Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) and Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:FOXF) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Delphi Automotive PLC has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fox Factory Holding Corp. has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Delphi Automotive PLC and Fox Factory Holding Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Delphi Automotive PLC 2 2 14 0 2.67
Fox Factory Holding Corp. 0 5 2 0 2.29

Delphi Automotive PLC presently has a consensus target price of $91.94, suggesting a potential downside of 0.99%. Fox Factory Holding Corp. has a consensus target price of $30.17, suggesting a potential downside of 19.98%. Given Delphi Automotive PLC’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Delphi Automotive PLC is more favorable than Fox Factory Holding Corp..

Dividends

Delphi Automotive PLC pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Fox Factory Holding Corp. does not pay a dividend. Delphi Automotive PLC pays out 27.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Delphi Automotive PLC and Fox Factory Holding Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Delphi Automotive PLC 6.90% 62.09% 14.49%
Fox Factory Holding Corp. 10.01% 30.07% 16.33%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.8% of Delphi Automotive PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.1% of Fox Factory Holding Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Delphi Automotive PLC shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.4% of Fox Factory Holding Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Delphi Automotive PLC and Fox Factory Holding Corp.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Delphi Automotive PLC $16.90 billion 1.47 $3.04 billion $4.28 21.70
Fox Factory Holding Corp. $429.19 million 3.27 $69.55 million $1.13 33.36

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

Summary

Delphi Automotive PLC beats Fox Factory Holding Corp. on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Fox Factory Holding Corp.

Fox Factory Holding Corp. is engaged in the manufacturing, sale and service of ride dynamics products. The Company’s products fall into two categories: bikes, and powered vehicles, including side-by-sides, on-road vehicles with off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles. The Company’s brands include FOX, FOX RACING SHOX and RACE FACE. The Company’s products include 34 Factory Series FLOAT FIT4, which provides external adjustability with its fourth-generation FOX Isolated Technology and closed-cartridge damper, and includes a self-adjusting negative chamber air spring; X2 technology, utilized in its Factory Series FLOAT and DH rear shocks; PODIUM Internal Bypass, and X2 technology utilized in its 2.5 PODIUM shocks for side-by-sides that feature high and low speed rebound adjustment, high and low speed compression adjustment, and a dual-rate spring for the rear shocks.

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