Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) and Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Horizon Global Corporation and Autoliv’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Horizon Global Corporation $792.20 million 0.54 $58.76 million ($0.67) -25.64
Autoliv $10.22 billion 1.08 $1.28 billion $6.32 20.10

Autoliv has higher revenue and earnings than Horizon Global Corporation. Horizon Global Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Autoliv, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Autoliv pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Horizon Global Corporation does not pay a dividend. Autoliv pays out 38.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Horizon Global Corporation has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Horizon Global Corporation has a beta of 1.86, indicating that its share price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autoliv has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.0% of Horizon Global Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.8% of Autoliv shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Horizon Global Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Autoliv shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Horizon Global Corporation and Autoliv’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Horizon Global Corporation -1.45% 18.86% 2.76%
Autoliv 5.44% 13.96% 6.75%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Horizon Global Corporation and Autoliv, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Horizon Global Corporation 1 2 3 0 2.33
Autoliv 4 11 6 0 2.10

Horizon Global Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $19.60, suggesting a potential upside of 14.09%. Autoliv has a consensus price target of $111.65, suggesting a potential downside of 12.11%. Given Horizon Global Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Horizon Global Corporation is more favorable than Autoliv.

Horizon Global Corporation Company Profile

Horizon Global Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of a range of custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other products serving the automotive aftermarket, retail and original equipment (OE) channels. The Company operates through three segments: Horizon Americas, Horizon Asia-Pacific, and Horizon Europe-Africa. Its towing product category includes devices and accessories installed on a tow-vehicle for the purpose of attaching a trailer and camper, among others, such as hitches and other towing accessories. Its trailering product category includes control devices and components of the trailer itself, such as brake controls and brake replacement parts. Its cargo management product category includes a range of products used to facilitate the transportation of various forms of cargo, to secure that cargo or to organize items. Its other product category includes a range of items, such as tubular push bars, side steps, and commercial brooms and brushes.

Autoliv Company Profile

Autoliv, Inc. is a supplier of automotive safety systems with a range of product offerings, including passive safety systems and active safety systems. The Company operates through two segments: Passive Safety and Electronics. The Passive safety products include modules and components for passenger and driver-side airbags, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, whiplash protection systems and child seats, and components for such systems, as well as passive safety electronic products, such as restraint electronics and crash sensors. The Active safety products include camera-based vision systems, night driving assist, automotive radars, brake controls, positioning systems, electronic control units, and other active safety systems. As of December 31, 2016, including joint venture operations, the Company had approximately 78 production facilities in 25 countries, consisting of both component factories and assembly factories.

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