Head-To-Head Survey: Superior Industries International (SUP) versus Federal-Mogul (FDML)

Superior Industries International (NYSE: SUP) and Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ:FDML) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Superior Industries International and Federal-Mogul’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Superior Industries International $732.70 million 0.53 $41.38 million ($0.20) -78.50
Federal-Mogul N/A N/A N/A $0.49 20.37

Superior Industries International has higher revenue and earnings than Federal-Mogul. Superior Industries International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Federal-Mogul, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.2% of Superior Industries International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.5% of Federal-Mogul shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Superior Industries International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 82.1% of Federal-Mogul shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Superior Industries International and Federal-Mogul’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superior Industries International 0.66% 7.96% 3.32%
Federal-Mogul 0.31% 16.56% 2.17%


Superior Industries International pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Federal-Mogul does not pay a dividend. Superior Industries International pays out -180.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Superior Industries International and Federal-Mogul, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superior Industries International 0 1 2 0 2.67
Federal-Mogul 0 0 0 0 N/A

Superior Industries International currently has a consensus target price of $22.67, suggesting a potential upside of 44.37%. Given Superior Industries International’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Superior Industries International is more favorable than Federal-Mogul.


Superior Industries International beats Federal-Mogul on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Superior Industries International

Superior Industries International, Inc. is engaged in the design and manufacture of aluminum wheels for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company supplies cast aluminum wheels to automobile and light truck manufacturers, with wheel manufacturing operations in the United States and Mexico. The Company offers wheels in a range of finishes, which include Bright Machined, Polished Face with Painted Window, Fully Painted, Premium Paint, Polished, Chrome Clad and Mirror Finish Ultra Bright Machining. The Company’s products, which are manufactured in its North American facilities, are delivered primarily to automotive assembly operations in North America for global OEMs. Its OEM aluminum wheels are primarily sold for factory installation, as either optional or standard equipment, on various vehicle models. As of December 31, 2015, the Company operated five manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico.

About Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp, formerly Federal-Mogul Corporation, is a global supplier of technology and innovation in vehicle and industrial products for fuel economy, emissions reduction and safety systems. The Company serves original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and servicers (OES) (collectively OE) of automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, off-road, agricultural, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial equipment, as well as the worldwide aftermarket. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had OEM products included on more than 300 global vehicle platforms and more than 700 global powertrains used in light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles. The Company offers brands, OE replacement and premium products for all aftermarket customers.

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