Reviewing Cavco Industries (CVCO) & Deer Valley (DVLY)

Cavco Industries (NASDAQ:CVCO) and Deer Valley (OTCMKTS:DVLY) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Cavco Industries and Deer Valley’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cavco Industries 8.28% 15.72% 10.74%
Deer Valley N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

Cavco Industries has a beta of 1.69, indicating that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Deer Valley has a beta of 0.13, indicating that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Cavco Industries and Deer Valley, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cavco Industries 0 1 0 0 2.00
Deer Valley 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cavco Industries presently has a consensus price target of $170.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.02%. Given Cavco Industries’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Cavco Industries is more favorable than Deer Valley.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.3% of Cavco Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.5% of Cavco Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 81.6% of Deer Valley shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cavco Industries and Deer Valley’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cavco Industries $871.23 million 1.74 $61.50 million N/A N/A
Deer Valley $35.66 million 0.39 $1.96 million N/A N/A

Cavco Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Deer Valley.

Summary

Cavco Industries beats Deer Valley on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cavco Industries Company Profile

Cavco Industries, Inc. designs, produces, and retails manufactured homes primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Factory-Built Housing and Financial Services. The company markets its manufactured homes under the Cavco Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Fairmont Homes, Friendship Homes, Chariot Eagle, and Lexington Home brands. It also builds park model RVs; vacation cabins; and systems-built commercial structures, including apartment buildings, condominiums, hotels, workforce housing, schools, and housing for the United States military troops. In addition, the company produces modular homes, such as single and multi-module ranch, split-level, and Cape Cod style homes, as well as two and three story homes and multi-family units primarily under the Nationwide Homes brand. Further, it provides conforming mortgages, non-conforming mortgages, and home-only loans to purchasers of various brands of factory-built homes sold by company-owned retail sales centers, as well as various independent retailers, builders, communities, and developers. Additionally, the company offers property and casualty insurance to owners of manufactured homes. As of March 31, 2018, it operated 39 retail centers in Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida, Texas. The company also distributes its homes through a network of independent distribution points in 47 states, as well as Canada and Japan; and through planned community operators and residential developers. Cavco Industries, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Deer Valley Company Profile

Deer Valley Corporation, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells factory built homes primarily in the southeastern and south central regions of the United States. It operates through Factory-Built Housing and Financial Services segments. The company offers HUD code homes and modular homes. It also provides dealer inventory-secured financing for its factory built homes. Deer Valley Corporation markets its products in approximately 14 states through a network of independent dealers, builders, developers, and government agencies. The company was formerly known as Cytation Corporation and changed its name to Deer Valley Corporation in July 2006. Deer Valley Corporation is based in Tampa, Florida. Deer Valley Corporation is a subsidiary of Peerless Systems Corp.

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