Dana (NYSE: DAN) and Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:FOXF) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dana and Fox Factory Holding Corp., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dana 1 5 3 0 2.22
Fox Factory Holding Corp. 0 5 1 0 2.17

Dana currently has a consensus target price of $23.13, suggesting a potential downside of 15.17%. Fox Factory Holding Corp. has a consensus target price of $34.80, suggesting a potential downside of 16.14%. Given Dana’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Dana is more favorable than Fox Factory Holding Corp..

Insider & Institutional Ownership

98.6% of Dana shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.0% of Fox Factory Holding Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Dana shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 21.4% of Fox Factory Holding Corp. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dana and Fox Factory Holding Corp.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dana $6.37 billion 0.62 $704.00 million $4.71 5.79
Fox Factory Holding Corp. $447.71 million 3.47 $74.45 million $1.24 33.47

Dana has higher revenue and earnings than Fox Factory Holding Corp.. Dana is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fox Factory Holding Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Dana pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Fox Factory Holding Corp. does not pay a dividend. Dana pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dana has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Dana has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fox Factory Holding Corp. has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Dana and Fox Factory Holding Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dana 10.80% 30.79% 6.84%
Fox Factory Holding Corp. 10.67% 29.60% 16.67%

Summary

Dana beats Fox Factory Holding Corp. on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dana Company Profile

Dana Incorporated, formerly Dana Holding Corporation, is a global provider of technology driveline, sealing and thermal-management products. The Company operates in four segments: Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies (Light Vehicle), Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies (Commercial Vehicle), Off-Highway Driveline Technologies (Off-Highway) and Power Technologies. It has operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia pacific. Its Light Vehicle segment offers products, such as front axles, rear axles, driveshafts/propshafts, differentials, torque couplings and modular assemblies. Its Commercial Vehicle segment offers products, such as steer axles, drive axles, drive shafts and tire inflation systems. Its Off-Highway segment offers products, such as front axles, rear axles, drive shafts, transmissions, torque converters, tire inflation systems and electronic controls. Its Power Technologies segment offers products, including gaskets and cover modules.

Fox Factory Holding Corp. Company Profile

Fox Factory Holding Corp. is engaged in the manufacturing, sale and service of ride dynamics products. The Company’s products fall into two categories: bikes, and powered vehicles, including side-by-sides, on-road vehicles with off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles. The Company’s brands include FOX, FOX RACING SHOX and RACE FACE. The Company’s products include 34 Factory Series FLOAT FIT4, which provides external adjustability with its fourth-generation FOX Isolated Technology and closed-cartridge damper, and includes a self-adjusting negative chamber air spring; X2 technology, utilized in its Factory Series FLOAT and DH rear shocks; PODIUM Internal Bypass, and X2 technology utilized in its 2.5 PODIUM shocks for side-by-sides that feature high and low speed rebound adjustment, high and low speed compression adjustment, and a dual-rate spring for the rear shocks.

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