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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.9% of Masonite International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.7% of JELD-WEN shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Masonite International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

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

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Masonite International 0 4 6 0 2.60
JELD-WEN 0 4 10 0 2.71

Masonite International currently has a consensus target price of $75.80, indicating a potential upside of 4.91%. JELD-WEN has a consensus target price of $37.07, indicating a potential downside of 7.85%. Given Masonite International’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Masonite International is more favorable than JELD-WEN.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Masonite International $1.97 billion 1.04 $98.62 million $3.16 22.86
JELD-WEN $3.67 billion 1.16 $357.51 million N/A N/A

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

Summary

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

About Masonite International

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.

About JELD-WEN

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.

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