ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) and Frontdoor (NASDAQ:FTDR) are both construction companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Frontdoor shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of ABM Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ABM Industries and Frontdoor’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ABM Industries $5.45 billion 0.37 $3.79 million $1.75 17.69
Frontdoor N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

ABM Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Frontdoor.


ABM Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Frontdoor does not pay a dividend. ABM Industries pays out 40.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ABM Industries has raised its dividend for 50 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for ABM Industries and Frontdoor, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ABM Industries 0 1 0 0 2.00
Frontdoor 0 1 4 0 2.80

ABM Industries currently has a consensus price target of $40.00, indicating a potential upside of 29.20%. Frontdoor has a consensus price target of $46.25, indicating a potential upside of 113.72%. Given Frontdoor’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Frontdoor is more favorable than ABM Industries.


This table compares ABM Industries and Frontdoor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ABM Industries 1.34% 7.75% 2.92%
Frontdoor N/A N/A N/A


ABM Industries beats Frontdoor on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ABM Industries

ABM Industries Incorporated provides integrated facility solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Business & Industry, Aviation, Technology & Manufacturing, Education, Technical Solutions, and Healthcare segments. It offers janitorial, electrical and lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC and mechanical, landscape and turf, mission critical solutions, and parking. The company also provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban, and rural areas to properties of various sizes ranging from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants, and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About Frontdoor

frontdoor, inc. operates a home services platform that provides home service plans to homeowners in the United States. It provides services under the HSA, OneGuard, Landmark, and American Home Shield brand names. The company serves homeowners who require assistance with technical home repair issues by utilizing its network of pre-qualified professional contractor firms. The company was formerly known as AHS Holding Company, Inc. and changed its name to frontdoor, inc. in July 2018. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. frontdoor, inc. is a subsidiary of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc.

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