Analyzing U.S. Auto Parts Network (PRTS) and VOXX International Corporation (VOXX)

VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) and U.S. Auto Parts Network (NASDAQ:PRTS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares VOXX International Corporation and U.S. Auto Parts Network’s 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
U.S. Auto Parts Network $303.66 million 0.30 $8.58 million $0.64 4.14

VOXX International Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than U.S. Auto Parts Network. U.S. Auto Parts Network 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for VOXX International Corporation and U.S. Auto Parts Network, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VOXX International Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
U.S. Auto Parts Network 0 0 1 0 3.00

VOXX International Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.10%. U.S. Auto Parts Network has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 50.94%. Given U.S. Auto Parts Network’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe U.S. Auto Parts Network is more favorable than VOXX International Corporation.

Risk and Volatility

VOXX International Corporation has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, U.S. Auto Parts Network has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares VOXX International Corporation and U.S. Auto Parts Network’s 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%
U.S. Auto Parts Network 8.41% 6.64% 1.79%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.8% of VOXX International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of U.S. Auto Parts Network shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.8% of VOXX International Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 40.7% of U.S. Auto Parts Network shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

U.S. Auto Parts Network beats VOXX International Corporation on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About VOXX International Corporation

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.

About U.S. Auto Parts Network

U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. is an online provider of automotive aftermarket parts and repair information. The Company is an online provider of aftermarket auto parts, including collision parts, engine parts, and performance parts and accessories. The Company operates through two segments: Base USAP, which is an auto parts business, and AutoMD, an online automotive repair source. The Company’s Websites provide customers with a range of stock keeping units (SKUs) with detailed product descriptions, attributes and photographs. The Company’s product database maps its SKUs to product applications based on vehicle makes, models and years. The Company primarily sells its products to individual consumers through its network of Websites and online marketplaces. The Company classifies its products into various categories, including collision parts serving the body repair segment, engine parts to serve the replacement/wear parts market, and performance parts and accessories.

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