Critical Contrast: Horizon Global Corporation (HZN) and Its Competitors

Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Horizon Global Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Horizon Global Corporation has a beta of 1.86, meaning that its share price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Horizon Global Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.40, meaning that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.0% of Horizon Global Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.9% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Horizon Global Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Horizon Global Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Horizon Global Corporation 1 2 3 0 2.33
Horizon Global Corporation Competitors 147 922 1446 39 2.54

Horizon Global Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $19.60, suggesting a potential upside of 13.82%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 3.51%. Given Horizon Global Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Horizon Global Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Horizon Global Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Horizon Global Corporation -1.45% 18.86% 2.76%
Horizon Global Corporation Competitors -95.26% 3.31% -1.02%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Horizon Global Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Horizon Global Corporation $792.20 million $58.76 million -25.70
Horizon Global Corporation Competitors $5.85 billion $698.05 million 15.36

Horizon Global Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Horizon Global Corporation. Horizon Global Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Horizon Global Corporation Company Profile

Horizon Global Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of a range of custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other products serving the automotive aftermarket, retail and original equipment (OE) channels. The Company operates through three segments: Horizon Americas, Horizon Asia-Pacific, and Horizon Europe-Africa. Its towing product category includes devices and accessories installed on a tow-vehicle for the purpose of attaching a trailer and camper, among others, such as hitches and other towing accessories. Its trailering product category includes control devices and components of the trailer itself, such as brake controls and brake replacement parts. Its cargo management product category includes a range of products used to facilitate the transportation of various forms of cargo, to secure that cargo or to organize items. Its other product category includes a range of items, such as tubular push bars, side steps, and commercial brooms and brushes.

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