Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ: FDML) and Cooper-Standard Automotive (NYSE:CPS) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Federal-Mogul and Cooper-Standard Automotive, as provided by MarketBeat.
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This table compares Federal-Mogul and Cooper-Standard Automotive’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
98.5% of Federal-Mogul shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.6% of Cooper-Standard Automotive shares are held by institutional investors. 82.1% of Federal-Mogul shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Cooper-Standard Automotive shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Federal-Mogul and Cooper-Standard Automotive’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cooper-Standard Automotive||$3.62 billion||0.60||$135.30 million||$7.19||16.97|
Cooper-Standard Automotive has higher revenue and earnings than Federal-Mogul. Cooper-Standard Automotive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Federal-Mogul, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Cooper-Standard Automotive beats Federal-Mogul on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Federal-Mogul Company Profile
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp, formerly Federal-Mogul Corporation, is a global supplier of technology and innovation in vehicle and industrial products for fuel economy, emissions reduction and safety systems. The Company serves original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and servicers (OES) (collectively OE) of automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, off-road, agricultural, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial equipment, as well as the worldwide aftermarket. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had OEM products included on more than 300 global vehicle platforms and more than 700 global powertrains used in light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles. The Company offers brands, OE replacement and premium products for all aftermarket customers.
Cooper-Standard Automotive Company Profile
Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc., through its subsidiary, Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc., designs, manufactures, and sells sealing, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer, and anti-vibration systems worldwide. It operates in four segments: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America. The company's sealing systems include dynamic and static seals, encapsulated glasses, stainless steel trims, flush glass systems, variable extrusions, and specialty sealing products. Its fuel and brake delivery systems comprise chassis and tank fuel lines and bundles, metallic brake lines and bundles, quick connects, direct injection and port fuel rails, and tube coatings. The company's fluid transfer systems consist of heater/coolant hoses, DPF and SCR emission lines, degas tanks, air intake and charge products, and transmission oil cooling hoses, as well as turbo charger, secondary air, and brake and clutch hoses. It also provides anti-vibration systems, such as powertrain mount systems that include multi-state vacuum switchable hydraulic engine, bi-state electric switchable hydraulic engine, conventional hydraulic, and elastomeric mounts; and chassis suspension components, which comprise conventional and hydraulic body mounts and bushings, as well as strut mounts, spring seats and bumpers, mass dampers, and dual durometer bushings. The company's products are primarily used in passenger vehicles and light trucks that are manufactured by automotive original equipment manufacturers and replacement markets. Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Novi, Michigan.
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