Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) and China Zenix Auto International (NYSE:ZX) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Aptiv and China Zenix Auto International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aptiv $14.44 billion 1.47 $1.07 billion $5.26 15.66
China Zenix Auto International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Aptiv has higher revenue and earnings than China Zenix Auto International.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Aptiv and China Zenix Auto International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aptiv 1 2 17 1 2.86
China Zenix Auto International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Aptiv currently has a consensus target price of $93.94, indicating a potential upside of 14.07%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.6% of Aptiv shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.3% of China Zenix Auto International shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Aptiv shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Aptiv and China Zenix Auto International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aptiv 7.39% 37.39% 11.24%
China Zenix Auto International N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Aptiv pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. China Zenix Auto International does not pay a dividend. Aptiv pays out 16.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Aptiv beats China Zenix Auto International on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aptiv Company Profile

Aptiv PLC, together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufacturers vehicle components, and provides electrical, electronic, and safety technology solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. It operates through two segment, Signal and Power Solutions, and Advanced Safety and User Experience. The Signal and Power Solutions segment designs, manufactures, and assembles vehicle's electrical architecture, including engineered component products, connectors, wiring assemblies and harnesses, cable management, electrical centers, and hybrid high voltage and safety distribution systems. The Advanced Safety and User Experience segment provides critical components, systems, and software development for passenger safety, security, comfort, and vehicle operation, such as body controls, infotainment and connectivity systems, active and passive safety electronics, autonomous driving software and technologies, and systems integration. The company was formerly known as Delphi Automotive PLC and changed its name to Aptiv PLC in December 2017. Aptiv PLC is based in Dublin, Ireland.

China Zenix Auto International Company Profile

China Zenix Auto International Limited designs, manufactures, and sells commercial vehicle wheels to aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company offers tubed steel wheels, tubeless steel wheels, and off-road steel wheels; aluminum wheels; and wheel components, such as wheel discs. It sells its products directly and through a network of distributors under the Zhengxing, Zhengxing Prince, Haixia, Zhengchang, Lianxing, and CZX brands. The company was formerly known as Richwheel Limited and changed its name to China Zenix Auto International Limited in November 2010. China Zenix Auto International Limited was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Zhangzhou, the People's Republic of China. China Zenix Auto International Limited is a subsidiary of Newrace Limited.

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