Analyzing AEye (NASDAQ:LIDR) & Commercial Vehicle Group (NASDAQ:CVGI)
AEye (NASDAQ:LIDR – Get Rating) and Commercial Vehicle Group (NASDAQ:CVGI – Get Rating) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for AEye and Commercial Vehicle Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Commercial Vehicle Group||0||0||2||0||3.00|
AEye currently has a consensus price target of $13.67, suggesting a potential upside of 122.22%. Commercial Vehicle Group has a consensus price target of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 103.78%. Given AEye’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AEye is more favorable than Commercial Vehicle Group.
This table compares AEye and Commercial Vehicle Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Commercial Vehicle Group||1.98%||22.91%||5.30%|
Volatility & Risk
AEye has a beta of 1.79, meaning that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Commercial Vehicle Group has a beta of 3.27, meaning that its share price is 227% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares AEye and Commercial Vehicle Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AEye||$3.01 million||321.50||-$65.01 million||N/A||N/A|
|Commercial Vehicle Group||$971.58 million||0.23||$23.73 million||$0.59||11.63|
Commercial Vehicle Group has higher revenue and earnings than AEye.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
26.5% of AEye shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of Commercial Vehicle Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.1% of AEye shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.7% of Commercial Vehicle Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Commercial Vehicle Group beats AEye on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
AEye Company Profile (Get Rating)
AEye, Inc. provides lidar systems for vehicle autonomy, advanced driver-assistance systems, and robotic vision applications in the United States, Europe, and Asia. It offers 4Sight A, a software-configurable lidar solution for automotive markets, including 4Sight at Design, Triggered 4Sight, or Responsive 4Sight software levels; and 4Sight M, a software-configurable lidar solution for the mobility and industrial markets, including 4Sight at Design, Triggered 4Sight, Responsive 4Sight, and Predictive 4Sight software levels. The company was formerly known as US LADAR, Inc. and changed its name to AEye, Inc. in March 2016. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.
Commercial Vehicle Group Company Profile (Get Rating)
Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, produces, and sells components and assemblies in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific regions. It operates in four segments: Vehicle Solutions, Warehouse Automation, Electrical Systems, and Aftermarket & Accessories. The company offers electrical wire harness assemblies that function as current carrying devices in providing electrical interconnections for gauges, lights, control functions, power circuits, powertrain and transmission sensors, emissions systems, and other electronic applications on commercial and other vehicles; and panel assemblies. It also offers electro-mechanical assemblies, such as box builds, complex automated and robotic assemblies, and large multi-cabinet control cabinets with power distribution and cabling; vinyl or cloth-covered appliqués, armrests, map pocket compartments, and sound-reducing insulations; instrument panels; and plastics decorating and finishing products. In addition, it provides cab structures; design products, including armrests, grab handles, storage systems, floor coverings, floor mats, sleeper bunks, headliners, wall panels, and privacy curtains; and mirrors, wipers, and controls used in commercial, military and specialty recreational vehicles. Further, it offers seats and seating systems, such as mechanical and air suspension, static and military seats, and bus, as well as seats for medium-and heavy-duty trucks (MD/HD trucks); office seating products; and seats, parts, and components for the aftermarket. The company supplies its products and systems for the commercial vehicle market comprising the MD/HD truck market; and MD/HD truck, bus, construction, mining, agricultural, military, industrial, municipal, off-road recreational, and specialty vehicle markets. Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.
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