Holley (NYSE:HLLY – Get Rating) and Valeo (OTCMKTS:VLEEY – Get Rating) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.
Volatility and Risk
Holley has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Valeo has a beta of 1.83, meaning that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Holley and Valeo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Holley and Valeo, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Holley presently has a consensus target price of $15.05, indicating a potential upside of 54.52%. Valeo has a consensus target price of $22.71, indicating a potential upside of 143.98%. Given Valeo’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Valeo is more favorable than Holley.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Holley and Valeo’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Holley||$692.85 million||1.66||-$27.14 million||N/A||N/A|
|Valeo||$20.42 billion||0.22||$207.04 million||N/A||N/A|
Valeo has higher revenue and earnings than Holley.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
81.4% of Holley shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Valeo shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Holley Company Profile (Get Rating)
Holley Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets automotive aftermarket products for car and truck enthusiasts in the United States, Canada, Europe, and China. The company's products include carburetors, fuel pumps, fuel injection systems, nitrous oxide injection systems, superchargers, exhaust headers, mufflers, distributors, ignition components, engine tuners, automotive performance plumbing products, and exhaust products as well as shifters, converters, transmission kits, transmissions, tuners, and automotive software. It also offers wheels, chassis and suspension products, helmets, head and neck restraints, seat belts, firesuits, and electronic control and monitoring systems. The company sells its products under the Holley, Holley EFI, APR, MSD, Flowmaster, Powerteq, Accel, and Simpson brands to retailers directly, as well as through distributors and online channel. The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Valeo Company Profile (Get Rating)
Valeo SE designs, produces, and sells components, systems, and services for automakers in France, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and other European countries. The company operates through four segments: Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems, Powertrain Systems, Thermal Systems, and Visibility Systems. It offers parking and driving assistance products, such as ultrasonic sensors, radars, and cameras to detect obstacles around vehicles; intuitive control products; and a range of connectivity solutions from short-range to long-range connectivity, as well as develops systems that enable the integration of applications, such as car sharing services and remote parking systems. The company also provides powertrain systems, including electric powertrain systems for electric cars; products, such as torque converters, dual dry and wet clutches, and actuators that enable the automation of transmissions to reduce fuel consumption and enhance driving comfort; and clean engines for vehicles. In addition, it designs and manufactures systems, modules, and components to optimize thermal management of vehicles and passenger comfort in the cabin, including heating ventilation and air conditioning systems. Further, the company designs and produces lighting and wiper systems for drivers in all weather conditions. In addition, it offers original equipment spares to auto manufacturers; and replacement parts and accessories to independent aftermarket for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Valeo SE was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
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