Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT – Get Free Report) and Brembo (OTCMKTS:BRBOF – Get Free Report) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
9.9% of Westport Fuel Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.4% of Brembo shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Westport Fuel Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Westport Fuel Systems and Brembo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Westport Fuel Systems||-16.64%||-24.90%||-12.62%|
Valuation & Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Westport Fuel Systems||$305.70 million||0.38||-$32.69 million||($3.07)||-2.21|
Brembo has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Westport Fuel Systems. Westport Fuel Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Brembo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Westport Fuel Systems and Brembo, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Westport Fuel Systems||0||2||2||0||2.50|
Westport Fuel Systems presently has a consensus price target of $17.75, indicating a potential upside of 161.03%. Given Westport Fuel Systems’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Westport Fuel Systems is more favorable than Brembo.
Brembo beats Westport Fuel Systems on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Westport Fuel Systems
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. engages in the engineering, manufacturing, and supplying alternative fuel systems and components for use in transportation applications in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and internationally. The company operates through Original Equipment Manufacturer and Independent Aftermarket segments. It offers alternative fuel systems and components, which include a range of alternative fuels, such as liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewable natural gas, and hydrogen; and engages in the light and heavy-duty original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and delayed OEMs, electronics, and fuel storage activities. The company also provides Westport High Pressure Direct Injection 2.0, a fully integrated LNG fuel systems that enables diesel engines using primarily natural gas fuel to match the power, torque, and fuel economy benefits found in traditional compression ignition engines, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Its products and services are used for passenger cars; light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks, as well as off-road applications.; and cryogenics and hydrogen applications under the BRC Gas Equipment, Westport HPDI, OMVL, Prins, GFi Control systems, Emer, Zavoli, TA Gas Technology, Valtek, AFS, and STAKO brands. The company was formerly known as Westport Innovations Inc. and changed its name to Westport Fuel Systems Inc. in June 2016. Westport Fuel Systems Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Brembo S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, produces, and sells braking systems and components for cars, motorbikes, and industrial vehicles and machinery. It operates through Discs Systems Motorbikes; and Aftermarket Performance Group segments. The company offers various products for car and commercial vehicle applications, including brake discs, brake calipers, side-wheel modules, and braking systems, as well as integrated engineering services for light commercial and heavy industrial vehicles, motorbikes, and racing competitions. It also provides brake master cylinders, light-alloy wheels, brake hoses, braking systems, pads, drums, brake shoes, drum-brake kits, and hydraulic components. In addition, the company offers braking systems for race cars and motorbikes under the Brembo Racing brand; braking systems and clutches for race cars under the AP Racing brand name; and magnesium and aluminum wheels for racing motorbikes under the Marchesini brand. It operates in Italy, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, other European countries, India, China, Japan, other Asian countries, Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Mexico, Canada, and internationally. Brembo S.p.A. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Stezzano, Italy. Brembo S.p.A. is a subsidiary of Nuova FourB S.r.l.
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