Contrasting Fox Factory Holding Corp. (FOXF) and Stoneridge (SRI)

Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXF) and Stoneridge (NYSE:SRI) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Fox Factory Holding Corp. and Stoneridge, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fox Factory Holding Corp. 0 5 1 0 2.17
Stoneridge 0 1 1 0 2.50

Fox Factory Holding Corp. presently has a consensus price target of $34.00, suggesting a potential downside of 18.37%. Stoneridge has a consensus price target of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 8.51%. Given Stoneridge’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Stoneridge is more favorable than Fox Factory Holding Corp..

Profitability

This table compares Fox Factory Holding Corp. and Stoneridge’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fox Factory Holding Corp. 10.67% 29.60% 16.67%
Stoneridge 10.12% 22.52% 9.17%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fox Factory Holding Corp. and Stoneridge’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fox Factory Holding Corp. $447.71 million 3.48 $74.45 million $1.24 33.59
Stoneridge $759.88 million 0.67 $85.94 million $2.70 6.66

Stoneridge has higher revenue and earnings than Fox Factory Holding Corp.. Stoneridge is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fox Factory Holding Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Fox Factory Holding Corp. has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stoneridge has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.0% of Fox Factory Holding Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.8% of Stoneridge shares are held by institutional investors. 21.4% of Fox Factory Holding Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of Stoneridge shares are held by 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.

Summary

Fox Factory Holding Corp. beats Stoneridge on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Fox Factory Holding Corp.

Fox Factory Holding Corp. is engaged in the manufacturing, sale and service of ride dynamics products. The Company’s products fall into two categories: bikes, and powered vehicles, including side-by-sides, on-road vehicles with off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles. The Company’s brands include FOX, FOX RACING SHOX and RACE FACE. The Company’s products include 34 Factory Series FLOAT FIT4, which provides external adjustability with its fourth-generation FOX Isolated Technology and closed-cartridge damper, and includes a self-adjusting negative chamber air spring; X2 technology, utilized in its Factory Series FLOAT and DH rear shocks; PODIUM Internal Bypass, and X2 technology utilized in its 2.5 PODIUM shocks for side-by-sides that feature high and low speed rebound adjustment, high and low speed compression adjustment, and a dual-rate spring for the rear shocks.

About Stoneridge

Stoneridge, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems for the automotive, commercial, motorcycle, off-highway and agricultural vehicle markets. The Company operates through three segments: Control Devices, Electronics and PST. The Company’s Control Devices segment designs and manufactures products that monitor, measure or activate specific functions within a vehicle and includes product lines, such as sensors, switches, valves, and actuators. The Company’s Electronics segment designs and manufactures electronic instrument clusters, electronic control units and driver information systems. The PST segment is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of in-vehicle audio and video devices, electronic vehicle security alarms, convenience accessories, vehicle tracking devices and monitoring services primarily for the automotive and motorcycle industry. It operated in 25 locations in 12 countries, as of December 31, 2016.

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