Trends & Legacy Housing (LEGH) vs. Skyline-Champion (SKY), plus Manufactured Housing Investing, Stock Updates

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Next, “Finding a business that has the potential to grow substantially is not easy, but it is possible if we look at a few key financial metrics. Ideally, a business will show two trends; firstly a growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and secondly, an increasing amount of capital employed. Put simply, these types of businesses are compounding machines, meaning they are continually reinvesting their earnings at ever-higher rates of return. So, when we ran our eye over Legacy Housing’s (NASDAQ:LEGH) trend of ROCE, we liked what we saw,” said Simply Wall Street in a recent analysis.

Tonight’s report will feature two distinct reports from various ‘Wall Street’ focused stock analysis sites.

The first is the balance of key items from Simply Wall Street. But what follows further below in our featured focus segment tonight will be the data from another source that tees up “Legacy Housing vs. Skyline Champion.”

That noted, pivoting back to Simply Wall Street


QuoteSymbolLeft78x121What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)?

For those who don’t know, ROCE is a measure of a company’s yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business. To calculate this metric for Legacy Housing, this is the formula:

Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets – Current Liabilities)

0.14 = US$39m ÷ (US$312m – US$29m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2020).

Thus, Legacy Housing has an ROCE of 14%. In absolute terms, that’s a pretty normal return, and it’s somewhat close to the Consumer Durables industry average of 13%.”

“What Does the ROCE Trend For Legacy Housing Tell Us?

While the current returns on capital are decent, they haven’t changed much. The company has employed 62% more capital in the last three years, and the returns on that capital have remained stable at 14%. Since 14% is a moderate ROCE though, it’s good to see a business can continue to reinvest at these decent rates of return. Stable returns in this ballpark can be unexciting, but if they can be maintained over the long run, they often provide nice rewards to shareholders.

Our Take On Legacy Housing’s ROCE

The main thing to remember is that Legacy Housing has proven its ability to continually reinvest at respectable rates of return. Yet over the last year the stock has declined 10%, so the decline might provide an opening. That’s why we think it’d be worthwhile to look further into this stock given the fundamentals are appealing.

While Legacy Housing doesn’t shine too bright in this respect, it’s still worth seeing if the company is trading at attractive prices.

If you want to search for solid companies with great earnings, check out this free list of companies with good balance sheets and impressive returns on equity.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock,
and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation…”


That helps tee up our featured focus tonight. As normal, that will follow our quotable quotes, the left-right headlines, and two of our three market snapshots at the closing bell.

That said, tonight for the first time in years, we’re testing headlines from right-of-center Newsmax instead of Fox Business, which regular readers know we have used for years.


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This is the first evening that we are using headlines from Newsmax.

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Modern Readers did a ‘head to head’ type of analysis between Legacy Housing (NASDAQ:LEGH) and Skyline Champion (NYSE:SKY).

This will be followed by additional information related to the two firms. The graphics from Yahoo are not part of their report, but are added by MHProNews to give the Modern Readers take additional context.



Comparing Legacy Housing (NASDAQ:LEGH) & Skyline Champion (NYSE:SKY)

November 11th, 2020

Legacy Housing (NASDAQ:LEGH) and Skyline Champion (NYSE:SKY) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.



This table compares Legacy Housing and Skyline Champion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.



Skyline Champion has higher revenue and earnings than Legacy Housing. Legacy Housing is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Skyline Champion, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Institutional & Insider Ownership

17.0% of Legacy Housing shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.4% of Skyline Champion shares are held by institutional investors. 49.1% of Legacy Housing shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.1% of Skyline Champion shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Legacy Housing has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Skyline Champion has a beta of 2.74, indicating that its stock price is 174% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Legacy Housing Company Profile

Legacy Housing Corporation builds, sells, and finances manufactured homes and tiny houses primarily in the southern United States. The company manufactures and provides for the transport of mobile homes; and offers wholesale financing to dealers and mobile home parks, as well as a range of homes, including 1 to 5 bedrooms, with 1 to 3 1/2 bathrooms. It also provides floor plan or wholesale financing for independent retailers; consumer financing for its products sold to end-users; and financing to community owners that buy its products for use in their rental housing communities. The company markets its homes under the Legacy brand through a network of 85 independent and 13 company-owned retail locations, as well as direct sales to owners of manufactured home communities in 15 states in the United States. Legacy Housing Corporation was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Bedford, Texas.

Skyline Champion Company Profile

Skyline Champion Corporation operates as a factory-built housing company in North America. The company offers manufactured and modular homes, as well as park-models and modular buildings for the multi-family, hospitality, and senior and workforce housing sectors. It builds homes under the brand names of Skyline Homes, Champion Home Builders, Genesis Homes, Athens Park Models, Dutch Housing, Excel Homes, Homes of Merit, New Era, Redman Homes, Shore Park, Silvercrest, Titan Homes in the United States, and Moduline and SRI Homes in western Canada. The company also operates a factory-direct retail business, Titan Factory Direct, with 21 retail locations in the southern United States. In addition, it provides transportation services to the manufactured housing and other industries. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.


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There have been problematic statements made by Skyline Champion, with examples above and below.



These statements and others point to possible problems that may point to purported market manipulation.



Depending on who takes or keeps the keys to the White House on January 20, 2021, the issues that have boiled up that involve Skyline Champion may or may not prove to be a possible “Cavco event” for the firm.


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That said, a Trump victory could arguably prove problematic for Skyline Champion. The images and linked reports provide more insights.

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By contrast, while Legacy has had its own drama last spring, but that seemed to rapidly be address and appears to be well behind them.  Unlike their rivals, their are no known allegations of market rigging or similar complaints against Legacy. Meanwhile, there are reasons to think that this has been occurring between certain larger Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) members, including, but not limited to, Skyline Champion.



MHProNews will continue to monitor and report on manufactured housing corporate issues.


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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Closing Equities Tickers

Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.

                                  • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
                                  • NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).




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