Head to Head Contrast: Maison Luxe (OTCMKTS:MASN) vs. A-Mark Precious Metals (NASDAQ:AMRK)

A-Mark Precious Metals (NASDAQ:AMRKGet Rating) and Maison Luxe (OTCMKTS:MASNGet Rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

A-Mark Precious Metals has a beta of -0.33, indicating that its share price is 133% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Maison Luxe has a beta of 2.22, indicating that its share price is 122% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for A-Mark Precious Metals and Maison Luxe, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A-Mark Precious Metals 0 0 3 0 3.00
Maison Luxe 0 0 0 0 N/A

A-Mark Precious Metals currently has a consensus target price of $46.83, suggesting a potential upside of 44.50%. Given A-Mark Precious Metals’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe A-Mark Precious Metals is more favorable than Maison Luxe.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares A-Mark Precious Metals and Maison Luxe’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
A-Mark Precious Metals $7.61 billion 0.10 $159.64 million $6.06 5.35
Maison Luxe $17.64 million 0.00 -$2.30 million N/A N/A

A-Mark Precious Metals has higher revenue and earnings than Maison Luxe.

Profitability

This table compares A-Mark Precious Metals and Maison Luxe’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A-Mark Precious Metals 1.77% 41.21% 13.26%
Maison Luxe N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

43.1% of A-Mark Precious Metals shares are held by institutional investors. 25.6% of A-Mark Precious Metals shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

A-Mark Precious Metals beats Maison Luxe on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About A-Mark Precious Metals

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A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a precious metals trading company. It operates in three segments: Wholesale Sales & Ancillary Services, Direct-to-Consumer, and Secured Lending. The Wholesale Sales & Ancillary Services segment sells gold, silver, platinum, and palladium in the form of bars, plates, powders, wafers, grains, ingots, and coins. This segment also offers various ancillary services, including financing, storage, consignment, logistics, and various customized financial programs; and designs and produces minted silver products. The Direct-to-Consumer segment provides access to an array of gold, silver, copper, platinum, and palladium products through its websites and marketplaces. It operates five company-owned websites targeting specific niches within the precious metals retail market. This segment also operates as a direct retailer of precious metals to the investor community and markets its precious metal products on television, radio, and the internet, as well as through customer service outreach. The Secured Lending segment originates and acquires commercial loans secured by bullion and numismatic coins; and serves coin and precious metal dealers, investors, and collectors. The company serves customers, including financial institutions, bullion retailers, industrial manufacturers and fabricators, sovereign mints, refiners, coin and metal dealers, investors, collectors, and e-commerce and other retail customers. It has operations in the United States, rest of North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Africa, and Australia. A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

About Maison Luxe

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Maison Luxe, Inc. operates as a luxury goods retailer. It focuses on fine time pieces and jewelry segments on a wholesale and business-to-consumer basis. The company was formerly known as Clikia Corp. and changed its name to Maison Luxe, Inc. in April 2021. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

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