Comparing Sorl Auto Parts (NASDAQ:SORL) and Strattec Security (NASDAQ:STRT)

Sorl Auto Parts (NASDAQ:SORL) and Strattec Security (NASDAQ:STRT) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sorl Auto Parts and Strattec Security’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sorl Auto Parts $468.05 million 0.13 $12.74 million $1.23 2.64
Strattec Security $487.01 million 0.17 -$17.03 million N/A N/A

Sorl Auto Parts has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Strattec Security.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Sorl Auto Parts and Strattec Security, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sorl Auto Parts 0 0 0 0 N/A
Strattec Security 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Sorl Auto Parts and Strattec Security’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sorl Auto Parts 2.42% 11.01% 3.05%
Strattec Security -3.50% 5.67% 3.43%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.3% of Sorl Auto Parts shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of Strattec Security shares are held by institutional investors. 58.9% of Sorl Auto Parts shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of Strattec Security shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Strattec Security pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Sorl Auto Parts does not pay a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Sorl Auto Parts has a beta of 2.43, suggesting that its share price is 143% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Strattec Security has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Strattec Security beats Sorl Auto Parts on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sorl Auto Parts

SORL Auto Parts, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and distributes automotive brake systems and other safety related auto parts to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the related aftermarket in the People's Republic of China. It operates through two segments, Commercial Vehicles Brake Systems and Passenger Vehicles Brake Systems. The company offers a range of products covering 65 categories and approximately 2000 specifications in automotive brake systems that are principally used in various types of commercial vehicles, such as trucks and buses. SORL Auto Parts, Inc. markets its products under the SORL brand through authorized distributors. The company exports its products to approximately 104 countries and regions. SORL Auto Parts, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Rui'an, the People's Republic of China.

About Strattec Security

Strattec Security Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of automotive access control products under the VAST brand primarily in the United States. The company offers mechanical locks and keys, electronically enhanced locks and keys, steering column and instrument panel ignition lock housings, latches, power sliding side door systems, power lift gate systems, power deck lid systems, door handles, and related products. It also provides full service and aftermarket support services for its products. The company markets its products to automotive and light truck original equipment manufacturers, as well as other transportation-related manufacturers; and through wholesale distributors, other marketers, and users of component parts, as well as certain products to non-automotive commercial customers. It also exports its products Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America, Korea, China, and India. Strattec Security Corporation was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Receive News & Ratings for Sorl Auto Parts Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Sorl Auto Parts and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.