Head to Head Review: Deer Valley (DVLY) and Cavco Industries (CVCO)

Deer Valley (OTCMKTS:DVLY) and Cavco Industries (NASDAQ:CVCO) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Deer Valley has a beta of 0.11, meaning that its stock price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cavco Industries has a beta of 1.62, meaning that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Deer Valley and Cavco Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Deer Valley $35.66 million 0.37 $1.96 million N/A N/A
Cavco Industries $871.23 million 1.72 $61.50 million N/A N/A

Cavco Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Deer Valley.


This table compares Deer Valley and Cavco Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Deer Valley N/A N/A N/A
Cavco Industries 8.28% 15.72% 10.74%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Deer Valley and Cavco Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Deer Valley 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cavco Industries 0 1 0 0 2.00

Cavco Industries has a consensus price target of $170.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.31%. Given Cavco Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cavco Industries is more favorable than Deer Valley.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.1% of Cavco Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 81.6% of Deer Valley shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of Cavco Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Cavco Industries beats Deer Valley on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Deer Valley

Deer Valley Corporation, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells factory built homes primarily in the southeastern and south central regions of the United States. It operates through Factory-Built Housing and Financial Services segments. The company offers HUD code homes and modular homes. It also provides dealer inventory-secured financing for its factory built homes. Deer Valley Corporation markets its products in approximately 14 states through a network of independent dealers, builders, developers, and government agencies. The company was formerly known as Cytation Corporation and changed its name to Deer Valley Corporation in July 2006. Deer Valley Corporation is based in Tampa, Florida. Deer Valley Corporation is a subsidiary of Peerless Systems Corp.

About Cavco Industries

Cavco Industries, Inc. designs, produces, and retails manufactured homes primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Factory-Built Housing and Financial Services. The company markets its manufactured homes under the Cavco Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Fairmont Homes, Friendship Homes, Chariot Eagle, and Lexington Home brands. It also builds park model RVs; vacation cabins; and systems-built commercial structures, including apartment buildings, condominiums, hotels, workforce housing, schools, and housing for the United States military troops. In addition, the company produces modular homes, such as single and multi-module ranch, split-level, and Cape Cod style homes, as well as two and three story homes and multi-family units primarily under the Nationwide Homes brand. Further, it provides conforming mortgages, non-conforming mortgages, and home-only loans to purchasers of various brands of factory-built homes sold by company-owned retail sales centers, as well as various independent retailers, builders, communities, and developers. Additionally, the company offers property and casualty insurance to owners of manufactured homes. As of March 31, 2018, it operated 39 retail centers in Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida, Texas. The company also distributes its homes through a network of independent distribution points in 47 states, as well as Canada and Japan; and through planned community operators and residential developers. Cavco Industries, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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