Contrasting LSC Communications (LKSD) & Man Wah (MAWHY)

LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD) and Man Wah (OTCMKTS:MAWHY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

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LSC Communications has a beta of 0.04, suggesting that its stock price is 96% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Man Wah has a beta of 0.43, suggesting that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares LSC Communications and Man Wah’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LSC Communications -1.58% 25.28% 3.42%
Man Wah N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

LSC Communications pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.0%. Man Wah pays an annual dividend of $0.61 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. LSC Communications pays out 52.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for LSC Communications and Man Wah, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LSC Communications 1 2 0 0 1.67
Man Wah 0 0 0 0 N/A

LSC Communications presently has a consensus target price of $23.50, suggesting a potential upside of 57.19%. Given LSC Communications’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe LSC Communications is more favorable than Man Wah.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.4% of LSC Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Man Wah shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of LSC Communications shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares LSC Communications and Man Wah’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LSC Communications $3.60 billion 0.14 -$57.00 million $1.97 7.59
Man Wah $1.00 billion 3.18 $225.88 million N/A N/A

Man Wah has lower revenue, but higher earnings than LSC Communications.

Summary

LSC Communications beats Man Wah on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About LSC Communications

LSC Communications, Inc. provides various traditional and digital print services, print-related services, and office products. It operates through Print and Office Products segments. The Print segment produces magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books, and directories. It also provides supply-chain management and various print-related services, including mail-list management and sortation, e-book formatting, and distribution services. This segment provides its services to retailers, including catalogers and merchandisers; and publishers of magazines, books, and directories, as well as online retailers in the United States, Europe, and Mexico. The Office Products segment manufactures and sells filing products, including presentation and storage materials under the Pendaflex and other brands, as well as under private label brands for third parties; note-taking products, such as legal pads, journals, index cards, spiral notebooks, composition books, and notebook filler paper under the TOPS, Ampad, Oxford, and other brands, as well as under private label brands for third parties; binder products comprising various binders and binder accessories under the Cardinal, Oxford, and other brands, as well as under private label brands for third parties; forms consisting of business forms, tax forms, message and memo pads, financial forms, and recordkeeping materials under the Adams brand, as well as under the private label forms for third parties; envelopes under the Ampad brand names, as well as under its private label; and commodity and specialty filing supplies. This segment primarily offers its products to office superstores, office supply wholesalers, independent contract stationers, mass merchandisers and retailers, and e-commerce resellers in the United States and Canada. LSC Communications, Inc. also provides warehousing, fulfillment, and supply chain management services, as well as e-services. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

About Man Wah

Man Wah Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, manufactures and distributes sofas and ancillary products in the United States, Canada, the People's Republic of China, and internationally. It operates through Sofa and Ancillary Products (Wholesale), Sofa and Ancillary Products (Retail), Home Group Business, and Other products segments. The company is also involved in the advertising and marketing of home furnishing products, as well as produces and sells mattresses, bedding products, chairs, and other products to railways, chain cinemas, and other business customers. In addition, it provides foam products and furniture components; management business consultancy and back office support services; invests in properties; operates, leases, and manages furniture mall; and offers transportation and property management services. As of March 31, 2017, it had a total of 1,504 retail stores. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Fotan, Hong Kong. Man Wah Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Man Wah Investments Limited.

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