American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings (AXL) vs. Fuel Systems Solutions (FSYS) Head to Head Survey

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings (NYSE: AXL) and Fuel Systems Solutions (NASDAQ:FSYS) are both engine & powertrain systems companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings and Fuel Systems Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings 3 2 7 0 2.33
Fuel Systems Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $20.63, suggesting a potential upside of 14.65%. Given American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings is more favorable than Fuel Systems Solutions.


This table compares American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings and Fuel Systems Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings 5.07% 36.26% 5.83%
Fuel Systems Solutions -11.53% -16.93% -11.31%

Risk & Volatility

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fuel Systems Solutions has a beta of 1.98, meaning that its stock price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings and Fuel Systems Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings $3.95 billion 0.51 $235.20 million $2.93 6.14
Fuel Systems Solutions N/A N/A N/A ($2.30) -2.35

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Fuel Systems Solutions. Fuel Systems Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings beats Fuel Systems Solutions on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM) manufactures, engineers, designs and validates driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and chassis modules for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossover vehicles, passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its driveline and drivetrain systems include components that transfer power from the transmission and deliver it to the drive wheels. Its driveline, drivetrain and related products include axles, driveheads, chassis modules, driveshafts, power transfer units, transfer cases, chassis and steering components, transmission parts, electric drive systems and metal-formed products. The Company’s subsidiary, e-AAM Driveline Systems AB (e-AAM), engineers and develops battery electric and hybrid driveline systems to be commercialized for crossover vehicles and passenger cars. As of April 6, 2017, it operated in 17 countries and had approximately 90 manufacturing, engineering and business office facilities around the world.

About Fuel Systems Solutions

Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. is engaged in providing alternative fuel systems for transportation, industrial and refueling applications across the world, as well as reduction technologies for the heavy duty truck and rail markets. The Company operates through two segments: FSS Industrial and FSS Automotive. The FSS Industrial segment consists of its industrial mobile and stationary, auxiliary power units (APU) and the heavy duty commercial transportation operations. The FSS Automotive segment consists of the Company’s passenger and light duty commercial transportation, automotive aftermarket and transportation infrastructure operations. Its products include gaseous fuel regulators, fuel shut-off valves, fuel metering and delivery systems, complete engine systems, auxiliary power systems and electronic controls for use in internal combustion engines. In addition to these core products, which it manufactures, the Company also designs, assembles and markets ancillary components.

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