Nobility Homes (OTCMKTS:NOBH) and Legacy Housing (NASDAQ:LEGH) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.
This table compares Nobility Homes and Legacy Housing’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Nobility Homes and Legacy Housing’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Nobility Homes||$42.81 million||1.94||$4.96 million||N/A||N/A|
|Legacy Housing||$128.73 million||2.53||$26.34 million||N/A||N/A|
Legacy Housing has higher revenue and earnings than Nobility Homes.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.3% of Legacy Housing shares are held by institutional investors. 66.4% of Nobility Homes shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Nobility Homes pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Legacy Housing does not pay a dividend.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Nobility Homes and Legacy Housing, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Legacy Housing has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.09%. Given Legacy Housing’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Legacy Housing is more favorable than Nobility Homes.
Legacy Housing beats Nobility Homes on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Nobility Homes
Nobility Homes, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells various manufactured and modular homes in Florida. It markets its homes under the Kingswood, Richwood, Tropic Isle, Regency Manor, and Special Edition trade names. The company sells its manufactured homes through a network of its own retail sales centers; and on a wholesale basis to independent manufactured home retail dealers and manufactured home communities. In addition, it offers retail insurance services, which involve placing various types of insurance, such as property and casualty, automobile, and extended home warranty coverage with insurance underwriters on behalf of its customers in connection with their purchase and financing of manufactured homes, as well as operates as a licensed mortgage loan originator. As of November 5, 2016, the company operated 10 retail sales centers in Ocala, Chiefland, Auburndale, Inverness, Hudson, Tavares, Yulee, Panama City, and Punta Gorda. Nobility Homes, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida.
About Legacy Housing
Legacy Housing Corporation builds, sells, and finances manufactured homes and tiny houses primarily in the southern United States. It manufactures and provides services for the transport of mobile homes; offers wholesale financing services to dealers and mobile home parks; and provides retail financing services to consumers. The company markets its homes under the Legacy brand name through a network of 117 independent and 11 company-owned retail locations, as well as direct sales to owners of manufactured home communities in 15 states in the United States. Its customers include young and working class families, as well as persons aged 55 and older. Legacy Housing Corporation was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Bedford, Texas.
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