TriMas (NASDAQ:TRS) and MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH (NYSE:MEC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TriMas and MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TriMas $877.14 million 1.55 $83.30 million $1.75 16.99
MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH $354.53 million 0.80 $17.93 million N/A N/A

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TriMas 8.86% 13.54% 7.57%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for TriMas and MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TriMas 0 2 1 0 2.33
MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH 0 1 4 0 2.80

TriMas currently has a consensus price target of $34.50, suggesting a potential upside of 16.04%. MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.79%. Given MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH is more favorable than TriMas.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.7% of TriMas shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of TriMas shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


TriMas beats MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

TriMas Company Profile

TriMas Corporation manufactures and sells products for consumer products, aerospace, industrial, petrochemical, refinery, and oil and gas end markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Packaging, Aerospace, and Specialty Products. The Packaging segment designs, manufactures, and sells specialty closure products, including steel and plastic drum closures, plastic pail dispensers and plugs, and plastic enclosures; specialty dispensing products, such as foamers, lotion pumps, fine mist sprayers, airless dispensers, and other packaging solutions for the cosmetic, personal care, and household product markets; and specialty plastic closures for bottles and jars in the food and beverage markets under the Rieke name. The Aerospace segment offers fasteners, collars, blind bolts, rivets, and precision-machined components to original equipment manufacturers, supply chain distributors, MRO/aftermarket providers, and tier one suppliers for commercial; maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO); and military aerospace applications and platforms under the TriMas Aerospace, Monogram Aerospace Fasteners, Allfast Fastening Systems, Mac Fasteners, and Martinic Engineering brands. The Specialty Products segment offers steel cylinders for use in the transportation, storage, and dispensing of compressed gases under the Norris Cylinder name; industrial sealing, fastener, and specialty products for the petrochemical, petroleum refining, oil field, water/waste water treatment, and other industrial markets under the Lamons name; and various natural gas powered wellhead engines, compressors, and replacement parts for use in oil and natural gas production, and other industrial and commercial markets under the Arrow Engine name. The company sells its products through a direct sales force, third-party agents, distributors, and licensees. TriMas Corporation is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

MAYVILLE ENGR C/SH Company Profile

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