Contrasting of Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. (APT) and Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS)

Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:APT) and Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) have been rivals in the General Building Materials for quite some time. Below is a review of each business including various aspects such as institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. 45.60M 1.15 3.18M 0.23 15.80
Masco Corporation 8.36B 1.32 727.00M 1.96 15.31

Demonstrates Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. and Masco Corporation earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation. Masco Corporation is observed to has higher revenue and earnings than Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. Currently more expensive of the two stocks is the business with a higher P/E ratio. Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. has been trading at a higher P/E ratio than Masco Corporation, which means that it is at the moment the more expensive of the two companies.


Table 2 has Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. and Masco Corporation’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. 6.97% 10.1% 9.4%
Masco Corporation 8.70% 0% 11.2%

Risk and Volatility

A beta of 1.1 shows that Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. is 10.00% more volatile than S&P 500. In other hand, Masco Corporation has beta of 1.57 which is 57.00% more volatile than S&P 500.


The Current Ratio of Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. is 15.3 while its Quick Ratio stands at 9.8. The Current Ratio of rival Masco Corporation is 1.7 and its Quick Ratio is has 1.1. Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Masco Corporation.


Masco Corporation also pays out annual dividends at $0.45 per share and at a 1.19% dividend yield. Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. does not offer a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. and Masco Corporation has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 26% and 92.5%. Insiders owned 1% of Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. shares. Insiders Competitively, owned 0.4% of Masco Corporation shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. -2.67% 8.63% -1.35% 7.35% -8.75% -8.75%
Masco Corporation -5.52% -4.92% -20.86% -22.66% -29.24% -31.86%

For the past year Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. has stronger performance than Masco Corporation


Masco Corporation beats Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. on 10 of the 14 factors.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products worldwide. Its Plumbing Products segment provides faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tubs, shower trays, spas products, exercise pools and systems, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other non-decorative plumbing products. The companyÂ’s Decorative Architectural Products segment offers architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paints, stains, and waterproofing products; cabinet, door, window, and hardware products; and functional hardware, wall plates, hook and rail products, and picture hanging accessories, as well as decorative bath hardware, shower accessories, and shower doors. The companyÂ’s Cabinetry Products segment offers assembled cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office, and home entertainment applications; and integrated bathroom vanity and countertop products. Its Windows and Other Specialty Products segment provides vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum windows and patio doors; vinyl windows, and composite and panel doors; and staple guns, hammer tackers, glue guns, and rivet tools, as well as staples, glues, and rivets. The company sells its products under DELTA, BRIZO, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, GINGER, NEWPORT BRASS, BRASSTECH, WALTEC, BRISTAN, HERITAGE, MIROLIN, HÃœPPE, HOT SPRING, CALDERA, FREEFLOW SPAS, FANTASY SPAS, ENDLESS POOLS, BRASSCRAFT, PLUMB SHOP, COBRA, MASTER PLUMBER, BEHR, KILZ, LIBERTY, BRAINERD, FRANKLIN BRASS, KRAFTMAID, CARDELL, MERILLAT, QUALITY CABINETS, MOORES, ESSENCE SERIES, MILGARD, DURAFLEX, GRIFFIN, PREMIER, EVOLUTION, ARROW, POWERSHOT, and EASYSHOT brands. It offers its products through home center retailers, mass merchandisers, hardware stores, homebuilders, distributors, and other outlets to consumers and contractors, as well as directly to consumers. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan.

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