Regency Affiliates (OTCMKTS:RAFI) and Dorman Products (OTCMKTS:DORM) Head-To-Head Review

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Regency Affiliates (OTCMKTS:RAFI) and Dorman Products (NASDAQ:DORM) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Regency Affiliates and Dorman Products, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Regency Affiliates 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dorman Products 0 2 0 0 2.00

Dorman Products has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential downside of 81.12%. Given Dorman Products’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Dorman Products is more favorable than Regency Affiliates.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Regency Affiliates and Dorman Products’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Regency Affiliates N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dorman Products $973.71 million 2.87 $133.60 million $4.20 20.18

Dorman Products has higher revenue and earnings than Regency Affiliates.

Profitability

This table compares Regency Affiliates and Dorman Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Regency Affiliates N/A N/A N/A
Dorman Products 12.76% 18.77% 15.35%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.2% of Dorman Products shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Regency Affiliates shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of Dorman Products 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.

Dividends

Regency Affiliates pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Dorman Products does not pay a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Regency Affiliates has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dorman Products has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dorman Products beats Regency Affiliates on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Regency Affiliates

Regency Affiliates, Inc., through its interest in MESC Capital, LLC, owns an on-site energy facility that supplies approximately 61 megawatts of steam and electricity to a Kimberly-Clark tissue mill in Mobile, Alabama. It also owns and operates 34.3 acres of land and rental property of approximately 717,000 square feet comprising a 2-story office building and a connected 6-story office tower in Woodlawn, Maryland through a limited partnership interest. The company is based in New York, New York.

About Dorman Products

Dorman Products, Inc. supplies automotive replacement parts, automotive hardware, and brake products to the automotive aftermarket and mass merchandise markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. It offers original equipment dealer products, such as intake manifolds, exhaust manifolds, window regulators, radiator fan assemblies, tire pressure monitor sensors, exhaust gas recirculation coolers, and complex electronics modules; fluid reservoirs, variable valve timing components, complex electronics, and integrated door lock actuators; and fasteners, including oil drain plugs, wheel bolts, and wheel lug nuts. The company also provides automotive replacement parts comprising door handles, keyless remotes and cases, and door hinge repairs; and heavy duty aftermarket parts for class 4-8 vehicles comprising lighting, cooling, engine management, and cab products. In addition, it offers solutions for rugged duty and fleet applications; replacement chassis part solutions; brake hardware products; electrical components; and application specific repair hardware products. The company provides its products under the OE Solutions, HELP!, HD Solutions, Premium Chassis, Premium, Premium RD, MAS, FirstStop, ConductTite, and AutoGrade brands through automotive aftermarket retailers, local independent parts wholesalers, national general merchandise chain retailers, mass merchants, salvage yards, and the parts distribution systems of parts manufacturers. Dorman Products, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Colmar, Pennsylvania.

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