Standard Motor Products (NYSE:SMP) and ATC Venture Group (OTCMKTS:ATCV) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Dividends

Standard Motor Products pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. ATC Venture Group does not pay a dividend. Standard Motor Products pays out 29.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Standard Motor Products has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.7% of Standard Motor Products shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of Standard Motor Products shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 49.9% of ATC Venture Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Standard Motor Products and ATC Venture Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Standard Motor Products $1.12 billion 1.03 $37.97 million $2.83 18.05
ATC Venture Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Standard Motor Products has higher revenue and earnings than ATC Venture Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Standard Motor Products and ATC Venture Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Standard Motor Products 0 1 0 0 2.00
ATC Venture Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Standard Motor Products has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ATC Venture Group has a beta of 4.65, suggesting that its share price is 365% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Standard Motor Products and ATC Venture Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Standard Motor Products 2.86% 12.78% 7.11%
ATC Venture Group N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Standard Motor Products beats ATC Venture Group on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Standard Motor Products

Standard Motor Products, Inc. manufactures and distributes replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry. Its Engine Management segment manufactures and distributes engine management replacement parts, including electronic ignition control modules, fuel injectors, remanufactured diesel injectors and pumps, ignition wires, coils, switches, relays, EGR valves, distributor caps and rotors, various sensors primarily measuring temperature, vehicle systems, electronic throttle bodies, and other engine management components primarily under the Standard, Blue Streak, BWD, Select, Intermotor, OEM, LockSmart, TechSmart, Tech Expert, and GP Sorensen brands. The company's Temperature Control segment manufacture, remanufacture, and distribute replacement parts for automotive temperature control systems, engine cooling systems, power window accessories, and windshield washer systems, primarily under the Four Seasons, EVERCO, ACi, and Hayden brands. This segment provides new and remanufactured compressors, clutch assemblies, blower and radiator fan motors, filter dryers, evaporators, accumulators, hose assemblies, thermal expansion devices, heater valves, heater cores, AC service tools and chemicals, fan assemblies, fan clutches, oil coolers, window lift motors, window regulators and assemblies, and windshield washer pumps. The company sells its products primarily to large retail chains, warehouse distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and original equipment service part operations in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Standard Motor Products, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Long Island City, New York.

About ATC Venture Group

ATC Venture Group Inc., through its subsidiary, Simonsen Iron Works Inc., engages in the design, manufacture, and assembly of an array of parts for original equipment manufacturers and other customers. The company was formerly known as Cycle Country Accessories Corp. and changed its name to ATC Venture Group Inc. in January 2012. ATC Venture Group Inc. is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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