China Automotive Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAAS) manufactures and sells automotive systems and components in the People’s Republic of China. Their products cover power steering components and systems as well as sensor modules. In addition, they offer motors and electromechanical integrated systems, polymer materials, and technology research and development services.
Comps: American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL), Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:KNDI)
If we look at these other niche automotive systems manufacturers, then we can see that China Automotive Systems has the edge over both in earnings per share, profit margin and return on equity. Additionally, in comparison to Kandi Technologies Group, they have a lesser price-to-earnings ratio and a more reasonable debt-to-equity ratio. Arguably, they have a significant upside due if we couple these statistics with their revenues of about USD 540 million and quarterly growth of 26.8% a year.