Conrad Industries (OTCMKTS:CNRD) and MCBC (NASDAQ:MCFT) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Conrad Industries and MCBC’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Conrad Industries $189.15 million 0.42 -$2.12 million N/A N/A
MCBC $332.73 million 1.34 $39.65 million $2.03 11.69

MCBC has higher revenue and earnings than Conrad Industries.

Risk and Volatility

Conrad Industries has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MCBC has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Conrad Industries and MCBC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Conrad Industries -0.36% -1.72% -1.23%
MCBC 11.37% 90.10% 22.63%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Conrad Industries and MCBC, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Conrad Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
MCBC 0 1 3 1 3.00

MCBC has a consensus price target of $40.20, indicating a potential upside of 69.33%. Given MCBC’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MCBC is more favorable than Conrad Industries.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.9% of Conrad Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.8% of MCBC shares are held by institutional investors. 31.5% of Conrad Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of MCBC shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

MCBC beats Conrad Industries on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Conrad Industries

Conrad Industries, Inc. engages in the construction, conversion, and repair of various steel and aluminum marine vessels in the United States. The company builds harbor tugs; specialty barges, such as crane, deck, ABS class, dry bulk cargo, aggregate, and well stim barges; inland tank, LPG inland tank, LPG pressure, LPG tank, and DS tank barges; and offshore support vessels, including liftboats, crew boats, offshore supply vessels, and offshore tugs, as well as other support equipment, such as deck and crane barges. It also builds inland pushboats comprising inland towboats, inland river push boats, and towboats; and ferries, which consist of passenger, and passenger and vehicle ferries. In addition, the company offers repairs and conversions, including electrical, mechanical, propulsion, and hull repairs to large-scale conversions of ships and barges; and engages in the fabrication of modular components for offshore floating production, storage, and offloading vessels, as well as drilling rigs. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana.

About MCBC

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets recreational powerboats. The company operates in two segments, MasterCraft and NauticStar. It offers sport boats and outboard boats, which are used for water skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, and fishing, as well as general recreational boating. The company offers boats and boat trailers; and replacement and aftermarket boat parts and accessories, as well as manufactures pontoon boats ranging from 20 to 29 feet. It sells its boats through a network of independent dealers in North America and internationally. The company was formerly known as MCBC Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. in November 2018. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Vonore, Tennessee.

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