China Zenix Auto International (OTCMKTS:ZXAIY) and Strattec Security (NASDAQ:STRT) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
77.0% of Strattec Security shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.1% of Strattec Security shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Strattec Security pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. China Zenix Auto International does not pay a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for China Zenix Auto International and Strattec Security, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Zenix Auto International||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares China Zenix Auto International and Strattec Security’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|China Zenix Auto International||$458.09 million||0.05||-$1.16 million||N/A||N/A|
|Strattec Security||$487.01 million||0.18||-$17.03 million||N/A||N/A|
China Zenix Auto International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Strattec Security.
Volatility & Risk
China Zenix Auto International has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Strattec Security has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares China Zenix Auto International and Strattec Security’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Zenix Auto International||-0.78%||-0.89%||-0.59%|
Strattec Security beats China Zenix Auto International on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
Strattec Security Company Profile
Strattec Security Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of automotive access control products under the VAST brand primarily in the United States. The company offers mechanical locks and keys, electronically enhanced locks and keys, steering column and instrument panel ignition lock housings, latches, power sliding side door systems, power lift gate systems, power deck lid systems, door handles, and related products. It also provides full service and aftermarket support services for its products. The company markets its products to automotive and light truck original equipment manufacturers, as well as other transportation-related manufacturers; and through wholesale distributors, other marketers, and users of component parts, as well as certain products to non-automotive commercial customers. It also exports its products Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America, Korea, China, and India. Strattec Security Corporation was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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