Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) is one of 24 public companies in the “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Masco Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Masco Corporation has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Masco Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.46, indicating that their average share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.4% of Masco Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.8% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Masco Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% of shares of all “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Masco Corporation and its competitors’ 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 -22.33% 906.93% 5.67%

Dividends

Masco Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Masco Corporation pays out 25.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 32.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Masco Corporation has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Masco Corporation $7.47 billion $1.23 billion 24.02
Masco Corporation Competitors $2.61 billion $332.50 million 27.30

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Masco Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Masco Corporation 0 3 11 0 2.79
Masco Corporation Competitors 59 434 743 15 2.57

Masco Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $40.75, indicating a potential upside of 4.70%. As a group, “Construction Supplies & Fixtures” companies have a potential upside of 14.29%. Given Masco Corporation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Masco Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

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

Masco Corporation Company Profile

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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