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

Risk & Volatility

Conrad Industries has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MCBC has a beta of 1.31, meaning that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.6% of Conrad Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.0% of MCBC shares are held by institutional investors. 31.5% of Conrad Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of MCBC shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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 0.89% 0.35% 0.25%
MCBC 11.92% 108.42% 24.21%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations 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 target price of $40.20, suggesting a potential upside of 45.34%. Given MCBC’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MCBC is more favorable than Conrad Industries.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Conrad Industries $189.15 million 0.47 -$2.12 million N/A N/A
MCBC $332.73 million 1.56 $39.65 million $2.03 13.63

MCBC has higher revenue and earnings than Conrad Industries.

Summary

MCBC beats Conrad Industries on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Conrad Industries Company Profile

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.

MCBC Company Profile

MCBC Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, innovates, designs, manufactures, and markets sport boats and outboard boats in North America and internationally. The company's boats are used for water skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, and fishing, as well as general recreational boating. It also provides various accessories, such as trailers and aftermarket parts. The company markets its boats under the MasterCraft and NauticStar brands. It sells its products through a network of independent dealers. MCBC Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Vonore, Tennessee.

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