Contrasting China Automotive Systems (CAAS) and Veoneer (VNE)

Veoneer (NYSE:VNE) and China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Veoneer and China Automotive Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Veoneer N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
China Automotive Systems $499.06 million 0.23 -$19.34 million $0.64 5.57

Veoneer has higher earnings, but lower revenue than China Automotive Systems.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.9% of Veoneer shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.7% of China Automotive Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 62.2% of China Automotive Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Veoneer and China Automotive Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Veoneer N/A N/A N/A
China Automotive Systems -5.52% 3.39% 1.53%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Veoneer and China Automotive Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Veoneer 2 9 4 0 2.13
China Automotive Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Veoneer currently has a consensus target price of $47.67, indicating a potential upside of 2.05%. Given Veoneer’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Veoneer is more favorable than China Automotive Systems.

Veoneer Company Profile

Veoneer, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells automotive safety electronics products. The company offers automotive radars, cameras with driver assist systems, night vision systems, positioning systems, restraint control, sensing, and brake systems. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Veoneer, Inc.(NYSE:VNE.WI) operates independently of Autoliv, Inc. as of June 29, 2018.

China Automotive Systems Company Profile

China Automotive Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells automotive systems and components in the People's Republic of China. The company produces rack and pinion power steering gears for cars and light duty vehicles; integral power steering gears for heavy-duty vehicles; power steering parts for light duty vehicles; sensor modules; automobile steering systems and columns; and automobile electronic systems and parts. It is also involved in the marketing of automotive parts in North America and Brazil, as well as the provision of after sales, and research and development support services. The company primarily sells its products to the original equipment manufacturing customers. China Automotive Systems, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Jing Zhou, the People's Republic of China.

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