American Axle & Manufact. (NYSE:AXL) and ATC Venture Group (OTCMKTS:ATCV) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
Volatility and Risk
American Axle & Manufact. has a beta of 1.99, suggesting that its share price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ATC Venture Group has a beta of 6.65, suggesting that its share price is 565% more volatile than the S&P 500.
98.6% of American Axle & Manufact. shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of American Axle & Manufact. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 49.9% of ATC Venture Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for American Axle & Manufact. and ATC Venture Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|American Axle & Manufact.||1||3||7||0||2.55|
|ATC Venture Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
American Axle & Manufact. presently has a consensus target price of $16.50, indicating a potential upside of 92.98%. Given American Axle & Manufact.’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe American Axle & Manufact. is more favorable than ATC Venture Group.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares American Axle & Manufact. and ATC Venture Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|American Axle & Manufact.||$7.27 billion||0.13||-$57.50 million||$3.28||2.61|
|ATC Venture Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
ATC Venture Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than American Axle & Manufact..
This table compares American Axle & Manufact. and ATC Venture Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|American Axle & Manufact.||-1.48%||18.62%||3.91%|
|ATC Venture Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
American Axle & Manufact. beats ATC Venture Group on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About American Axle & Manufact.
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, validates, and manufactures driveline, metal forming, powertrain, and casting products in the United States, Mexico, South America, China, other Asian countries, Europe, and internationally. The company's Driveline segment offers axles, drive shafts, power transfer units, rear drive modules, transfer cases, and electric and hybrid driveline products and systems for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossover vehicles, passenger cars, and commercial vehicles. Its Metal Forming segment provides axle and transmission shafts, ring and pinion gears, differential gears, transmission gears, and suspension components for original equipment manufacturers and automotive suppliers. The company's Powertrain segment offers transmission module and differential assemblies, transmission valve bodies, connecting rod forging and assemblies, torsional vibration dampers, and variable valve timing products for original equipment manufacturers and automotive suppliers. Its Casting segment provides thin wall castings and high strength ductile iron castings, as well as differential cases, steering knuckles, control arms, brackets, and turbo charger housings for the light vehicle, commercial, and industrial markets. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
About ATC Venture Group
ATC Venture Group Inc., through its subsidiary, Simonsen Iron Works Inc., engages in the design, manufacture, and assembly of an array of parts for original equipment manufacturers and other customers. The company was formerly known as Cycle Country Accessories Corp. and changed its name to ATC Venture Group Inc. in January 2012. ATC Venture Group Inc. is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
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