Curaegis Technologies (OTCMKTS:CRGS) and American Axle & Manufact. (NYSE:AXL) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.
This table compares Curaegis Technologies and American Axle & Manufact.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|American Axle & Manufact.||-16.69%||15.33%||2.41%|
This table compares Curaegis Technologies and American Axle & Manufact.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Curaegis Technologies||$10,000.00||424.17||-$4.28 million||N/A||N/A|
|American Axle & Manufact.||$6.53 billion||0.12||-$484.50 million||$1.62||4.25|
Curaegis Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than American Axle & Manufact..
Volatility & Risk
Curaegis Technologies has a beta of -1.35, meaning that its share price is 235% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Axle & Manufact. has a beta of 2.72, meaning that its share price is 172% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.1% of Curaegis Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.9% of American Axle & Manufact. shares are held by institutional investors. 40.0% of Curaegis Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of American Axle & Manufact. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Curaegis Technologies and American Axle & Manufact., as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|American Axle & Manufact.||0||4||4||0||2.50|
American Axle & Manufact. has a consensus target price of $8.38, indicating a potential upside of 21.73%. Given American Axle & Manufact.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe American Axle & Manufact. is more favorable than Curaegis Technologies.
American Axle & Manufact. beats Curaegis Technologies on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Curaegis Technologies Company Profile
CurAegis Technologies, Inc. develops and markets advanced technologies in the areas of safety, wellness and power. It operates through the following segments: CURA and AegisThe CURA segment involves in advanced fatigue management products including wearable devices offering real-time alertness monitoring, and latest in online sleep or fatigue management and interactive learning. The Aegis segment develops advanced hydraulic pump and motor designs that provide higher power density, smaller size, and greater efficiency. The company was founded by Vernon E. Gleasman, James Y. Gleasman, and Keith E. Gleasman on September 25, 1996 and is headquartered in Rochester, NY.
American Axle & Manufact. Company Profile
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, validates, and manufactures driveline, metal forming, powertrain, and casting products in the United States, Mexico, South America, China, other Asian countries, Europe, and internationally. The company's Driveline segment offers axles, drive shafts, 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 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 provides 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. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
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