JELD-WEN Holding (NYSE: JELD) and Masonite International Corporation (NYSE:DOOR) are both mid-cap construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for JELD-WEN Holding and Masonite International Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JELD-WEN Holding 0 3 10 0 2.77
Masonite International Corporation 0 4 6 0 2.60

JELD-WEN Holding currently has a consensus price target of $37.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.09%. Masonite International Corporation has a consensus price target of $75.11, suggesting a potential upside of 6.09%. Given Masonite International Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Masonite International Corporation is more favorable than JELD-WEN Holding.

Profitability

This table compares JELD-WEN Holding and Masonite International Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JELD-WEN Holding 9.12% 58.83% 13.09%
Masonite International Corporation 4.75% 14.38% 6.33%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

42.2% of JELD-WEN Holding shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.3% of Masonite International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Masonite International Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JELD-WEN Holding $3.67 billion 1.03 $357.51 million N/A N/A
Masonite International Corporation $1.97 billion 1.02 $98.62 million $3.16 22.41

JELD-WEN Holding has higher revenue and earnings than Masonite International Corporation.

Summary

JELD-WEN Holding beats Masonite International Corporation on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About JELD-WEN Holding

JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. is a door and window manufacturer. The Company designs, produces and distributes a range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminum windows, and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodeling, of residential homes, and to an extent, non-residential buildings. It operates in three segments: North America, Europe and Australasia. It markets its products under the JELD-WEN brand, along with various regional brands, such as Swedoor and DANA in Europe and Corinthian, Stegbar and Trend in Australia. It operates over 110 manufacturing facilities in approximately 20 countries, located primarily in North America, Europe and Australia. It provides a portfolio of interior and exterior doors, windows, and related products, manufactured from a range of wood, metal, and composite materials. It manufactures wood, vinyl and aluminum windows in North America, wood and aluminum windows in Australia, and wood windows in the United Kingdom.

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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