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

Dividends

Tecnoglass pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. 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 stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Masonite International Corporation has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

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

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 presently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 149.63%. Masonite International Corporation has a consensus price target of $75.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.12%. Given Tecnoglass’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Tecnoglass is more favorable than Masonite International Corporation.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tecnoglass $308.14 million 0.75 $57.67 million ($0.27) -25.22
Masonite International Corporation $1.98 billion 0.97 $225.38 million $3.19 20.42

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%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.8% of Tecnoglass shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.1% of Masonite International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 67.2% of Tecnoglass shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Masonite International Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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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