Autoliv (ALV) versus OmniTek Engineering (OMTK) Head-To-Head Review

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

Volatility and Risk

Autoliv has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OmniTek Engineering has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Autoliv and OmniTek Engineering, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Autoliv 4 10 9 0 2.22
OmniTek Engineering 0 0 0 0 N/A

Autoliv currently has a consensus price target of $134.60, indicating a potential downside of 7.53%. Given Autoliv’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Autoliv is more favorable than OmniTek Engineering.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Autoliv and OmniTek Engineering’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Autoliv $10.38 billion 1.22 $427.10 million $6.58 22.12
OmniTek Engineering $1.07 million 1.23 -$1.03 million N/A N/A

Autoliv has higher revenue and earnings than OmniTek Engineering.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.2% of Autoliv shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Autoliv shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 54.0% of OmniTek Engineering shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Autoliv and OmniTek Engineering’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Autoliv 3.87% 13.63% 6.66%
OmniTek Engineering -81.09% -128.17% -50.12%

Dividends

Autoliv pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. OmniTek Engineering does not pay a dividend. Autoliv pays out 36.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Autoliv has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Summary

Autoliv beats OmniTek Engineering on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Autoliv

Autoliv, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Passive Safety and Electronics. It offers 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. The company also provides restraint control electronics and crash sensors for deployment of airbags and seatbelt pretensioners; active safety sensors and software for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving solutions; and brake control systems. It primarily serves car manufacturers. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

About OmniTek Engineering

Omnitek Engineering Corp. develops and supplies new natural gas engine and advanced engine management systems for gaseous fuels worldwide. It also manufactures a proprietary technology, which is used to convert old or new diesel engines to operate on natural gas, propane, or hydrogen. The company offers conversion kits for converting diesel engines to operate on natural gas; conversion kits for converting rich-burn natural gas engines to lean-burn natural gas engines; and natural gas engines and components. Its products are used for stationary applications, including generator sets; and transportation industry, such as light commercial vehicles, minibuses, heavy-duty trucks, and municipal buses, as well as rail and marine applications. The company sells and delivers its products through its distributors, engine manufacturers, system integrators, fleet operators, and engine conversion companies, as well as directly to end-users. Omnitek Engineering Corp. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Vista, California.

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