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

Profitability

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

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

Volatility and Risk

Patrick Industries has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Patrick Industries 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
Patrick Industries $1.22 billion 1.20 $55.57 million $4.37 19.93
Masonite International Corporation $1.97 billion 1.01 $98.62 million $3.16 22.25

Masonite International Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Patrick Industries. Patrick Industries 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Patrick Industries and Masonite International Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Patrick Industries presently has a consensus price target of $80.67, indicating a potential downside of 7.39%. Masonite International Corporation has a consensus price target of $75.11, indicating a potential upside of 6.84%. Given Masonite International Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Masonite International Corporation is more favorable than Patrick Industries.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.7% of Patrick Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.8% of Masonite International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of Patrick Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Masonite International Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Masonite International Corporation beats Patrick Industries on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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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