmark currently has a consensus target price of $142.00, suggesting a potential upside of 63.03%. JELD-WEN has a consensus target price of $38.23, suggesting a potential upside of 27.05%. Given American Woodmark’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe American Woodmark is more favorable than JELD-WEN.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares American Woodmark and JELD-WEN’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Woodmark $1.03 billion 1.48 $71.19 million $4.45 19.61
JELD-WEN $3.76 billion 0.85 $10.79 million $1.48 20.39

American Woodmark has higher earnings, but lower revenue than JELD-WEN. American Woodmark is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than JELD-WEN, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

American Woodmark has a beta of 1.75, meaning that its share price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JELD-WEN has a beta of 2.32, meaning that its share price is 132% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares American Woodmark and JELD-WEN’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Woodmark 5.56% 17.54% 9.02%
JELD-WEN 0.29% 18.76% 5.29%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.0% of American Woodmark shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.6% of JELD-WEN shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of American Woodmark shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.6% of JELD-WEN shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


American Woodmark beats JELD-WEN on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Woodmark Company Profile

American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and home construction markets in the United States. The company offers framed stock cabinets in approximately 514 various cabinet lines, which include 85 door designs in a range of painted and stained finishes on maple, cherry, and oak, as well as engineered fronts under the Duraform mark name. It offers cabinets in various sizes, and construction and decorative options for a range of design layouts; and turnkey installation services to its direct builder customers through a network of seven service centers. The company sells its products under the American Woodmark, Simply Woodmark, Timberlake, Shenandoah Cabinetry, Shenandoah Value Series, and Waypoint Living Spaces brand names. It markets its products primarily through home centers, builders, and independent dealers and distributors. American Woodmark Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Winchester, Virginia.

JELD-WEN Company Profile

JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. manufactures and sells doors and windows primarily in North America, Europe, and Australasia. The company offers a line of residential interior and exterior door products, including patio doors, and folding or sliding wall systems; non-residential doors; and wood, vinyl, and aluminum windows. It also provides other ancillary products and services, such as shower enclosures and wardrobes, moldings, trim boards, lumber, cutstocks, glass, staircases, hardware and locks, cabinets, and screens, as well as molded door skins, and miscellaneous installation and other services. The company markets its products under the JELD-WEN brand; and various regional brands, such as Swedoor, DANA, Corinthian, Stegbar, and Trend. Its customers include wholesale distributors and retailers, as well as individual contractors and consumers. The company was founded in 1960 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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