Financial Comparison: Yamaha Motor (YAMHF) vs. Fox Factory (FOXF)

Yamaha Motor (OTCMKTS: YAMHF) and Fox Factory (NASDAQ:FOXF) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Yamaha Motor and Fox Factory’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yamaha Motor N/A N/A N/A
Fox Factory 9.07% 27.95% 16.20%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Yamaha Motor and Fox Factory’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yamaha Motor $14.90 billion 0.77 $930.76 million $2.66 12.27
Fox Factory $475.63 million 2.71 $43.12 million $1.59 21.54

Yamaha Motor has higher revenue and earnings than Fox Factory. Yamaha Motor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fox Factory, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Yamaha Motor has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fox Factory has a beta of 0.63, indicating that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.1% of Fox Factory shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of Fox Factory shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Yamaha Motor and Fox Factory, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yamaha Motor 0 1 0 0 2.00
Fox Factory 0 6 1 0 2.14

Fox Factory has a consensus price target of $39.80, suggesting a potential upside of 16.20%. Given Fox Factory’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fox Factory is more favorable than Yamaha Motor.

Summary

Fox Factory beats Yamaha Motor on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Yamaha Motor

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and sells motorcycles, marine products, power products, and industrial machinery and robots, and other products in Japan, North America, Europe, other Asian countries, and internationally. It offers commuter vehicles; recreational vehicles comprising all-terrain vehicles, off-highway vehicles, and snowmobiles; and cruising, fishing, and wakeboard towing boats. The company also provides marine engines comprises outboard motors; personal watercrafts; electrically power assisted bicycles; automobile engines; unmanned helicopters; and golf and land cars. In addition, it offers power products, which include generators, multipurpose engines, and snow throwers; school pools; intelligent machinery, such as industrial robots and surface mounters; electric power units for wheelchairs, assist type electric power units, and lightweight electric wheelchairs; and parts and accessories. Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Iwata, Japan.

About Fox Factory

Fox Factory Holding Corp. is engaged in the manufacturing, sale and service of ride dynamics products. The Company’s products fall into two categories: bikes, and powered vehicles, including side-by-sides, on-road vehicles with off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles. The Company’s brands include FOX, FOX RACING SHOX and RACE FACE. The Company’s products include 34 Factory Series FLOAT FIT4, which provides external adjustability with its fourth-generation FOX Isolated Technology and closed-cartridge damper, and includes a self-adjusting negative chamber air spring; X2 technology, utilized in its Factory Series FLOAT and DH rear shocks; PODIUM Internal Bypass, and X2 technology utilized in its 2.5 PODIUM shocks for side-by-sides that feature high and low speed rebound adjustment, high and low speed compression adjustment, and a dual-rate spring for the rear shocks.

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