Head-To-Head Survey: Briggs & Stratton (BGG) vs. Delphi Technologies (DLPH)

Briggs & Stratton (NYSE: BGG) and Delphi Technologies (NYSE:DLPH) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Briggs & Stratton and Delphi Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Briggs & Stratton 0 3 0 0 2.00
Delphi Technologies 0 2 4 0 2.67

Briggs & Stratton presently has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.15%. Delphi Technologies has a consensus price target of $63.17, indicating a potential upside of 29.36%. Given Delphi Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Delphi Technologies is more favorable than Briggs & Stratton.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.5% of Briggs & Stratton shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.8% of Delphi Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.2% of Briggs & Stratton shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Delphi Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Briggs & Stratton and Delphi Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Briggs & Stratton $1.79 billion 0.54 $56.65 million $0.54 41.82
Delphi Technologies $4.85 billion 0.89 $285.00 million $3.29 14.84

Delphi Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Briggs & Stratton. Delphi Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Briggs & Stratton, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Briggs & Stratton pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Delphi Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Briggs & Stratton pays out 103.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Delphi Technologies pays out 5.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Briggs & Stratton has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Briggs & Stratton is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Briggs & Stratton and Delphi Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Briggs & Stratton 1.31% 10.25% 3.61%
Delphi Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Delphi Technologies beats Briggs & Stratton on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Briggs & Stratton

Briggs & Stratton Corporation is a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. The Company designs, manufactures, markets, sells and services the various products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the world. It also markets and sells related service parts and accessories for its engines. Its subsidiary is a marketer of pressure washers, and it is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Simplicity, Snapper, Snapper Pro, Ferris, PowerBoss, Allmand, Billy Goat, Murray, Branco and Victa brands. It operates in over 100 countries on six continents. It operates through two segments: Engines and Products. Its Engines segment sells engines around the world, primarily to OEMs of lawn and garden equipment and other gasoline engine-powered equipment. Its Products segment designs, manufactures and markets a range of outdoor power equipment, job site products and related accessories.

About Delphi Technologies

Delphi Technologies PLC is a develops, designs and manufactures powertrain technologies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company’s segments is Products & Service Solutions (PSS). PSS segment sells aftermarket products to independent aftermarket and original equipment service customers. It supplies a full suite of aftermarket products, including engine control modules, pumps, injectors, fuel modules, exhaust gas recirculation valves, brakes, steering and suspension. The Company operates 20 manufacturing facilities and 12 technical centers in 24 countries.

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