Adient (ADNT) & American Axle (AXL) Head to Head Survey

Adient (NYSE: ADNT) and American Axle (NYSE:AXL) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Adient and American Axle, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Adient 2 7 3 0 2.08
American Axle 2 2 7 0 2.45

Adient currently has a consensus target price of $67.92, indicating a potential upside of 25.75%. American Axle has a consensus target price of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 19.19%. Given Adient’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Adient is more favorable than American Axle.


Adient pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. American Axle does not pay a dividend. Adient pays out 11.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.7% of Adient shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Adient shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of American Axle shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Adient has a beta of -0.4, suggesting that its share price is 140% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Axle has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Adient and American Axle’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Adient 0.98% 16.65% 5.71%
American Axle 4.92% 28.46% 5.30%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Adient and American Axle’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Adient $16.21 billion 0.31 $877.00 million $9.35 5.78
American Axle $6.27 billion 0.29 $337.10 million $3.75 4.36

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


Adient beats American Axle on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Adient

Adient plc designs, manufactures, and markets a range of seating systems and components for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and light trucks. The company operates through two segments, Seating and Interiors. The Seating segment produces automotive seat metal structures and mechanisms, foams, trims, fabrics, and seat systems. The Interiors segment produces instrument panels, floor consoles, door panels, overhead consoles, cockpit systems, decorative trims, and other products. The company operates in the Americas, Europe, China, and internationally. Adient plc was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

About American Axle

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, validates, and manufactures driveline, metal forming, powertrain, and casting products. The company's Driveline segment offers axles, driveshafts, power transfer units, rear drive modules, transfer cases, and electric and hybrid driveline products and systems for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossover vehicles, passenger cars, and commercial vehicles. Its Metal Forming segment provides axle and transmission shafts, ring and pinion gears, differential gears, transmission gears and shafts, and suspension components for original equipment manufacturers and automotive suppliers. The company's Powertrain segment offers transmission module and differential assemblies, transmission valve bodies, connecting rod forging and assemblies, torsional vibration dampers, and variable valve timing products for original equipment manufacturers and automotive suppliers. Its Casting segment produces thin wall castings and high strength ductile iron castings, as well as differential cases, steering knuckles, control arms, brackets, and turbo charger housings for the light vehicle, commercial, and industrial markets. The company has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, China, Europe, other Asian countries, and internationally. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

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