Masonite International (NYSE: DOOR) and Patrick Industries (NASDAQ:PATK) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Masonite International has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Patrick Industries has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Masonite International and Patrick Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Masonite International $1.97 billion 1.07 $98.62 million $3.16 23.42
Patrick Industries $1.22 billion 1.36 $55.57 million $4.43 22.37

Masonite International has higher revenue and earnings than Patrick Industries. Patrick Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Masonite International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Masonite International and Patrick Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Masonite International 0 4 6 0 2.60
Patrick Industries 0 1 2 0 2.67

Masonite International presently has a consensus price target of $75.80, suggesting a potential upside of 2.43%. Patrick Industries has a consensus price target of $80.67, suggesting a potential downside of 18.60%. Given Masonite International’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Masonite International is more favorable than Patrick Industries.

Profitability

This table compares Masonite International and Patrick Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Masonite International 4.75% 14.38% 6.33%
Patrick Industries 4.73% 24.60% 11.00%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.3% of Patrick Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Masonite International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.2% of Patrick Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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.

About Patrick Industries

Patrick Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of component products and distributor of building products and materials for the recreational vehicle (RV) and manufactured housing (MH) industrial markets for customers throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, it is a supplier to certain other industrial markets, such as kitchen cabinet, office and household furniture, fixtures and commercial furnishings, marine, and other industrial markets. The Company’s segments include Manufacturing and Distribution. It manufactures a range of products, which include decorative vinyl and paper laminated panels, solid surface, granite and quartz countertops, fabricated aluminum products, wrapped vinyl, paper and hardwood profile mouldings, slide-out trim and fascia, cabinet doors and components, hardwood furniture, fiberglass and plastic component products including front and rear caps and marine helms, interior passage doors, RV painting, and slotwall panels and components, among others.

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