Head-To-Head Analysis: Westport Fuel Systems (WPRT) vs. Its Competitors

Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ: WPRT) is one of 97 publicly-traded companies in the “AUTOS/TIRES/TRUCKS” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Westport Fuel Systems to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Westport Fuel Systems and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Westport Fuel Systems 0 1 5 0 2.83
Westport Fuel Systems Competitors 840 3138 3768 208 2.42

Westport Fuel Systems presently has a consensus target price of $4.08, indicating a potential upside of 60.76%. As a group, “AUTOS/TIRES/TRUCKS” companies have a potential upside of 13.66%. Given Westport Fuel Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Westport Fuel Systems is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Westport Fuel Systems has a beta of 1.81, suggesting that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westport Fuel Systems’ rivals have a beta of 2.80, suggesting that their average share price is 180% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Westport Fuel Systems and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Westport Fuel Systems $224.90 million -$97.57 million -23.09
Westport Fuel Systems Competitors $27.55 billion $1.27 billion 14.21

Westport Fuel Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Westport Fuel Systems. Westport Fuel Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

20.4% of Westport Fuel Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.7% of shares of all “AUTOS/TIRES/TRUCKS” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “AUTOS/TIRES/TRUCKS” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Westport Fuel Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Westport Fuel Systems -14.85% -64.05% -19.69%
Westport Fuel Systems Competitors -1.61% 13.70% 3.21%

Summary

Westport Fuel Systems rivals beat Westport Fuel Systems on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Westport Fuel Systems Company Profile

Westport Fuel Systems Inc, formerly Westport Innovations Inc, is a Canada-based provider of low-emission engine and fuel system technologies utilizing gaseous fuels. It operates through the Westport Operations segment. The Westport Operations segment designs, manufactures and sells compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas components and systems to original equipment manufacturers and to aftermarket customers. Its subsidiaries design and manufacture a range of components, including pressure regulators, injectors, electronic control units, valves and filters; sell mono-fuel, bi-fuel and dual-fuel diesel blend conversion kits, and also offer full engine management systems and solutions. The Westport Operations segment has a customer base in Europe and North America, as well as in Asia, South America, and Africa.

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