Aptiv (NYSE:APTV) and Puradyn Filter Technologies (OTCMKTS:PFTI) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Aptiv pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Puradyn Filter Technologies does not pay a dividend. Aptiv pays out 16.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.4% of Aptiv shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Aptiv shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 37.3% of Puradyn Filter Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Aptiv and Puradyn Filter Technologies’ 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 1.62 $1.07 billion $5.26 17.32
Puradyn Filter Technologies $4.20 million 0.66 -$220,000.00 N/A N/A

Aptiv has higher revenue and earnings than Puradyn Filter Technologies.

Volatility and Risk

Aptiv has a beta of 2.08, meaning that its share price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Puradyn Filter Technologies has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Aptiv and Puradyn Filter Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aptiv 6.86% 34.92% 10.18%
Puradyn Filter Technologies -29.42% N/A -38.37%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Aptiv and Puradyn Filter Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aptiv 1 4 16 2 2.83
Puradyn Filter Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Aptiv presently has a consensus price target of $92.05, suggesting a potential upside of 1.05%. Given Aptiv’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Aptiv is more favorable than Puradyn Filter Technologies.

Summary

Aptiv beats Puradyn Filter Technologies on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Aptiv

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.

About Puradyn Filter Technologies

Puradyn Filter Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes bypass oil filtration systems for use with internal combustion engines and hydraulic equipment that use lubricating oil worldwide. The company offers its products under the Puradyn name. Its Puradyn system cleans oil by providing a loop circuit of oil filtration and treatment to continually remove solid, liquid, and gaseous contaminants from the oil through a filtration and absorption process. The company also manufactures disposable replacement filter elements for the Puradyn system. Its products are marketed to various industries that include hydraulic applications, and other users of engines or equipment that utilize up to 50 weight oil for lubrication. The company sells its products directly, as well as through manufacturer's representatives, distributors, or other agents to OEMs, other distributors, and national accounts. It serves oil and gas services, power generation, construction and forestry, commercial marine, mining, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Boynton Beach, Florida.

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