American Axle & Manufact. (NYSE: AXL) and Delphi Technologies (NYSE:DLPH) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

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This table compares American Axle & Manufact. and Delphi Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Axle & Manufact. 5.38% 32.04% 5.48%
Delphi Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for American Axle & Manufact. and Delphi Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Axle & Manufact. 3 1 6 0 2.30
Delphi Technologies 0 2 4 0 2.67

American Axle & Manufact. presently has a consensus price target of $19.71, indicating a potential upside of 27.68%. Delphi Technologies has a consensus price target of $63.17, indicating a potential upside of 29.04%. Given Delphi Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Delphi Technologies is more favorable than American Axle & Manufact..

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares American Axle & Manufact. and Delphi Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Axle & Manufact. $6.27 billion 0.27 $337.10 million $3.26 4.74
Delphi Technologies $4.85 billion 0.89 $285.00 million $3.29 14.88

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.5% of Delphi Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of American Axle & Manufact. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Delphi Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. American Axle & Manufact. does not pay a dividend. Delphi Technologies pays out 5.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

American Axle & Manufact. beats Delphi Technologies on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Delphi Technologies

Delphi Technologies PLC is a develops, designs and manufactures powertrain technologies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company’s segments is Products & Service Solutions (PSS). PSS segment sells aftermarket products to independent aftermarket and original equipment service customers. It supplies a full suite of aftermarket products, including engine control modules, pumps, injectors, fuel modules, exhaust gas recirculation valves, brakes, steering and suspension. The Company operates 20 manufacturing facilities and 12 technical centers in 24 countries.

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