Head to Head Contrast: ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR (ISUZY) vs. American Axle & Manufact. (AXL)

ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR (OTCMKTS:ISUZY) and American Axle & Manufact. (NYSE:AXL) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of American Axle & Manufact. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR and American Axle & Manufact.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR 5.30% 10.41% 5.50%
American Axle & Manufact. 6.00% 28.88% 5.77%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR and American Axle & Manufact., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
American Axle & Manufact. 2 2 5 0 2.33

American Axle & Manufact. has a consensus target price of $19.43, suggesting a potential upside of 23.59%. Given American Axle & Manufact.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe American Axle & Manufact. is more favorable than ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR.

Risk & Volatility

ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Axle & Manufact. has a beta of 1.42, meaning that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.


ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. American Axle & Manufact. does not pay a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR and American Axle & Manufact.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR $18.70 billion 0.59 $994.57 million N/A N/A
American Axle & Manufact. $6.27 billion 0.28 $337.10 million $3.75 4.19

ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than American Axle & Manufact..

ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR Company Profile

Isuzu Motors Limited manufactures and sells commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and engine components worldwide. Its products include heavy and medium duty trucks and busses, and light-duty trucks; pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles; and marine and industrial engines. The company was formerly known as Diesel Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Isuzu Motors Limited in July 1949. Isuzu Motors Limited was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

American Axle & Manufact. Company Profile

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, validates, and manufactures driveline, metal forming, powertrain, and casting products. The company's Driveline segment offers axles, driveshafts, power transfer units, rear drive modules, transfer cases, and electric and hybrid driveline products and systems for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossover vehicles, passenger cars, and commercial vehicles. Its Metal Forming segment provides axle and transmission shafts, ring and pinion gears, differential gears, transmission gears and shafts, and suspension components for original equipment manufacturers and automotive suppliers. The company's Powertrain segment offers transmission module and differential assemblies, transmission valve bodies, connecting rod forging and assemblies, torsional vibration dampers, and variable valve timing products for original equipment manufacturers and automotive suppliers. Its Casting segment produces thin wall castings and high strength ductile iron castings, as well as differential cases, steering knuckles, control arms, brackets, and turbo charger housings for the light vehicle, commercial, and industrial markets. The company has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, China, Europe, other Asian countries, and internationally. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

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