ATC Venture Group (ATCV) & Autoliv (ALV) Critical Contrast

ATC Venture Group (OTCMKTS:ATCV) and Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ATC Venture Group and Autoliv’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ATC Venture Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Autoliv $10.38 billion 0.65 $427.10 million $6.58 11.85

Autoliv has higher revenue and earnings than ATC Venture Group.

Profitability

This table compares ATC Venture Group and Autoliv’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ATC Venture Group N/A N/A N/A
Autoliv 3.52% 20.06% 8.14%

Dividends

Autoliv pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. ATC Venture Group does not pay a dividend. Autoliv pays out 37.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Autoliv has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.7% of Autoliv shares are held by institutional investors. 49.9% of ATC Venture Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Autoliv 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.

Volatility & Risk

ATC Venture Group has a beta of 4.93, indicating that its stock price is 393% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autoliv has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for ATC Venture Group and Autoliv, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ATC Venture Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Autoliv 3 17 4 0 2.04

Autoliv has a consensus target price of $108.32, indicating a potential upside of 38.92%. Given Autoliv’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Autoliv is more favorable than ATC Venture Group.

Summary

Autoliv beats ATC Venture Group on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ATC Venture Group

ATC Venture Group Inc., through its subsidiary, Simonsen Iron Works Inc., engages in the design, manufacture, and assembly of an array of parts for original equipment manufacturers and other customers. The company was formerly known as Cycle Country Accessories Corp. and changed its name to ATC Venture Group Inc. in January 2012. ATC Venture Group Inc. is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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.

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