Head to Head Review: Modine Manufacturing (MOD) and Fuel Systems Solutions (FSYS)

Modine Manufacturing (NYSE: MOD) and Fuel Systems Solutions (NASDAQ:FSYS) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Modine Manufacturing and Fuel Systems Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Modine Manufacturing 0 0 1 0 3.00
Fuel Systems Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Modine Manufacturing and Fuel Systems Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Modine Manufacturing 2.29% 14.94% 4.49%
Fuel Systems Solutions -11.53% -16.93% -11.31%

Volatility and Risk

Modine Manufacturing has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fuel Systems Solutions has a beta of 1.98, meaning that its stock price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.4% of Modine Manufacturing shares are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of Modine Manufacturing shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Modine Manufacturing and Fuel Systems Solutions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Modine Manufacturing $1.50 billion 0.71 $14.20 million $0.85 24.82
Fuel Systems Solutions N/A N/A N/A ($2.30) -2.35

Modine Manufacturing has higher revenue and earnings than Fuel Systems Solutions. Fuel Systems Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Modine Manufacturing, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Modine Manufacturing beats Fuel Systems Solutions on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Modine Manufacturing

Modine Manufacturing Company provides engineered heat transfer systems and heat transfer components for use in on-highway and off-highway original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vehicular applications, and for sale into an array of building, industrial and refrigeration markets. The Company’s products include radiators and radiator cores, exhaust gas recirculation coolers, building heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, and coils. Its segments include Americas, Europe, Asia and Building HVAC. Its Americas segment consists of vehicular and industrial original equipment products in North America and South America, as well as aftermarket products in South America. Its Europe segment consists of vehicular and industrial original equipment products in Europe. Its Asia segment consists of vehicular and industrial original equipment products in Asia. Its Building HVAC segment consists of building heating, ventilating and air conditioning products throughout the world.

About Fuel Systems Solutions

Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. is engaged in providing alternative fuel systems for transportation, industrial and refueling applications across the world, as well as reduction technologies for the heavy duty truck and rail markets. The Company operates through two segments: FSS Industrial and FSS Automotive. The FSS Industrial segment consists of its industrial mobile and stationary, auxiliary power units (APU) and the heavy duty commercial transportation operations. The FSS Automotive segment consists of the Company’s passenger and light duty commercial transportation, automotive aftermarket and transportation infrastructure operations. Its products include gaseous fuel regulators, fuel shut-off valves, fuel metering and delivery systems, complete engine systems, auxiliary power systems and electronic controls for use in internal combustion engines. In addition to these core products, which it manufactures, the Company also designs, assembles and markets ancillary components.

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