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Vulcan Materials is Among the Companies in the Construction Materials Industry With the Lowest Return on Equity (VMC, MLM, USLM, EXP, HW)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Construction Materials industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Vulcan Materials ranks lowest with a ROE of 4.0%. Martin Marietta Materials is next with a ROE of 6.2%. United States Lime & Minerals ranks third lowest with a ROE of 9.1%.

Eagle Materials follows with a ROE of 16.7%, and Headwaters rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 76.9%.

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