American Woodmark (NASDAQ: AMWD) and Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
75.6% of American Woodmark shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.2% of Masonite International shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of American Woodmark shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Masonite International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for American Woodmark and Masonite International, as reported by MarketBeat.
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American Woodmark currently has a consensus target price of $142.00, indicating a potential upside of 43.58%. Masonite International has a consensus target price of $77.00, indicating a potential upside of 24.90%. Given American Woodmark’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe American Woodmark is more favorable than Masonite International.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares American Woodmark and Masonite International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Masonite International has higher revenue and earnings than American Woodmark. Masonite International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than American Woodmark, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares American Woodmark and Masonite International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility and Risk
American Woodmark has a beta of 1.74, meaning that its stock price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Masonite International has a beta of 1.23, meaning that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.
American Woodmark beats Masonite International on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About American Woodmark
American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and home construction markets in the United States. The company offers framed stock cabinets in approximately 514 various cabinet lines, which include 85 door designs in a range of painted and stained finishes on maple, cherry, and oak, as well as engineered fronts under the Duraform mark name. It offers cabinets in various sizes, and construction and decorative options for a range of design layouts; and turnkey installation services to its direct builder customers through a network of seven service centers. The company sells its products under the American Woodmark, Simply Woodmark, Timberlake, Shenandoah Cabinetry, Shenandoah Value Series, and Waypoint Living Spaces brand names. It markets its products primarily through home centers, builders, and independent dealers and distributors. American Woodmark Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Winchester, Virginia.
About Masonite International
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.
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