MarineMax (HZO) vs. HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR (HLFDY) Head-To-Head Contrast

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MarineMax (NYSE:HZO) and HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR (OTCMKTS:HLFDY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.8%. MarineMax does not pay a dividend. HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR pays out 70.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares MarineMax and HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR’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 0.58 $23.54 million $1.00 22.67
HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR $1.51 billion 0.53 $72.57 million $0.78 10.29

HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than MarineMax. HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MarineMax, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares MarineMax and HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MarineMax 2.83% 10.83% 5.17%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.2% of MarineMax shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of MarineMax shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

MarineMax has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for MarineMax and HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MarineMax 0 3 4 0 2.57

MarineMax presently has a consensus price target of $26.17, suggesting a potential upside of 14.72%. Given MarineMax’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe MarineMax is more favorable than HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR.


MarineMax beats HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MarineMax

MarineMax, Inc. operates as a recreational boat and yacht retailer in the United States. It sells new and used recreational boats, including pleasure boats, such as sport boats, sport cruisers, sport yachts, and other yachts; motor yachts; convertible yachts; pleasure boats; pontoon boats; fishing boats; ski boats; and jet boats. The company also offers marine parts and accessories that comprise marine electronics; dock and anchoring products consisting of boat fenders, lines, and anchors; boat covers; trailer parts; water sport accessories, such as tubes, lines, wakeboards, and skis; engine parts; oils; lubricants; steering and control systems; corrosion control products; service products; accessories, including propellers and instruments; and a line of boating accessories comprising life jackets, inflatables, and water sports equipment. In addition, it provides marine engines and equipment; novelty items, such as shirts, caps, and license plates; and maintenance, repair, and slip and storage accommodation services, as well as charter of power and sailing yachts. Further, the company offers new or used boat finance services; arranges insurance coverage, including boat property, credit life, accident, disability, and casualty insurance coverage; assists in arranging extended service contracts; provides boat or yacht brokerage services; and conducts a yacht charter business. As of September 30, 2017, it operated through 62 retail locations in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Texas. Additionally, the company maintains a vacations operations facility in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. It also markets and sells its products through offsite locations, print catalog, and Internet. MarineMax, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Clearwater, Florida.


Halfords Group plc, through its subsidiaries, retails automotive, leisure, and cycling products. It operates in two segments, Retail and Car Servicing. The company offers car parts, cycling products, technology products, kids products, and camping and leisure equipment; and car service, repair, and MOTs to retail and fleet customers. It also engages in the sale and fitting of bulbs, blades, and batteries; and offers bicycle replacement for insurance companies under the Wheelies brand. As of March 31, 2017, the company operated 479 retail stores in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It also operates 15 Cycle Republic stores, as well as 313 car servicing centers in the United Kingdom; and sells 165,000 product lines through online. Halfords Group plc was founded in 1892 and is based in Redditch, the United Kingdom.

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