Reviewing Mohawk Industries (MHK) & Electrolux (ELUXY)

Mohawk Industries (NYSE: MHK) and Electrolux (OTCMKTS:ELUXY) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Mohawk Industries and Electrolux’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mohawk Industries $9.49 billion 1.81 $971.63 million $12.98 17.76
Electrolux $14.31 billion 12.96 $673.40 million $4.69 13.68

Mohawk Industries has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Electrolux. Electrolux is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mohawk Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Mohawk Industries and Electrolux, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mohawk Industries 0 3 13 0 2.81
Electrolux 0 1 0 0 2.00

Mohawk Industries currently has a consensus price target of $292.36, indicating a potential upside of 26.80%. Given Mohawk Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Mohawk Industries is more favorable than Electrolux.

Dividends

Electrolux pays an annual dividend of $1.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Mohawk Industries does not pay a dividend. Electrolux pays out 31.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.7% of Mohawk Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Electrolux shares are held by institutional investors. 17.0% of Mohawk Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of Electrolux shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Mohawk Industries and Electrolux’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mohawk Industries 10.24% 15.44% 8.81%
Electrolux 4.73% 33.29% 6.71%

Risk & Volatility

Mohawk Industries has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Electrolux has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mohawk Industries beats Electrolux on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mohawk Industries

Mohawk Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, sources, distributes, and markets flooring products for remodeling and new constructions of residential and commercial spaces worldwide. It operates through three segments: Global Ceramic, Flooring North America (Flooring NA), and Flooring Rest of the World (Flooring ROW). The Global Ceramic segment provides a range of ceramic tile, porcelain tile, and natural stone products; and sources, markets, and distributes other tile related products. This segment markets and distributes its products under the American Olean, Daltile, EmilGroup, KAI, Kerama Marazzi, Marazzi, and Ragno brands. The Flooring NA segment offers floor covering product lines in a range of colors, textures, and patterns, including carpets, rugs, carpet padS, hardwood, laminate, luxury vinyl tiles, and sheet vinyl products. This segment markets and distributes its flooring products under the Aladdin, Columbia Flooring, Durkan, Horizon, IVC, Karastan, Mohawk, Pergo, Portico, Quick-Step, and SmartStrand brands. The Flooring ROW segment provides laminate, hardwood flooring, and vinyl flooring, as well as roofing elements, insulation boards, medium-density fiberboards, and chipboards products under the Balterio, IVC, Moduleo, Pergo, Quick-Step, and Unilin and Xtratherm brands; and licenses patents related to flooring manufacturers. The company sells its products through independent distributors, home centers, company-operated service centers and stores, floor covering retailers, ceramic specialists, commercial contractors, commercial end users, mass merchandisers, department stores, shop at home, buying groups, retailers, and wholesalers, as well as private labeling programs. Mohawk Industries, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Calhoun, Georgia.

About Electrolux

AB Electrolux provides household appliances and appliances for professional use. The Company offers designs and sustainable solutions, under brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi and Frigidaire. The Company’s segments include Major Appliances Europe, Middle East and Africa; Major Appliances North America; Major Appliances Latin America; Major Appliances Asia/Pacific; Small Appliances and Professional Products. The Company’s business areas include kitchen, laundry, small appliances and home care and services. The Company’s Major Appliances and Small Appliances are producing appliances for the consumer market. Products within Major Appliances comprise of refrigerators, freezers, cookers, dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, room air-conditioners and microwave ovens. Small appliances include vacuum cleaners and other small appliances. Professional Products consists of foodservice equipment and laundry solutions for professional users.

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