Critical Review: Bridgestone (BRDCY) & Amerityre (AMTY)
Bridgestone (OTCMKTS:BRDCY) and Amerityre (OTCMKTS:AMTY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Bridgestone and Amerityre, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.2% of Bridgestone shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of Amerityre shares are owned by institutional investors. 57.1% of Bridgestone shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of Amerityre shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Bridgestone has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amerityre has a beta of -0.24, meaning that its share price is 124% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Bridgestone and Amerityre’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bridgestone||$32.50 billion||0.93||$2.57 billion||$1.56||12.72|
Bridgestone has higher revenue and earnings than Amerityre.
Bridgestone pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Amerityre does not pay a dividend. Bridgestone pays out 35.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Bridgestone and Amerityre’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Bridgestone beats Amerityre on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Bridgestone Company Profile
Bridgestone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells tires and rubber products worldwide. The company provides tires and tire tubes for passenger cars, trucks, buses, construction/mining vehicles, industrial machines, agricultural machines, aircraft, and motorcycles and scooters; and tire related products, retread materials and services, tire raw materials, and automotive maintenance and repair services. It also offers vehicle parts, polyurethane foam and related products, electronic precision parts, industrial materials related products, civil engineering and construction materials and equipment, and other products; commercial roofing and other materials; golf balls, golf clubs, other sports products; and bicycles, bicycle related and other products, as well as finance and other services. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Amerityre Company Profile
Amerityre Corporation engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of polyurethane tires in the United States. The company provides closed-cell polyurethane foam tires for bicycles, carts, hand trucks, lawn and garden, wheelbarrow, personnel carriers, and medical mobility products; polyurethane elastomer industrial tires for forklifts and scissor lifts; agricultural tires, including seeder tires and hay baler tires, as well as flat-free pivot tires that are used in irrigation systems; and specialty tires and tire-wheel assemblies. It serves original equipment manufacturers of lawn and garden products, and outdoor power equipment; regional tire distributors; retail cooperatives; and agricultural tire distributors and retailers of lawn and garden products, bicycle tires, and hand truck tires through independent manufacturer representatives. The company was formerly known as American Tire Corporation and changed its name to Amerityre Corporation in December 1999. Amerityre Corporation was founded in 1995 and is based in Boulder City, Nevada.
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