Reviewing Federal-Mogul (FDML) and Its Rivals

Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ: FDML) is one of 27 public companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Federal-Mogul to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Federal-Mogul 0.31% 16.56% 2.17%
Federal-Mogul Competitors -115.61% -37.15% -1.76%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Federal-Mogul and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Federal-Mogul N/A N/A 20.37
Federal-Mogul Competitors $5.80 billion $324.32 million 126.79

Federal-Mogul’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Federal-Mogul. Federal-Mogul is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Federal-Mogul and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Federal-Mogul 0 0 0 0 N/A
Federal-Mogul Competitors 157 970 1504 43 2.54

As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 5.51%. Given Federal-Mogul’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Federal-Mogul has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.5% of Federal-Mogul shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.2% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by institutional investors. 82.1% of Federal-Mogul shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.4% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Federal-Mogul beats its rivals on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

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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