Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Masco Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Masco Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Masco Corporation 0 2 13 0 2.87
Masco Corporation Competitors 97 538 829 23 2.52

Masco Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $40.77, indicating a potential upside of 9.27%. As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies have a potential upside of 16.21%. Given Masco Corporation’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Masco Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Masco Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Masco Corporation pays out 24.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 31.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Masco Corporation has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.5% of Masco Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.9% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Masco Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Masco Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Masco Corporation 7.09% 20,509.09% 10.67%
Masco Corporation Competitors -23.91% 870.33% 5.77%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Masco Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Masco Corporation $7.47 billion $1.23 billion 23.03
Masco Corporation Competitors $2.53 billion $322.06 million 27.24

Masco Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Masco Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Masco Corporation has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Masco Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.40, meaning that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Masco Corporation beats its rivals on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Masco Corporation

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes branded home improvement and building products. The Company operates through four business segments: Plumbing Products, Decorative Architectural Products, Cabinetry Products, and Windows and Other Specialty Products. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes BEHR paint; DELTA and HANSGROHE faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KRAFTMAID and MERILLAT cabinets; MILGARD windows and doors, and HOT SPRING spas. The Company’s plumbing products include faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures and toilets and are sold to home center retailers and to wholesalers and distributors. It also produces architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paints, stains and waterproofing products. In North America, it manufactures and sells value-priced, stock and semi-custom assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office and home entertainment applications.

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