Tecnoglass (NASDAQ: TGLS) and Masonite International Corporation (NYSE:DOOR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Dividends

Tecnoglass pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Masonite International Corporation does not pay a dividend. Tecnoglass pays out -48.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Tecnoglass has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Masonite International Corporation has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Tecnoglass and Masonite International Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tecnoglass 0 1 1 0 2.50
Masonite International Corporation 0 2 6 0 2.75

Tecnoglass currently has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 136.11%. Masonite International Corporation has a consensus target price of $75.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.37%. Given Tecnoglass’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Tecnoglass is more favorable than Masonite International Corporation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.8% of Tecnoglass shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.1% of Masonite International Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 67.2% of Tecnoglass shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Masonite International Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tecnoglass and Masonite International Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tecnoglass $308.14 million 0.79 $57.67 million ($0.27) -26.67
Masonite International Corporation $1.98 billion 0.96 $225.38 million $3.19 20.20

Masonite International Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Tecnoglass. Tecnoglass 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.

Profitability

This table compares Tecnoglass and Masonite International Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tecnoglass -2.45% 16.94% 4.36%
Masonite International Corporation 4.95% 14.01% 6.36%

Summary

Masonite International Corporation beats Tecnoglass on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tecnoglass

Tecnoglass Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells architectural glass and windows for residential and commercial construction industries in North, Central, and South America. The company offers soft coat, laminated/thermo-laminated, thermo-acoustic, tempered, silk-screened, curved, and digital print glass. It also produces, exports, imports, and markets aluminum products, including profiles, rods, bars, plates, tubes, and other hardware used in the manufacture of architectural glass settings, such as windows, doors, spatial separators, and similar products. In addition, the company provides floating facades, windows and doors, commercial display windows, hurricane-proof windows, automatic doors, bathroom dividers, polyvinyl structures, and other components of architectural systems. It markets and sells its products under the Tecnoglass, ES Windows, and Alutions brands through internal and independent sales representatives, as wells as directly to distributors. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Barranquilla, Colombia. Tecnoglass Inc. is a subsidiary of Energy Holding Corporation.

About Masonite International Corporation

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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