VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares VOXX International Corporation and Advance Auto Parts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VOXX International Corporation 0.83% 1.45% 0.83%
Advance Auto Parts 4.31% 16.02% 5.51%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.4% of VOXX International Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 17.8% of VOXX International Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of Advance Auto Parts shares are held by 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares VOXX International Corporation and Advance Auto Parts’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
VOXX International Corporation $684.69 million 0.24 $15.82 million $0.23 29.13
Advance Auto Parts $9.48 billion 0.82 $1.01 billion $5.51 19.11

Advance Auto Parts has higher revenue and earnings than VOXX International Corporation. Advance Auto Parts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VOXX International Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for VOXX International Corporation and Advance Auto Parts, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VOXX International Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
Advance Auto Parts 3 6 12 1 2.50

VOXX International Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.48%. Advance Auto Parts has a consensus price target of $145.53, indicating a potential upside of 38.25%. Given Advance Auto Parts’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Advance Auto Parts is more favorable than VOXX International Corporation.

Dividends

Advance Auto Parts pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. VOXX International Corporation does not pay a dividend. Advance Auto Parts pays out 4.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

VOXX International Corporation has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advance Auto Parts has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Advance Auto Parts beats VOXX International Corporation on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About VOXX International Corporation

VOXX International Corporation is an international manufacturer and distributor in the automotive, audio and consumer accessories industries. The Company’s segments include Automotive, Premium Audio and Consumer Accessories. The Automotive segment designs, manufactures, distributes and markets rear-seat entertainment devices, satellite radio products, remote start systems, digital television tuners, mobile antennas, mobile multimedia devices, car link-smartphone telematics application, collision avoidance systems and others. The Premium Audio segment designs, manufactures, distributes and markets home theater systems, outdoor speakers, iPod/computer speakers, business music systems, cinema speakers, flat panel speakers, Bluetooth speakers and others. The Consumer Accessories segment designs and markets remote controls, rechargeable battery packs, wireless and Bluetooth speakers, Singtrix karaoke products, 360 Fly Action Cameras, personal sound amplifiers and others.

About Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. provides automotive aftermarket parts in North America, serving do-it-for-me (Professional) and do-it-yourself (DIY), customers. The Company’s stores and branches offer a selection of brand name, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and private label automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles and light and heavy duty trucks. It serves through various channels ranging from traditional brick and mortar store locations to self-serving e-commerce sites. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 5,062 total stores and 127 branches primarily under the trade names Advance Auto Parts, Autopart International, Carquest and Worldpac. As of December 31, 2016, its Advance Auto Parts operations consisted of three geographic divisions, which included the operations of the stores operating under the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest and Autopart International trade names.

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