Commercial Vehicle Group (NASDAQ: CVGI) and Supreme Industries (NYSE:STS) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This table compares Commercial Vehicle Group and Supreme Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Commercial Vehicle Group||0.34%||10.65%||1.78%|
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Commercial Vehicle Group and Supreme Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Commercial Vehicle Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Commercial Vehicle Group presently has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 30.17%. Given Commercial Vehicle Group’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Commercial Vehicle Group is more favorable than Supreme Industries.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Commercial Vehicle Group and Supreme Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Commercial Vehicle Group||$672.11 million||0.29||$43.45 million||$0.07||93.29|
|Supreme Industries||$300.79 million||1.20||$25.64 million||N/A||N/A|
Commercial Vehicle Group has higher revenue and earnings than Supreme Industries.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
75.2% of Commercial Vehicle Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Commercial Vehicle Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Commercial Vehicle Group beats Supreme Industries on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Commercial Vehicle Group
Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. is a supplier of a range of cab-related products and systems. The Company operates through two segments: the Global Truck and Bus Segment (GTB Segment) and the Global Construction and Agriculture Segment (GCA Segment). The GTB Segment manufactures and sells products, which include Seats, Trim, sleeper boxes, cab structures, structural components and body panels, and mirrors and wiper systems. The GCA Segment manufactures and sells the products, which include Electronic wire harness assemblies and Seats, Wiper systems, Office seating, and Aftermarket seats and components. It supplies products for the commercial vehicle market, including the medium-and heavy-duty truck market, the medium-and heavy-construction vehicle market, and the military, bus, agriculture, mining, industrial equipment and off-road recreational markets. It has manufacturing operations in the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Ukraine, China, India and Australia.
About Supreme Industries
Supreme Industries, Inc. (Supreme) is a manufacturer of specialized vehicles, including truck bodies and specialty vehicles. The Company operates through two segments: specialized commercial vehicles and fiberglass products. The Company manufactures specialized commercial vehicles that are attached to a truck chassis. The Company’s truck bodies are offered in aluminum, FiberPanel PW, FiberPanel HC, or SignaturePlate. The Company’s products include Signature van bodies, Iner-City cutaway van bodies, Spartan service bodies, Spartan cargo vans, Kold King insulated van bodies, stake bodies, armored sport utility vehicles (SUVs), armored trucks and specialty vehicles, and trolleys. Its products are attached to light-duty truck chassis and medium-duty truck chassis. Supreme integrates a range of options into its truck bodies, including liftgates, cargo-handling equipment, customized doors, special bumpers, ladder racks and refrigeration equipment.
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