Skyline Champion (NYSE:SKY) and Nobility Homes (OTCMKTS:NOBH) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
95.4% of Skyline Champion shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of Skyline Champion shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 67.0% of Nobility Homes shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Skyline Champion and Nobility Homes’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Skyline Champion||$1.37 billion||1.32||$58.16 million||$1.15||27.75|
|Nobility Homes||$47.35 million||1.76||$8.81 million||N/A||N/A|
Skyline Champion has higher revenue and earnings than Nobility Homes.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Skyline Champion and Nobility Homes, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Volatility and Risk
Skyline Champion has a beta of 2.74, suggesting that its share price is 174% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nobility Homes has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Skyline Champion and Nobility Homes’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Skyline Champion Company Profile
Skyline Champion Corporation operates as a factory-built housing company in North America. The company offers manufactured and modular homes, as well as park-models and modular buildings for the multi-family, hospitality, and senior and workforce housing sectors. It builds homes under the brand names of Skyline Homes, Champion Home Builders, Genesis Homes, Athens Park Models, Dutch Housing, Excel Homes, Homes of Merit, New Era, Redman Homes, Shore Park, Silvercrest, Titan Homes in the United States, and Moduline and SRI Homes in western Canada. The company also operates a factory-direct retail business, Titan Factory Direct, with 21 retail locations in the southern United States. In addition, it provides transportation services to the manufactured housing and other industries. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
Nobility Homes Company Profile
Nobility Homes, Inc. 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 2, 2019, 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.
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