Horizon Global (HZN) versus QF Liquidation (QTWWQ) Head to Head Analysis

Horizon Global (OTCMKTS: QTWWQ) and QF Liquidation (OTCMKTS:QTWWQ) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Horizon Global and QF Liquidation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Horizon Global -15.61% 8.57% 1.34%
QF Liquidation N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.7% of Horizon Global shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Horizon Global shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of QF Liquidation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Horizon Global and QF Liquidation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Horizon Global $892.98 million 0.23 -$3.55 million $0.98 8.27
QF Liquidation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

QF Liquidation has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Horizon Global.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Horizon Global and QF Liquidation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Horizon Global 1 2 3 0 2.33
QF Liquidation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Horizon Global presently has a consensus price target of $13.58, indicating a potential upside of 67.70%. Given Horizon Global’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Horizon Global is more favorable than QF Liquidation.

Volatility & Risk

Horizon Global has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QF Liquidation has a beta of 3.66, indicating that its share price is 266% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Horizon Global beats QF Liquidation on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Horizon Global

Horizon Global Corporation designs, manufactures, and distributes a range of towing, trailering, cargo management, and other related accessory products to the automotive aftermarket, retail, and original equipment channels worldwide. It operates through three segments: Horizon Americas, Horizon Asia-Pacific, and Horizon Europe-Africa. The company provides towing products, such as hitches, fifth wheels, gooseneck hitches, weight distribution systems, wiring harnesses, draw bars, ball mounts, crossbars, towbars, security, and other towing accessories for attaching a trailer, camper, etc. It also offers trailering products, including brake controls, jacks, winches, couplers, interior and exterior vehicle lighting, and brake replacement parts. In addition, the company provides cargo management products, such as bike racks, roof cross bar systems, cargo carriers, luggage boxes, car interior protective products, ropes, tie-downs, tarps, bungee cords, loading ramps, and interior travel organizers. Further, it offers other products comprising tubular push and sports bars, side steps, skid plates, and oil pans. Horizon Global Corporation provides its products under the Reese, Hayman-Reese, Draw-Tite, and Westfalia, as well as Aqua Clear, Bulldog, BTM, DHF, Engetran, Fulton, Kovil, Parkside, Reese Secure, Reese Explorer, Reese Power Sports, Reese Towpower, ROLA, Tekonsha, Trojan, WesBarg, and Witter Towbar Systems brands. The company offers its products through original equipment manufacturers and suppliers, as well as aftermarket and retail customers in the agricultural, automotive, construction, fleet, horse/livestock, industrial, marine, military, recreational, trailer, and utility markets, and mining and municipalities; and serves end consumers through independent installers, warehouse distributors, dealers, original equipment, retail stores, and online retailers. Horizon Global Corporation was incorporated in 2015 is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.

About QF Liquidation

QF Liquidation, Inc. develops, produces, and sells compressed natural gas fuel storage tanks and packaged fuel storage systems for heavy, medium, and light-duty trucks; and passenger vehicles in the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Taiwan. Its products include high pressure gaseous fuel tanks, packaged fuel system modules, gaseous fuel electronic vehicle control systems and software, hybrid control and motor control software systems, inverters and motors, and engines/generators and fuel cell power. The company also designs, develops, engineers, and validates fuel storage systems for natural gas vehicle applications ranging from passenger vehicles to heavy duty trucks; and integrates electric motors, inverters, generators, and electronic vehicle control components into hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles. In addition, it provides component, subsystem, and system testing and validation services; certification and compliance; and production engineering and manufacturing process development services. Further, the company offers vehicle level assembly services; technical training services; and service procedures, diagnostics, tools, and repair/maintenance programs for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its customers include OEMs, aftermarket and OEM truck integrators, fleets, material science companies, and other governmental entities and agencies. The company, formerly known as Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.

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