Reviewing Fox Factory Holding Corp. (FOXF) and Marine Products Corporation (MPX)

Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXF) and Marine Products Corporation (NYSE:MPX) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitabiliy and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Fox Factory Holding Corp. has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marine Products Corporation has a beta of 0.45, meaning that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.8% of Fox Factory Holding Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.3% of Marine Products Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 21.4% of Fox Factory Holding Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 77.9% of Marine Products Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments 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%. Fox Factory Holding Corp. does not pay a dividend. Marine Products Corporation pays out 57.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fox Factory Holding Corp. has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Fox Factory Holding Corp. and Marine Products Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fox Factory Holding Corp. 10.01% 30.07% 16.33%
Marine Products Corporation 7.27% 22.18% 16.83%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Fox Factory Holding Corp. and Marine Products Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fox Factory Holding Corp. 0 4 2 0 2.33
Marine Products Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00

Fox Factory Holding Corp. currently has a consensus price target of $28.60, suggesting a potential downside of 12.40%. Marine Products Corporation has a consensus price target of $11.50, suggesting a potential downside of 17.03%. Given Fox Factory Holding Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Fox Factory Holding Corp. is more favorable than Marine Products Corporation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fox Factory Holding Corp. and Marine Products Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fox Factory Holding Corp. $429.19 million 2.83 $69.55 million $1.13 28.89
Marine Products Corporation $248.71 million 1.95 $26.26 million $0.49 28.29

Fox Factory Holding Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than Marine Products Corporation. Marine Products Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fox Factory Holding Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Fox Factory Holding Corp. beats Marine Products Corporation on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Fox Factory Holding Corp.

Fox Factory Holding Corp. is engaged in the manufacturing, sale and service of ride dynamics products. The Company’s products fall into two categories: bikes, and powered vehicles, including side-by-sides, on-road vehicles with off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles. The Company’s brands include FOX, FOX RACING SHOX and RACE FACE. The Company’s products include 34 Factory Series FLOAT FIT4, which provides external adjustability with its fourth-generation FOX Isolated Technology and closed-cartridge damper, and includes a self-adjusting negative chamber air spring; X2 technology, utilized in its Factory Series FLOAT and DH rear shocks; PODIUM Internal Bypass, and X2 technology utilized in its 2.5 PODIUM shocks for side-by-sides that feature high and low speed rebound adjustment, high and low speed compression adjustment, and a dual-rate spring for the rear shocks.

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.

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