Owens Corning, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells glass fiber reinforcements and other materials for composites; and residential and commercial building materials worldwide. It operates in three segments: Composites, Insulation, and Roofing. The Composites segment manufactures, fabricates, and sells glass reinforcements in the form of fiber; and manufactures and sells glass fiber products in the form of fabrics, non-wovens, and other specialized products. Its products are used in pipe, roofing shingles, sporting goods, consumer electronics, telecommunications cables, boats, aviation, defense, automotive, industrial containers, and wind-energy applications in the building and construction, transportation, consumer, industrial, and power and energy markets. The Insulation segment manufactures and sells fiberglass insulation into residential, commercial, industrial, and other markets for thermal and acoustical applications; and manufactures and sells glass fiber pipe insulation, flexible duct media, bonded and granulated mineral fiber insulation, and foam insulation used in above- and below-grade construction applications. This segment sells its products primarily to the insulation installers, home centers, lumberyards, retailers, and distributors. The Roofing segment manufactures and sells residential roofing shingles, oxidized asphalt materials, and roofing components used in residential and commercial construction, and specialty applications, as well as synthetic packaging materials. This segment sells its products through home centers, lumberyards, retailers, distributors, and contractors, as well as to roofing contractors for built-up roofing asphalt systems and to manufacturers in automotive, chemical, rubber, and construction industries. Owens Corning was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.
Business Analysis of Owens Corning
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- Revenue Growth: Owens Corning reported a revenue growth of 6.1% year-on-year during 2016. Building Materials & Fixtures Industry grew at 10.7% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Owens Corning spent 75.7% of its total revenues on COGS. Building Materials & Fixtures industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 72.8%
- R&D share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Owens Corning spent 1.4% of its total revenues on R&D. Building Materials & Fixtures industry average R&D spending in the same period was 0.1%
- SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Owens Corning spent 10.3% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Building Materials & Fixtures industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 16.5%
- Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Owens Corning spent 12.5% of its total revenues on Inventories. Building Materials & Fixtures industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 11.3%
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Owens Corning invested 16.9% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Building Materials & Fixtures industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 7.6%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Owens Corning invested 11.9% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Building Materials & Fixtures industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 11.6%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Owens Corning invested 54.8% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Building Materials & Fixtures industry average PPE investment in the same period was 26.2%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Owens Corning invested 43.6% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Building Materials & Fixtures industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 27.0%
- Net Margins: Owens Corning Net Margins in the year 2016 were 6.9%. Building Materials & Fixtures industry average Net Margins in the same period were 6.8%
Sector and Industry Association of Owens Corning
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Owens Corning is associated with Industrials Sector Group, Construction and Building Products Sector, and Building Materials & Fixtures Industry.
Construction and Building Products sector is comprised of the following industries: Building Materials & Fixtures; Heavy Construction. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Building Materials & Fixtures industry includes producers of materials used in the construction and refurbishment of buildings and structures, including cement and other aggregates, wooden beams and frames, paint, glass, roofing and flooring materials other than carpets. Building Materials & Fixtures companies also offer bathroom and kitchen fixtures, plumbing supplies and central air-conditioning and heating equipment.
- Heavy Construction industry includes companies engaged in the construction of commercial buildings, infrastructure such as roads and bridges, residential apartment buildings, and providers of services to construction companies, such as architects, masons, plumbers and electrical contractors. Heavy Construction companies also offer construction equipment.
Industry Ranking of Owens Corning
With $5.7 billion revenues, Owens Corning ranked number 4 of all the companies in the US Building Materials & Fixtures industry. There were a total of 60 public companies in the US Building Materials & Fixtures industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Building Materials & Fixtures industry by revenues during 2016 were:
- Masco ($7.4 billion)
- HD Supply Holdings ($7.1 billion)
- Builders FirstSource ($6.4 billion)
- Owens Corning ($5.7 billion)
- Fortune Brands Home & Security ($5 billion)
- Watsco ($4.2 billion)
- Beacon Roofing Supply ($4.1 billion)
- Fastenal ($4 billion)
- Boise Cascade ($3.9 billion)
- Martin Marietta Materials ($3.8 billion)
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