Stoneridge (NYSE: SRI) and Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ:FDML) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Stoneridge and Federal-Mogul’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stoneridge 9.45% 20.37% 8.58%
Federal-Mogul 0.31% 16.56% 2.17%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Stoneridge and Federal-Mogul, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stoneridge 0 2 0 0 2.00
Federal-Mogul 0 0 0 0 N/A

Stoneridge currently has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.55%. Given Stoneridge’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Stoneridge is more favorable than Federal-Mogul.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.9% of Stoneridge shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.5% of Federal-Mogul shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of Stoneridge shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 82.1% of Federal-Mogul shares are owned 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Stoneridge and Federal-Mogul’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stoneridge $695.98 million 0.89 $77.46 million $2.62 8.35
Federal-Mogul N/A N/A N/A $0.49 20.37

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

Summary

Stoneridge beats Federal-Mogul on 6 of the 8 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 Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp, formerly Federal-Mogul Corporation, is a global supplier of technology and innovation in vehicle and industrial products for fuel economy, emissions reduction and safety systems. The Company serves original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and servicers (OES) (collectively OE) of automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, off-road, agricultural, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial equipment, as well as the worldwide aftermarket. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had OEM products included on more than 300 global vehicle platforms and more than 700 global powertrains used in light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles. The Company offers brands, OE replacement and premium products for all aftermarket customers.

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