Contrasting Murphy USA (MUSA) and Lazydays (LAZY)

Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA) and Lazydays (NASDAQ:LAZY) are both oils/energy 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Murphy USA and Lazydays’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Murphy USA $12.83 billion 0.20 $245.26 million $4.32 18.65
Lazydays N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Murphy USA has higher revenue and earnings than Lazydays.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Murphy USA and Lazydays, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Murphy USA 1 4 0 0 1.80
Lazydays 0 0 2 0 3.00

Murphy USA presently has a consensus price target of $84.67, suggesting a potential upside of 5.10%. Lazydays has a consensus price target of $15.75, suggesting a potential upside of 120.28%. Given Lazydays’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Lazydays is more favorable than Murphy USA.

Risk and Volatility

Murphy USA has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lazydays has a beta of -0.08, meaning that its stock price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.3% of Murphy USA shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.9% of Lazydays shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of Murphy USA shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of Lazydays 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.

Profitability

This table compares Murphy USA and Lazydays’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Murphy USA 2.07% 22.84% 6.97%
Lazydays N/A 7.75% 1.93%

Summary

Murphy USA beats Lazydays on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Murphy USA

Murphy USA Inc. operates a chain of retail stores in the United States. The company's retail stores offer motor fuel products and convenience merchandise. It operates retail stores under the Murphy USA and Murphy Express brand names. As of January 31, 2018, the company operated approximately 1,446 retail stores located primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, and Midwest United States. Murphy USA Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas.

About Lazydays

Lazydays Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates recreation vehicle (RV) dealerships in the United States. It provides various products, including RV sales, RV services, financing and insurance products, RV parts and accessories, RV rentals, third-party protection plans, and RV camping for RV owners. The company offers various new and used vehicles; onsite general RV maintenance and repair services; and collision repair services, as well as sells and installs various parts and accessories. It also operates a fleet of vehicles for rent; and Lazydays RV resort at Tampa, Florida. In addition, the company arranges financing for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources; and offers various third-party protection plans and services to the purchasers of its RVs. It operates five dealership locations in Florida, Arizona, and Colorado. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Seffner, Florida.

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