China XD Plastics (NASDAQ: CXDC) and Visteon (NYSE:VC) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.


This table compares China XD Plastics and Visteon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China XD Plastics 7.16% 13.19% 4.01%
Visteon 4.83% 29.13% 9.06%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for China XD Plastics and Visteon, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China XD Plastics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Visteon 0 5 10 0 2.67

Visteon has a consensus price target of $124.62, indicating a potential downside of 6.35%. Given Visteon’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Visteon is more favorable than China XD Plastics.

Volatility and Risk

China XD Plastics has a beta of 2.59, indicating that its share price is 159% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Visteon has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

11.2% of China XD Plastics shares are owned by institutional investors. 66.4% of China XD Plastics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Visteon shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China XD Plastics and Visteon’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China XD Plastics $1.20 billion 0.19 $101.61 million $1.35 3.39
Visteon $3.16 billion 1.31 $75.00 million $5.23 25.52

China XD Plastics has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Visteon. China XD Plastics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Visteon, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Visteon beats China XD Plastics on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

China XD Plastics Company Profile

China XD Plastics Company Limited (China XD) is a specialty chemical company. The Company is engaged in the research, development, manufacture and sale of modified plastics for automotive applications in China and to a lesser extent, in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Company operates in the modified plastics segment. Through its subsidiaries, Heilongjiang Xinda Enterprise Group Company Limited (HLJ Xinda Group) and AL Composites Materials FZE (Dubai Composites), the Company manufactures and sells polymer composite materials (including modified plastics), for automotive applications. The Company’s products categories include Modified Polypropylene (PP), Modified Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Modified Polyamide 66 (PA66), Modified Polyamide 6 (PA6), Modified Polyoxymethylenes (POM), Modified Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO), Plastic Alloy, Modified Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS), Modified Polyimide (PI), Modified Polylactic Acid (PLA) and Poly Ether Ether Ketone (PEEK).

Visteon Company Profile

Visteon Corporation is a global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures electronics products for original equipment vehicle manufacturer (OEM), including Ford, Mazda, Nissan/Renault, General Motors, Honda BMW and Daimler. The Company operates through Electronics segment. The Electronics segment provides vehicle cockpit electronics products to customers, including instrument clusters, information displays, infotainment, audio systems, telematics solutions and head up displays. It designs and manufacturers vehicle cockpit electronics components, modules and systems. It offers a range of information displays incorporating a sleek profile, craftsmanship and touch sensors, designed to deliver high performance for the automotive market. It offers a range of audio products, including audio head units, and analog and digital radios, which deliver consumer device connectivity. It offers an automotive-grade, integrated domain controller approach, called Smartcore.

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