VALEO/S (OTCMKTS:VLEEY) and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR (OTCMKTS:ISUZY) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

VALEO/S has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares VALEO/S and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
VALEO/S $22.47 billion 0.36 $644.83 million $1.48 11.41
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR $19.47 billion 0.42 $1.02 billion N/A N/A

ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than VALEO/S.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for VALEO/S and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VALEO/S 7 0 1 0 1.25
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR 0 1 0 0 2.00

Profitability

This table compares VALEO/S and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VALEO/S N/A N/A N/A
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR 4.51% 9.10% 4.81%

Dividends

VALEO/S pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. VALEO/S pays out 38.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of VALEO/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR beats VALEO/S on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About VALEO/S

Valeo SA designs, produces, and sells components, integrated systems, and modules for the automotive sector worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems, Powertrain Systems, Thermal Systems, and Visibility Systems. It offers parking and driving assistance products, such as ultrasonic sensors, radars, and cameras to detect obstacles around vehicles; intuitive control products; and a range of connectivity solutions from short-range to long-range connectivity, as well as develops systems that enable the integration of applications, such as car sharing services and remote parking systems. The company also manufactures powertrain systems, including electric powertrain systems for the electric cars; products that enable the automation of transmissions to reduce fuel consumption and enhance driving comfort; and clean engines for vehicles. In addition, it designs and manufactures systems, modules, and components to optimize thermal management of vehicles and passenger comfort in the cabin. Further, the company designs and produces lighting and wiper systems for drivers in all weather conditions. In addition, it offers original equipment spares to auto manufacturers and the independent aftermarket; replacement parts and accessories for passenger cars and commercial vehicles; air conditioning systems for buses; cabin 3D image processing software; hydraulic actuators; and torque converters. Valeo SA was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

About ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR

Isuzu Motors Limited manufactures and sells commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and engine components worldwide. Its products include heavy and medium duty trucks and busses, and light-duty trucks; pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles; and marine and industrial engines. The company was formerly known as Diesel Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Isuzu Motors Limited in July 1949. Isuzu Motors Limited was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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