Head to Head Analysis: Legacy Housing (NASDAQ:LEGH) versus Nobility Homes (NOBH)

Legacy Housing (NASDAQ:LEGH) and Nobility Homes (OTCMKTS:NOBH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Dividends

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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Legacy Housing and Nobility Homes’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Legacy Housing $128.73 million 2.64 $26.34 million N/A N/A
Nobility Homes $42.81 million 2.01 $4.96 million N/A N/A

Legacy Housing has higher revenue and earnings than Nobility Homes.

Profitability

This table compares Legacy Housing and Nobility Homes’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Legacy Housing N/A N/A N/A
Nobility Homes 11.62% 10.41% 9.08%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Legacy Housing and Nobility Homes, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Legacy Housing 0 0 2 0 3.00
Nobility Homes 0 0 0 0 N/A

Legacy Housing presently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.14%. Given Legacy Housing’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Legacy Housing is more favorable than Nobility Homes.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

6.8% of Legacy Housing shares are held by institutional investors. 65.9% of Nobility Homes shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Legacy Housing beats Nobility Homes on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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.

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