HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR (OTCMKTS:HLFDY) and U.S. Auto Parts Network (NASDAQ:PRTS) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
44.3% of U.S. Auto Parts Network shares are held by institutional investors. 24.2% of U.S. Auto Parts Network shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR and U.S. Auto Parts Network, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|U.S. Auto Parts Network||0||1||1||0||2.50|
U.S. Auto Parts Network has a consensus target price of $3.40, suggesting a potential upside of 161.54%. Given U.S. Auto Parts Network’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe U.S. Auto Parts Network is more favorable than HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR and U.S. Auto Parts Network’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR||$1.51 billion||0.53||$72.57 million||$0.78||10.29|
|U.S. Auto Parts Network||$303.37 million||0.15||$24.01 million||$0.10||13.00|
HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than U.S. Auto Parts Network. HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than U.S. Auto Parts Network, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.8%. U.S. Auto Parts Network does not pay a dividend. HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR pays out 70.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR and U.S. Auto Parts Network’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|U.S. Auto Parts Network||-0.98%||3.19%||1.27%|
Volatility & Risk
HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, U.S. Auto Parts Network has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.
U.S. Auto Parts Network beats HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR
Halfords Group plc, through its subsidiaries, retails automotive, leisure, and cycling products. It operates in two segments, Retail and Car Servicing. The company offers car parts, cycling products, technology products, kids products, and camping and leisure equipment; and car service, repair, and MOTs to retail and fleet customers. It also engages in the sale and fitting of bulbs, blades, and batteries; and offers bicycle replacement for insurance companies under the Wheelies brand. As of March 31, 2017, the company operated 479 retail stores in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It also operates 15 Cycle Republic stores, as well as 313 car servicing centers in the United Kingdom; and sells 165,000 product lines through online. Halfords Group plc was founded in 1892 and is based in Redditch, the United Kingdom.
About U.S. Auto Parts Network
U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online provider of aftermarket auto parts and accessories primarily in the United States and the Philippines. It offers collision parts, such as parts for the exterior of an automobile; mirror products; engine parts comprising engine and chassis components, as well as other mechanical and electrical parts; and performance parts and accessories to individual consumers through its network of e-commerce Websites and online marketplaces. The company also sells and delivers auto parts to collision repair shops from its Chesapeake, Virginia warehouse facility; markets Kool-Vue products to auto parts wholesale distributors; aftermarket catalytic converters under the Evan Fischer brand; and serves consumers by operating a retail outlet store in LaSalle, Illinois. Its flagship Websites includes www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.carparts.com, www.jcwhitney.com, and AutoMD.com. U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Carson, California.
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