QF Liquidation (OTCMKTS:QTWWQ) and Lear (OTCMKTS:LEA) Head-To-Head Analysis

QF Liquidation (OTCMKTS:QTWWQ) and Lear (NYSE:LEA) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for QF Liquidation and Lear, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QF Liquidation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lear 0 4 11 0 2.73

Lear has a consensus price target of $175.08, indicating a potential upside of 27.09%. Given Lear’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lear is more favorable than QF Liquidation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.2% of Lear shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of QF Liquidation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Lear shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares QF Liquidation and Lear’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QF Liquidation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lear $21.15 billion 0.41 $1.15 billion $18.22 7.56

Lear has higher revenue and earnings than QF Liquidation.

Profitability

This table compares QF Liquidation and Lear’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QF Liquidation N/A N/A N/A
Lear 4.94% 25.28% 9.23%

Dividends

Lear pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. QF Liquidation does not pay a dividend. Lear pays out 16.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lear has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

QF Liquidation has a beta of 7.44, suggesting that its stock price is 644% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lear has a beta of 1.41, suggesting that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lear beats QF Liquidation on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About QF Liquidation

QF Liquidation, Inc. develops, produces, and sells compressed natural gas fuel storage tanks and packaged fuel storage systems for heavy, medium, and light-duty trucks; and passenger vehicles in the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Taiwan. Its products include high pressure gaseous fuel tanks, packaged fuel system modules, gaseous fuel electronic vehicle control systems and software, hybrid control and motor control software systems, inverters and motors, and engines/generators and fuel cell power. The company also designs, develops, engineers, and validates fuel storage systems for natural gas vehicle applications ranging from passenger vehicles to heavy duty trucks; and integrates electric motors, inverters, generators, and electronic vehicle control components into hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles. In addition, it provides component, subsystem, and system testing and validation services; certification and compliance; and production engineering and manufacturing process development services. Further, the company offers vehicle level assembly services; technical training services; and service procedures, diagnostics, tools, and repair/maintenance programs for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its customers include OEMs, aftermarket and OEM truck integrators, fleets, material science companies, and other governmental entities and agencies. The company, formerly known as Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.

About Lear

Lear Corporation designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, assembles, and supplies automotive seating, and electrical distribution systems and related components for automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seating and E-Systems. The Seating segment offers leather and fabric products, seat trim covers, recliner mechanisms, seat tracks and foams, seat structures and mechanisms, and headrests for automobiles and light trucks, compact cars, and sport utility vehicles; and heating and cooling systems. The E-Systems segment offers electrical distribution systems that route electrical signals and manage electrical power within the vehicle for traditional vehicle architectures, as well as high power and hybrid electric systems. This segment's products comprise wire harnesses, terminals and connectors, and junction boxes; and electronic control modules, such as body control modules, smart junction boxes, gateway and wireless control modules, lighting control modules, and audio domain controllers and amplifiers. It also provides electrification products comprising charging systems that include onboard charging modules, cord set charging equipment, and wireless charging systems; battery electronics, which comprise battery disconnect units, cell monitoring supervisory systems, and integrated total battery control modules; and other power management modules, including converter and inverter systems. In addition, this segment offers cybersecurity software; EXO advanced vehicle positioning for automated and autonomous driving applications; roadside modules that communicate real-time traffic information; and cellular protocols for vehicle connectivity, as well as Connexus connectivity products. Further, it provides wireless systems, such as passive entry, remote keyless entry, and dual range/function remote keyless entry systems. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.

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