Reviewing Marine Products Corporation (MPX) & MCBC Holdings (MCFT)

Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX) and MCBC Holdings (NASDAQ:MCFT) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Marine Products Corporation and MCBC Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Marine Products Corporation $241.33 million 2.01 $16.74 million $0.56 24.87
MCBC Holdings $228.63 million 1.75 $19.57 million $1.06 20.27

MCBC Holdings has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Marine Products Corporation. MCBC Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Marine Products Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.2% of Marine Products Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.4% of MCBC Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 77.9% of Marine Products Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of MCBC Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Marine Products Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. MCBC Holdings does not pay a dividend. Marine Products Corporation pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Marine Products Corporation has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Marine Products Corporation has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MCBC Holdings has a beta of 1.27, indicating that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Marine Products Corporation and MCBC Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Marine Products Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00
MCBC Holdings 0 0 4 0 3.00

Marine Products Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.64%. MCBC Holdings has a consensus target price of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 16.33%. Given MCBC Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe MCBC Holdings is more favorable than Marine Products Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Marine Products Corporation and MCBC Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Marine Products Corporation 7.59% 28.42% 20.16%
MCBC Holdings 8.43% 313.55% 23.65%

Summary

MCBC Holdings beats Marine Products Corporation on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Marine Products Corporation

Marine Products Corporation manufactures fiberglass motorized boats distributed and marketed through its independent dealer network. The Company designs, manufactures and sells recreational fiberglass powerboats in the sportboat, deckboat, cruiser, jet boat and sport fishing markets. The Company’s product offerings include Chaparral sterndrive, outboard and jet pleasure boats, and Robalo outboard sport fishing boats. The Company’s product line includes Chaparral-Vortex Jet Boat; Chaparral-H2O Sport Series; Chaparral-SunCoast Outboard Deck Boat; Chaparral-SSi Wide Tech; Chaparral-SSX Sport Boat; Chaparral-Sunesta Sport Deck; Chaparral-Signature Cruiser; Robalo-Center Console; Robalo-Cayman Bay Boat, and Robalo-Dual Console Robalo-Walkaround. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Nashville and Valdosta in Georgia. The Chaparral – Vortex Jet Boats are fiberglass sterndrive pleasure boats marketed as jet-powered boats with traditional bowrider styling.

About MCBC Holdings

MCBC Holdings, Inc. (MCBC) is a holding company. The Company is a designer and manufacturer of inboard tournament ski boats and V-drive runabouts under the MasterCraft brand. The Company operates through two segments: MasterCraft and Hydra-Sports. The MasterCraft product brand consists of recreational performance boats primarily used for water skiing, wakeboarding and wake surfing, and general recreational boating. The Company distributes the MasterCraft product brand through its dealer network. The Company manufactures a range of Hydra-Sports recreational fishing boats. It also leases a parts warehouse in the United Kingdom to expedite service, primarily to dealers and customers in the European Union. Its MasterCraft-branded portfolio includes Star Series, XSeries and NXT boats. In addition, MCBC offers various accessories, including trailers and aftermarket parts. The Company operates primarily through its subsidiaries, MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC and MCBC Hydra Boats, LLC.

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