Fuel Systems Solutions (FSYS) and American Axle & Manufact. (AXL) Head-To-Head Survey

American Axle & Manufact. (NYSE: AXL) and Fuel Systems Solutions (NASDAQ:FSYS) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for American Axle & Manufact. and Fuel Systems Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Axle & Manufact. 4 2 6 0 2.17
Fuel Systems Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A

American Axle & Manufact. presently has a consensus price target of $19.63, suggesting a potential upside of 15.24%. Given American Axle & Manufact.’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe American Axle & Manufact. is more favorable than Fuel Systems Solutions.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares American Axle & Manufact. and Fuel Systems Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Axle & Manufact. $3.95 billion 0.48 $235.20 million $2.92 5.83
Fuel Systems Solutions N/A N/A N/A ($2.30) -2.35

American Axle & Manufact. has higher revenue and earnings than Fuel Systems Solutions. Fuel Systems Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than American Axle & Manufact., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares American Axle & Manufact. and Fuel Systems Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Axle & Manufact. 5.07% 36.26% 5.83%
Fuel Systems Solutions -11.53% -16.93% -11.31%

Volatility & Risk

American Axle & Manufact. has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fuel Systems Solutions has a beta of 1.98, meaning that its stock price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

American Axle & Manufact. beats Fuel Systems Solutions on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About American Axle & Manufact.

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM) manufactures, engineers, designs and validates driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and chassis modules for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossover vehicles, passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its driveline and drivetrain systems include components that transfer power from the transmission and deliver it to the drive wheels. Its driveline, drivetrain and related products include axles, driveheads, chassis modules, driveshafts, power transfer units, transfer cases, chassis and steering components, transmission parts, electric drive systems and metal-formed products. The Company’s subsidiary, e-AAM Driveline Systems AB (e-AAM), engineers and develops battery electric and hybrid driveline systems to be commercialized for crossover vehicles and passenger cars. As of April 6, 2017, it operated in 17 countries and had approximately 90 manufacturing, engineering and business office facilities around the world.

About Fuel Systems Solutions

Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. is engaged in providing alternative fuel systems for transportation, industrial and refueling applications across the world, as well as reduction technologies for the heavy duty truck and rail markets. The Company operates through two segments: FSS Industrial and FSS Automotive. The FSS Industrial segment consists of its industrial mobile and stationary, auxiliary power units (APU) and the heavy duty commercial transportation operations. The FSS Automotive segment consists of the Company’s passenger and light duty commercial transportation, automotive aftermarket and transportation infrastructure operations. Its products include gaseous fuel regulators, fuel shut-off valves, fuel metering and delivery systems, complete engine systems, auxiliary power systems and electronic controls for use in internal combustion engines. In addition to these core products, which it manufactures, the Company also designs, assembles and markets ancillary components.

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