Comparing IOCHPE MAXION S/S (OTCMKTS:IOCJY) and Lydall (OTCMKTS:LDL)

IOCHPE MAXION S/S (OTCMKTS:IOCJY) and Lydall (NYSE:LDL) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IOCHPE MAXION S/S and Lydall’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IOCHPE MAXION S/S $2.65 billion 0.32 $55.08 million $0.12 15.50
Lydall $785.90 million 0.49 $34.94 million $2.43 9.06

IOCHPE MAXION S/S has higher revenue and earnings than Lydall. Lydall is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IOCHPE MAXION S/S, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for IOCHPE MAXION S/S and Lydall, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IOCHPE MAXION S/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lydall 0 1 1 0 2.50

Lydall has a consensus price target of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 63.49%. Given Lydall’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Lydall is more favorable than IOCHPE MAXION S/S.

Profitability

This table compares IOCHPE MAXION S/S and Lydall’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IOCHPE MAXION S/S N/A N/A N/A
Lydall 1.23% 8.04% 3.38%

Risk & Volatility

IOCHPE MAXION S/S has a beta of 1, meaning that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Lydall has a beta of 1.9, meaning that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.2% of Lydall shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of Lydall shares are owned 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.

Dividends

IOCHPE MAXION S/S pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Lydall does not pay a dividend. IOCHPE MAXION S/S pays out 33.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Lydall beats IOCHPE MAXION S/S on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IOCHPE MAXION S/S

Iochpe-Maxion S.A. produces and sells automotive wheels and structural components for light and commercial vehicles in North America, South America, Europe, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Wheels and Structural Components. The company offers heavy steel wheels; light steel wheels for automobiles, pick-up trucks, and SUVs, as well as light and medium-sized commercial vehicles; and light aluminum wheels for vehicles. It also provides heavy structural components, including frames, sidebars, and crossbars; and metal stampings for commercial vehicles, as well as agricultural machinery and aluminum wheels for light vehicles. In addition, the company offers light structural and automotive components, such as metal stampings for passenger vehicles, brake levers, pedal sets, welded assemblies, structural parts, and other automotive components. Further, it produces freight cars, railway wheels, and castings, as well as industrial castings and freight cars. Iochpe-Maxion S.A. was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Cruzeiro, Brazil.

About Lydall

Lydall, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets specialty engineered filtration media, industrial thermal insulating solutions, and automotive thermal and acoustical barriers for filtration/separation and thermal/acoustical applications worldwide. It operates through Performance Materials, Technical Nonwovens, and Thermal Acoustical Solutions segments. The Performance Materials segment offers filtration media solutions for air, fluid power, and industrial applications, such as clean-space, commercial, HVAC, power generation, and industrial processes. This segment also provides non-woven veils, papers, and specialty composites for the building products, appliances, and energy and industrial markets; and life sciences filtration products for biopharmaceutical pre-filtration and clarification, diagnostic and analytical testing, respiratory protection, water filtration, and high purity process filtration. The Technical Nonwovens segment offers nonwoven rolled-good felt media and filter bags used primarily in industrial air and liquid filtration applications. The Thermal Acoustical Solutions segment provides engineered products for the transportation sector to thermally shield sensitive components from high heat, improve exhaust gas treatment, and lower harmful emissions, as well as assist in the reduction of noise, vibration, and harshness. Its products are used in the tunnel, fuel tank, wheel well, aerodynamic belly pan, and spare tire applications, as well as outer dash, powertrain, catalytic converter, turbo charger, and manifolds of cars, trucks, SUVs, heavy duty trucks, and recreational vehicles. This segment also offers thermal and acoustical insulating solutions comprising organic and inorganic fiber composites for the automotive markets. The company markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and tier-one suppliers through internal sales force and distribution network. Lydall, Inc. was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in Manchester, Connecticut.

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