Horizon Global (NYSE: HZN) and Fenix Parts (OTCMKTS:FENX) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Horizon Global and Fenix Parts’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Horizon Global||$649.20 million||0.31||-$12.36 million||($0.42)||-19.12|
|Fenix Parts||$132.10 million||0.07||-$42.86 million||($1.90)||-0.25|
This table compares Horizon Global and Fenix Parts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
91.0% of Horizon Global shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.1% of Fenix Parts shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Horizon Global shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of Fenix Parts shares are held 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.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Horizon Global and Fenix Parts, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Horizon Global presently has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 111.71%. Given Horizon Global’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Horizon Global is more favorable than Fenix Parts.
Horizon Global beats Fenix Parts on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Horizon Global Company Profile
Horizon Global Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of a range of custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other products serving the automotive aftermarket, retail and original equipment (OE) channels. The Company operates through three segments: Horizon Americas, Horizon Asia-Pacific, and Horizon Europe-Africa. Its towing product category includes devices and accessories installed on a tow-vehicle for the purpose of attaching a trailer and camper, among others, such as hitches and other towing accessories. Its trailering product category includes control devices and components of the trailer itself, such as brake controls and brake replacement parts. Its cargo management product category includes a range of products used to facilitate the transportation of various forms of cargo, to secure that cargo or to organize items. Its other product category includes a range of items, such as tubular push bars, side steps, and commercial brooms and brushes.
Fenix Parts Company Profile
Fenix Parts, Inc. is engaged in auto recycling business. The Company recovers and resells original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, components and systems, such as engines, transmissions, radiators, trunks, lamps and seats reclaimed from damaged, totaled or low value vehicles. The Company operates through Automobile Recycling segment. The Company purchases its vehicles primarily at auto salvage auctions. Upon receipt of vehicles, the Company inventories and then dismantles the vehicles and sells the recycled components. Its customers include collision repair shops (body shops), mechanical repair shops, auto dealerships and individual retail customers. The Company also generates a portion of its revenue from the sale as scrap of the unusable parts and materials, from the sale of used cars and motorcycles, the sale of aftermarket parts, and from the sale of extended warranty contracts.
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