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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Curaegis Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.3% of Aptiv shares are held by institutional investors. 40.0% of Curaegis Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Aptiv shares are held 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.

Profitability

This table compares Curaegis Technologies and Aptiv’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Curaegis Technologies -20,536.67% N/A -901.06%
Aptiv 6.95% 35.66% 10.58%

Dividends

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Curaegis Technologies and Aptiv, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Curaegis Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aptiv 1 3 15 1 2.80

Aptiv has a consensus price target of $91.43, indicating a potential upside of 15.46%. Given Aptiv’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Aptiv is more favorable than Curaegis Technologies.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Curaegis Technologies and Aptiv’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Curaegis Technologies $40,000.00 126.25 -$6.31 million N/A N/A
Aptiv $14.44 billion 1.41 $1.07 billion $5.26 15.06

Aptiv has higher revenue and earnings than Curaegis Technologies.

Volatility and Risk

Curaegis Technologies has a beta of -0.97, suggesting that its share price is 197% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aptiv has a beta of 2.06, suggesting that its share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Aptiv beats Curaegis Technologies on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Curaegis Technologies Company Profile

CurAegis Technologies, Inc. develops and markets advanced technologies in the areas of safety, wellness and power. It operates through the following segments: CURA and AegisThe CURA segment involves in advanced fatigue management products including wearable devices offering real-time alertness monitoring, and latest in online sleep or fatigue management and interactive learning. The Aegis segment develops advanced hydraulic pump and motor designs that provide higher power density, smaller size, and greater efficiency. The company was founded by Vernon E. Gleasman, James Y. Gleasman, and Keith E. Gleasman on September 25, 1996 and is headquartered in Rochester, NY.

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.

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