Aspen Aerogels Inc. (ASPN) and PGT Innovations Inc. (NYSE:PGTI) Comparison side by side

We will be comparing the differences between Aspen Aerogels Inc. (NYSE:ASPN) and PGT Innovations Inc. (NYSE:PGTI) as far as risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the General Building Materials industry.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aspen Aerogels Inc. 104.36M 0.72 34.44M -0.93 0.00
PGT Innovations Inc. 698.49M 1.21 53.93M 0.98 14.55

Demonstrates Aspen Aerogels Inc. and PGT Innovations Inc. earnings per share, top-line revenue and valuation.


Table 2 provides Aspen Aerogels Inc. and PGT Innovations Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aspen Aerogels Inc. -33.00% -20.2% -16.1%
PGT Innovations Inc. 7.72% 23.9% 9.8%

Risk and Volatility

A 2.07 beta indicates that Aspen Aerogels Inc. is 107.00% more volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, PGT Innovations Inc. is 2.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 1.02 beta.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Aspen Aerogels Inc. are 2 and 1.4. Competitively, PGT Innovations Inc. has 2.8 and 2.2 for Current and Quick Ratio. PGT Innovations Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Aspen Aerogels Inc.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both Aspen Aerogels Inc. and PGT Innovations Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 69% and 95% respectively. Insiders held 1.8% of Aspen Aerogels Inc. shares. On the other hand, insiders held about 3% of PGT Innovations Inc.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Aspen Aerogels Inc. -10.51% 22.06% -1.78% -31.12% -27.35% 55.87%
PGT Innovations Inc. -20.52% -14.12% -25.3% -42.03% -22.34% -9.84%

For the past year Aspen Aerogels Inc. has 55.87% stronger performance while PGT Innovations Inc. has -9.84% weaker performance.


PGT Innovations Inc. beats Aspen Aerogels Inc. on 10 of the 11 factors.

PGT Innovations, Inc. manufactures and supplies residential impact-resistant windows and doors in the Southeastern United States, the Gulf Coast, Coastal mid-Atlantic, the Caribbean, Central America, and Canada. The company offers heavy-duty aluminum or vinyl frames with laminated glass to provide protection from hurricane-force winds and wind-borne debris; and non-impact vinyl windows with insulating glass and multi-chambered frames for various climate zones. It also provides customizable non-impact-resistant aluminum frame windows and doors; and non-glass vertical and horizontal sliding panels for porch enclosures, including vinyl-glazed aluminum-framed products used for enclosing screened-in porches that provide protection from inclement weather, as well as cabana doors. In addition, the company offers high-end aluminum impact-resistant products; aluminum impact-resistant windows and doors; vinyl energy-efficient impact-resistant windows; and commercial storefront window system and entry doors. Further, it provides high-end luxury aluminum doors and windows, such as impact and non-impact sliding glass doors and terrace doors, fixed picture windows, single hung windows, and horizontal rolling windows; and various aluminum thermally broken doors and windows. The company offers its products primarily under the PGT, CGI, and WinDoor brands, as well as WinGuard, WinGuard Vinyl and EnergyVue, Eze-Breeze, Estate Collection, Sentinel, Estate Entrances, Commercial Series, and Targa names. It serves residential new construction, and repair and remodeling end markets through window and building supply distributors, window replacement dealers, and enclosure contractors. The company was formerly known as PGT, Inc. and changed its name to PGT Innovations, Inc. in December 2016. PGT Innovations, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in North Venice, Florida.

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