XOS (NASDAQ:XOS) versus Motorcar Parts of America (NASDAQ:MPAA) Critical Review

XOS (NASDAQ:XOSGet Rating) and Motorcar Parts of America (NASDAQ:MPAAGet Rating) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for XOS and Motorcar Parts of America, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XOS 1 1 4 0 2.50
Motorcar Parts of America 0 0 0 0 N/A

XOS currently has a consensus price target of $8.29, indicating a potential upside of 285.66%. Given XOS’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe XOS is more favorable than Motorcar Parts of America.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares XOS and Motorcar Parts of America’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
XOS $5.05 million 69.67 $23.40 million N/A N/A
Motorcar Parts of America $650.31 million 0.40 $7.36 million $0.37 37.00

XOS has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Motorcar Parts of America.

Volatility & Risk

XOS has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Motorcar Parts of America has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.1% of XOS shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.4% of Motorcar Parts of America shares are held by institutional investors. 54.6% of XOS shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.7% of Motorcar Parts of America shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares XOS and Motorcar Parts of America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XOS N/A -2.56% -1.18%
Motorcar Parts of America 1.13% 10.38% 3.41%

Summary

Motorcar Parts of America beats XOS on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About XOS (Get Rating)

Xos, Inc., a mobility solutions company, manufactures and sells battery-electric commercial vehicles. It offers a range of services to facilitate the transition of fleets to electric vehicles, including charging infrastructure, vehicle maintenance, financing, and service. The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

About Motorcar Parts of America (Get Rating)

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. manufactures, remanufactures, and distributes heavy-duty truck, industrial, marine, and agricultural application replacement parts. The company offers rotating electrical products, including alternators and starters; wheel hub assemblies and bearings; and brake-related products comprising brake calipers, brake boosters, brake rotors, brake pads, and brake master cylinders. It also offers test solutions and diagnostic equipment for electric vehicle powertrain development and manufacturing, including electric motor test systems, e-axle test systems, advanced power emulators, and charging unit test systems, as well as test systems for alternators, starters, belt starter generator, and bench-top testers, as well as turbochargers and test services for electric vehicle inverters. The company sells its products to automotive retail chain stores and warehouse distributors, as well as various automobile manufacturers for their aftermarket programs and warranty replacement programs in North America. Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Torrance, California.

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