American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ: AOBC) and LCI Industries (NYSE:LCII) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.


LCI Industries pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. American Outdoor Brands does not pay a dividend. LCI Industries pays out 39.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for American Outdoor Brands and LCI Industries, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Outdoor Brands 0 6 3 1 2.50
LCI Industries 2 0 2 0 2.00

American Outdoor Brands currently has a consensus target price of $18.33, indicating a potential upside of 51.39%. LCI Industries has a consensus target price of $112.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.46%. Given American Outdoor Brands’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe American Outdoor Brands is more favorable than LCI Industries.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.2% of American Outdoor Brands shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.3% of LCI Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of American Outdoor Brands shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of LCI Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

American Outdoor Brands has a beta of -0.15, meaning that its stock price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LCI Industries has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares American Outdoor Brands and LCI Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Outdoor Brands $903.19 million 0.73 $127.85 million $1.09 11.11
LCI Industries $1.68 billion 1.71 $129.67 million $5.61 20.47

LCI Industries has higher revenue and earnings than American Outdoor Brands. American Outdoor Brands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than LCI Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares American Outdoor Brands and LCI Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Outdoor Brands 8.27% 19.29% 9.85%
LCI Industries 7.07% 23.60% 16.10%


LCI Industries beats American Outdoor Brands on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Outdoor Brands Company Profile

American Outdoor Brands Corporation, formerly Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, is a manufacturer of firearms and a provider of accessory products for the shooting, hunting and outdoor enthusiast. The Company operates through two segments. The Firearms segment manufactures handgun and long gun products sold under the Smith & Wesson, M&P and Thompson/Center Arms brands, as well as providing forging, machining and precision plastic injection molding services. The Outdoor Products & Accessories segment provides shooting, hunting and outdoor accessories, including reloading, gunsmithing, gun cleaning supplies, tree saws, vault accessories, knives, laser sighting systems and tactical lighting products. Brands in Outdoor Products & Accessories include Crimson Trace, Caldwell Shooting Supplies, Wheeler Engineering, Lockdown Vault Accessories, BOG POD and Golden Rod Moisture Control, as well as knives and specialty tools under Schrade, Old Timer, Uncle Henry and Imperial.

LCI Industries Company Profile

LCI Industries, formerly Drew Industries Incorporated, through its subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc. and its subsidiaries (LCI), supplies an array of components for the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of recreational vehicles (RVs) and adjacent industries. The Company’s segments include OEM Segment and Aftermarket Segment. The OEM Segment manufactures or distributes an array of components for the OEMs of RVs and adjacent industries, including buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment and other cargo; pontoon boats; manufactured homes; modular housing, and mobile office units. The Aftermarket Segment supplies components to the related aftermarket channels of the RV and adjacent industries, primarily to retail dealers, wholesale distributors and service centers. The Aftermarket Segment also includes the sale of replacement glass and awnings to fulfill insurance claims.

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