VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.
Volatility & Risk
VOXX International Corporation has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advance Auto Parts has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for VOXX International Corporation and Advance Auto Parts, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|VOXX International Corporation||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|Advance Auto Parts||3||6||12||1||2.50|
VOXX International Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.10%. Advance Auto Parts has a consensus target price of $145.53, suggesting a potential upside of 35.58%. Given Advance Auto Parts’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Advance Auto Parts is more favorable than VOXX International Corporation.
Advance Auto Parts pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. VOXX International Corporation does not pay a dividend. Advance Auto Parts pays out 4.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
51.8% of VOXX International Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 17.8% of VOXX International Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of Advance Auto Parts shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares VOXX International Corporation and Advance Auto Parts’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|VOXX International Corporation||$684.69 million||0.25||$15.82 million||$0.23||31.09|
|Advance Auto Parts||$9.48 billion||0.84||$1.01 billion||$5.51||19.48|
Advance Auto Parts has higher revenue and earnings than VOXX International Corporation. Advance Auto Parts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VOXX International Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares VOXX International Corporation and Advance Auto Parts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|VOXX International Corporation||0.83%||1.45%||0.83%|
|Advance Auto Parts||4.31%||16.02%||5.51%|
Advance Auto Parts beats VOXX International Corporation on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
VOXX International Corporation Company Profile
VOXX International Corporation is an international manufacturer and distributor in the automotive, audio and consumer accessories industries. The Company’s segments include Automotive, Premium Audio and Consumer Accessories. The Automotive segment designs, manufactures, distributes and markets rear-seat entertainment devices, satellite radio products, remote start systems, digital television tuners, mobile antennas, mobile multimedia devices, car link-smartphone telematics application, collision avoidance systems and others. The Premium Audio segment designs, manufactures, distributes and markets home theater systems, outdoor speakers, iPod/computer speakers, business music systems, cinema speakers, flat panel speakers, Bluetooth speakers and others. The Consumer Accessories segment designs and markets remote controls, rechargeable battery packs, wireless and Bluetooth speakers, Singtrix karaoke products, 360 Fly Action Cameras, personal sound amplifiers and others.
Advance Auto Parts Company Profile
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. provides automotive aftermarket parts in North America, serving do-it-for-me (Professional) and do-it-yourself (DIY), customers. The Company’s stores and branches offer a selection of brand name, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and private label automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles and light and heavy duty trucks. It serves through various channels ranging from traditional brick and mortar store locations to self-serving e-commerce sites. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 5,062 total stores and 127 branches primarily under the trade names Advance Auto Parts, Autopart International, Carquest and Worldpac. As of December 31, 2016, its Advance Auto Parts operations consisted of three geographic divisions, which included the operations of the stores operating under the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest and Autopart International trade names.
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