Masonite International Corporation (NYSE: DOOR) and Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ:RGSE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
98.0% of Masonite International Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.0% of Real Goods Solar shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Masonite International Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Real Goods Solar shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Masonite International Corporation and Real Goods Solar’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Masonite International Corporation||$1.97 billion||1.13||$224.26 million||$3.36||22.11|
|Real Goods Solar||$16.14 million||0.44||-$10.95 million||($496.98)||0.00|
Masonite International Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Real Goods Solar. Real Goods Solar is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Masonite International Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Masonite International Corporation and Real Goods Solar, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Masonite International Corporation||0||0||8||0||3.00|
|Real Goods Solar||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Masonite International Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $78.63, indicating a potential upside of 5.82%. Given Masonite International Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Masonite International Corporation is more favorable than Real Goods Solar.
Volatility & Risk
Masonite International Corporation has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Real Goods Solar has a beta of 2.03, suggesting that its stock price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Masonite International Corporation and Real Goods Solar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Masonite International Corporation||5.29%||14.73%||6.72%|
|Real Goods Solar||-159.31%||-575.03%||-85.04%|
Masonite International Corporation beats Real Goods Solar on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Masonite International Corporation Company Profile
Masonite International Corporation is designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior doors for the residential new construction; the residential repair, renovation and remodeling, and the non-residential building construction markets. The Company principally operates in North America; Europe, Asia and Latin America, and Africa. The Company markets and sells its products to remodeling contractors, builders, homeowners, retailers, dealers, lumberyards, commercial and general contractors and architects through wholesale and retail distribution channels. Its portfolio of brands includes Masonite, Marshfield, Premdor, Mohawk, Megantic, Algoma, Baillargeon, Birchwood Best and Lemieux. In February 2014, Masonite International Corporation completed the acquisition of Door-Stop International Limited.
Real Goods Solar Company Profile
Real Goods Solar, Inc. is a residential and commercial solar energy engineering, procurement, and construction company. The Company offers turnkey services, including design, procurement, permitting, build-out, grid connection, financing referrals and warranty and customer satisfaction activities. Its solar energy systems use solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. The Company operates in three segments: Residential – the installation of solar systems for homeowners, including lease financing thereof, and for small businesses (small commercial) in the continental United States; Sunetric – the installation of solar systems for both homeowners and small business owners (small commercial) in Hawaii, and Other – retail store and corporate operations.
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