Adara Acquisition (NASDAQ:ADRA) & Core & Main (NYSE:CNM) Head to Head Review

Adara Acquisition (NASDAQ:ADRAGet Rating) and Core & Main (NYSE:CNMGet Rating) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Adara Acquisition and Core & Main, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Adara Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A
Core & Main 1 4 5 0 2.40

Core & Main has a consensus target price of $28.80, suggesting a potential upside of 23.92%. Given Core & Main’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Core & Main is more favorable than Adara Acquisition.

Profitability

This table compares Adara Acquisition and Core & Main’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Adara Acquisition N/A -87.52% 2.72%
Core & Main 4.05% 19.33% 7.77%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.9% of Adara Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.9% of Core & Main shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Core & Main shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Adara Acquisition has a beta of 0.02, suggesting that its share price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Core & Main has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Adara Acquisition and Core & Main’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Adara Acquisition N/A N/A $3.24 million N/A N/A
Core & Main $5.00 billion 1.14 $166.00 million $1.03 22.56

Core & Main has higher revenue and earnings than Adara Acquisition.

Summary

Core & Main beats Adara Acquisition on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Adara Acquisition

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Adara Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. The company intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. It focuses on searching for businesses in the consumer products industry and related sectors, including those consumer industry businesses in the health and wellness, e-commerce, discretionary spending, and information technology sectors and related channels of distribution. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

About Core & Main

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Core & Main, Inc. distributes water, wastewater, storm drainage, and fire protection products and related services to municipalities, private water companies, and professional contractors in the municipal, non-residential, and residential end markets in the United States. Its products include pipes, valves, hydrants, fittings, and other products and services; storm drainage products, such as corrugated piping systems, retention basins, inline drains, manholes, grates, geosynthetics, and other related products; fire protection products, including fire protection pipes, sprinkler heads and other devices, fire suppression systems, and related accessories, as well as fabrication services; and meter products, such as smart meter products, installation, software and other services. The company's specialty products and services are used in the maintenance, repair, replacement, and construction of water and fire protection infrastructure. Core & Main, Inc. was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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