Fuel Systems Solutions (FSYS) vs. American Axle & Manufact. (AXL) Head to Head Contrast

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Fuel Systems Solutions and American Axle & Manufact.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fuel Systems Solutions N/A N/A N/A ($2.30) -2.35
American Axle & Manufact. $3.95 billion 0.50 $235.20 million $2.92 6.02

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Fuel Systems Solutions and American Axle & Manufact., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

American Axle & Manufact. has a consensus target price of $20.63, indicating a potential upside of 17.39%. Given American Axle & Manufact.’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe American Axle & Manufact. is more favorable than Fuel Systems Solutions.


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

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

Risk & Volatility

Fuel Systems Solutions has a beta of 1.98, suggesting that its share price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Axle & Manufact. has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

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.

About American Axle & Manufact.

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.

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