MarineMax (NYSE: HZO) and O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for MarineMax and O'Reilly Automotive, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
89.9% of MarineMax shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.7% of O'Reilly Automotive shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of MarineMax shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of O'Reilly Automotive shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares MarineMax and O'Reilly Automotive’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
MarineMax has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, O'Reilly Automotive has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares MarineMax and O'Reilly Automotive’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|MarineMax||$1.05 billion||0.47||$23.54 million||$1.00||18.50|
|O'Reilly Automotive||$8.98 billion||2.20||$1.13 billion||$11.84||20.03|
O'Reilly Automotive has higher revenue and earnings than MarineMax. MarineMax is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than O'Reilly Automotive, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
O'Reilly Automotive beats MarineMax on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
MarineMax, Inc. is a recreational boat and yacht dealer in the United States. Through 56 retail locations in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Texas, the Company sold new and used recreational boats, including pleasure and fishing boats, as of September 30, 2016. The Company also sells related marine products, including engines, trailers, parts and accessories. In addition, it provides repair, maintenance, and slip and storage services; arranges related boat financing, insurance, and extended service contracts; offers boat and yacht brokerage sales, and operates a yacht charter business. The Company primarily sells recreational boats, including pleasure boats and fishing boats. The Company offers marine engines and equipment and sells marine engines and propellers primarily to retail customers as replacements for their existing engines or propellers.
About O'Reilly Automotive
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. is a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States. The Company sells its products to both do-it-yourself (DIY) and professional service provider customers. The Company’s product line includes new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, brake system components, batteries, belts, hoses, temperature control, chassis parts, driveline parts and engine parts; maintenance items, such as oil, antifreeze, fluids, filters, wiper blades, lighting, engine additives and appearance products, and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers and truck accessories. The Company’s stores offer various services and programs to its customers, such as used oil, oil filter and battery recycling; battery diagnostic testing; electrical and module testing; check engine light code extraction; loaner tool program; custom hydraulic hoses, and machine shops.
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