Forza X1 (NASDAQ:FRZA – Get Rating) and Malibu Boats (NASDAQ:MBUU – Get Rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Forza X1 and Malibu Boats’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Malibu Boats||$1.21 billion||0.84||$157.63 million||$7.51||6.66|
Malibu Boats has higher revenue and earnings than Forza X1.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Malibu Boats has a consensus price target of $81.29, suggesting a potential upside of 62.47%. Given Malibu Boats’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Malibu Boats is more favorable than Forza X1.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
94.6% of Malibu Boats shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Malibu Boats shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Forza X1 and Malibu Boats’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Malibu Boats beats Forza X1 on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Forza X1
Forza X1, Inc. focuses on designing, developing, and manufacturing fully electric boats in the United States. It intends to offer its products through a vertically integrated direct-to-consumer system. The company was incorporated in 2021 and is based in Fort Pierce, Florida. Forza X1, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Twin Vee Powercats Co.
About Malibu Boats
Malibu Boats, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and sells a range of recreational powerboats. It operates through three segments: Malibu, Saltwater Fishing, and Cobalt. The company provides performance sport boats, and sterndrive and outboard boats under the Malibu, Axis, Pursuit, Maverick, Cobia, Pathfinder, Hewes, and Cobalt brands. Its products are used for a range of recreational boating activities, including water sports, such as water skiing, wakeboarding, and wake surfing, as well as general recreational boating and fishing. The company sells its products through independent dealers in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America, South Africa, and Australia/New Zealand. Malibu Boats, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Loudon, Tennessee.
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