Masonite International Corporation (NYSE: DOOR) and PGT Innovations (NASDAQ:PGTI) are both doors & window frames companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Masonite International Corporation has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PGT Innovations has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Masonite International Corporation and PGT Innovations, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Masonite International Corporation 0 4 6 0 2.60
PGT Innovations 0 2 5 0 2.71

Masonite International Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $75.11, indicating a potential upside of 6.09%. PGT Innovations has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.04%. Given Masonite International Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Masonite International Corporation is more favorable than PGT Innovations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Masonite International Corporation and PGT Innovations’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Masonite International Corporation $1.97 billion 1.02 $98.62 million $3.18 22.26
PGT Innovations N/A N/A N/A $0.46 32.39

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

Profitability

This table compares Masonite International Corporation and PGT Innovations’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Masonite International Corporation 4.75% 14.35% 6.49%
PGT Innovations 7.46% 28.98% 9.07%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.3% of Masonite International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.8% of PGT Innovations shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Masonite International Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.5% of PGT Innovations shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Masonite International Corporation beats PGT Innovations on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Masonite International Corporation Company Profile

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.

PGT Innovations Company Profile

PGT Innovations, Inc., formerly PGT, Inc., is a manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors. The Company’s brands include CGI, PGT Windows + Doors and WinDoor. CGI serves residential and commercial markets in both new and existing construction. CGI manufacturing and delivery facilities are based in Miami, Florida. PGT Custom Windows + Doors is a manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant glass products. The Company’s manufacturing, glass plant, and delivery facilities are located in North Venice, Florida. WinDoor serves five-star resorts, luxury high-rise condominiums and mansions along the United States coastline. WinDoor’s aluminum and vinyl products come in an array of expansive sizes, custom colors, and configurations. WinDoor manufacturing and delivery facilities are based in Orlando, Florida.

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