Autoliv (ALV) vs. Curaegis Technologies (CRGS) Head-To-Head Analysis

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) and Curaegis Technologies (OTCMKTS:CRGS) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Autoliv and Curaegis Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Autoliv 7 12 5 0 1.92
Curaegis Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Autoliv presently has a consensus target price of $89.25, indicating a potential upside of 13.39%. Given Autoliv’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Autoliv is more favorable than Curaegis Technologies.

Volatility & Risk

Autoliv has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Curaegis Technologies has a beta of -0.77, indicating that its stock price is 177% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Autoliv and Curaegis Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Autoliv $8.68 billion 0.79 $190.40 million $6.83 11.52
Curaegis Technologies $40,000.00 187.87 -$6.31 million N/A N/A

Autoliv has higher revenue and earnings than Curaegis Technologies.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

34.2% of Autoliv shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Curaegis Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Autoliv shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 40.0% of Curaegis Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Autoliv pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Curaegis Technologies does not pay a dividend. Autoliv pays out 36.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Autoliv has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Autoliv and Curaegis Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Autoliv 2.03% 27.29% 8.00%
Curaegis Technologies -17,229.73% N/A -562.91%

Summary

Autoliv beats Curaegis Technologies on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Autoliv Company Profile

Autoliv, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry. The company offers passive safety systems, including modules and components for frontal-impact airbag protection systems, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, battery cable cutters, pedestrian protection systems, and child seats. It operates in Europe and the Americas; and China, Japan, and rest of Asia. The company primarily serves car manufacturers. Autoliv, Inc. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

Curaegis Technologies Company Profile

CurAegis Technologies, Inc. develops and markets advanced technologies in the areas of power, safety, and wellness. The company operates through two segments, CURA and Aegis. It focuses on the commercialization of various technologies, including myCadian watch, a wearable device, which is used to predict and detect the degradation of alertness in a user, and reveal sleep and fatigue problems; Z-Coach, an e-learning tool that offers sleep training and education solutions to correct sleep issues and enhance overall wellness; and hydraulic pumps for off road diesel engines. The company was formerly known as Torvec, Inc. and changed its name to CurAegis Technologies, Inc. in June 2016. CurAegis Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

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