Materion (NYSE:MTRN) and MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH (NYSE:MEC) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Dividends

Materion pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH does not pay a dividend. Materion pays out 18.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Materion has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Materion and MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Materion $1.21 billion 1.10 $20.84 million $2.38 27.37
MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH $354.53 million 0.80 $17.93 million N/A N/A

Materion has higher revenue and earnings than MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH.

Profitability

This table compares Materion and MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Materion 2.25% 10.20% 6.93%
MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.1% of Materion shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Materion 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Materion and MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Materion 0 0 0 0 N/A
MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH 0 1 4 0 2.80

MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH has a consensus target price of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 25.35%. Given MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH is more favorable than Materion.

Summary

Materion beats MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Materion

Materion Corporation manufactures and sells advanced engineered materials used in consumer electronics, industrial components, defense, medical, automotive electronics, telecommunications infrastructure, energy, commercial aerospace, science, services, and appliance markets worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Performance Alloys and Composites, Advanced Materials, Precision Coatings, and Other. The Performance Alloys and Composites segment provides copper and nickel products in plate, rod, bar, tube, wire product forms, as well as other customized shapes; thick precision strip products; beryllium hydroxide; and beryllium products, such as beryllium and aluminum metal matrix composites, beryllia ceramics, and bulk metallic glass materials. This segment also produces strip metal products with clad inlay and overlay metals consisting of precious and base metals electroplated systems, electron beam welded systems, contour profiled systems, and solder-coated metal systems. The Advanced Materials segment provides advanced chemicals, microelectronics packaging, precious and non-precious metals, and specialty metal products, including vapor deposition targets, frame lid assemblies, clad and precious metal pre-forms, high temperature braze materials, and ultra-fine wires for use in the consumer electronics, industrial components, and telecommunications infrastructure end markets. The Precision Coatings segment produces sputter-coated precision thin film coatings and optical filter materials. Materion Corporation distributes its products through company-owned facilities, and independent distributors and agents. The company was formerly known as Brush Engineered Materials Inc. and changed its name to Materion Corporation in 2011. Materion Corporation was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

About MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH

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