Superior Industries International (NYSE: SUP) is one of 32 public companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Superior Industries International to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Dividends

Superior Industries International pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Superior Industries International pays out 144.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 21.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Superior Industries International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superior Industries International 1.23% 9.54% 5.01%
Superior Industries International Competitors -95.27% 3.29% -1.03%

Volatility and Risk

Superior Industries International has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Superior Industries International’s rivals have a beta of 1.37, suggesting that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Superior Industries International and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superior Industries International 0 1 2 0 2.67
Superior Industries International Competitors 216 1029 1474 47 2.49

Superior Industries International presently has a consensus price target of $24.67, indicating a potential upside of 58.63%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 0.67%. Given Superior Industries International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Superior Industries International is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.2% of Superior Industries International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.2% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Superior Industries International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Superior Industries International and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Superior Industries International $778.75 million $76.24 million 62.20
Superior Industries International Competitors $5.85 billion $698.04 million 14.58

Superior Industries International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Superior Industries International. Superior Industries International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Superior Industries International beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Superior Industries International Company Profile

Superior Industries International, Inc. is engaged in the design and manufacture of aluminum wheels for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company supplies cast aluminum wheels to automobile and light truck manufacturers, with wheel manufacturing operations in the United States and Mexico. The Company offers wheels in a range of finishes, which include Bright Machined, Polished Face with Painted Window, Fully Painted, Premium Paint, Polished, Chrome Clad and Mirror Finish Ultra Bright Machining. The Company’s products, which are manufactured in its North American facilities, are delivered primarily to automotive assembly operations in North America for global OEMs. Its OEM aluminum wheels are primarily sold for factory installation, as either optional or standard equipment, on various vehicle models. As of December 31, 2015, the Company operated five manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico.

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