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

Profitability

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

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

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Masonite International Corporation 0 4 6 0 2.60
JELD-WEN Holding 0 3 10 0 2.77

Masonite International Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $75.11, indicating a potential upside of 6.84%. JELD-WEN Holding has a consensus price target of $37.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.25%. Given Masonite International Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Masonite International Corporation is more favorable than JELD-WEN Holding.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.8% of Masonite International Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.0% of JELD-WEN Holding shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Masonite International Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Masonite International Corporation $1.97 billion 1.01 $98.62 million $3.16 22.25
JELD-WEN Holding $3.67 billion 1.02 $357.51 million ($2.21) -16.06

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

Summary

JELD-WEN Holding beats Masonite International Corporation on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Masonite International Corporation

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 Holding

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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