Stoneridge (NYSE: SRI) and Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Stoneridge and Delphi Automotive PLC’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stoneridge $759.88 million 0.61 $85.94 million $2.70 6.07
Delphi Automotive PLC $17.01 billion 1.46 $3.06 billion $4.72 19.78

Delphi Automotive PLC has higher revenue and earnings than Stoneridge. Stoneridge is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Delphi Automotive PLC, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Stoneridge has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Delphi Automotive PLC has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Delphi Automotive PLC pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Stoneridge does not pay a dividend. Delphi Automotive PLC pays out 24.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Stoneridge and Delphi Automotive PLC, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stoneridge 0 1 1 0 2.50
Delphi Automotive PLC 2 2 14 0 2.67

Stoneridge presently has a consensus price target of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 19.05%. Delphi Automotive PLC has a consensus price target of $95.06, indicating a potential upside of 1.84%. Given Stoneridge’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Stoneridge is more favorable than Delphi Automotive PLC.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.4% of Stoneridge shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.9% of Delphi Automotive PLC shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of Stoneridge shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Delphi Automotive PLC shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Stoneridge and Delphi Automotive PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stoneridge 10.12% 22.52% 9.17%
Delphi Automotive PLC 8.78% 54.08% 11.90%


Delphi Automotive PLC beats Stoneridge on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Stoneridge

Stoneridge, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems for the automotive, commercial, motorcycle, off-highway and agricultural vehicle markets. The Company operates through three segments: Control Devices, Electronics and PST. The Company’s Control Devices segment designs and manufactures products that monitor, measure or activate specific functions within a vehicle and includes product lines, such as sensors, switches, valves, and actuators. The Company’s Electronics segment designs and manufactures electronic instrument clusters, electronic control units and driver information systems. The PST segment is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of in-vehicle audio and video devices, electronic vehicle security alarms, convenience accessories, vehicle tracking devices and monitoring services primarily for the automotive and motorcycle industry. It operated in 25 locations in 12 countries, as of December 31, 2016.

About Delphi Automotive PLC

Delphi Automotive PLC is a global technology company serving the automotive sector. The Company designs and manufactures vehicle components, and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain and active safety technology solutions to the global automotive and commercial vehicle markets. The Company’s segments include Electrical/Electronic Architecture, Powertrain Systems, and Electronics and Safety. The Electrical/Electronic Architecture segment provides complete design of the vehicle’s electrical architecture, including connectors, wiring assemblies and harnesses, electrical centers and hybrid high voltage and safety distribution systems. The Powertrain Systems segment offers products for engine management systems (EMS). The Electronics and Safety segment offers a range of electronic and safety equipment and software in the areas of controls, security, infotainment, communications and safety systems.

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