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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.8% of Stoneridge shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.9% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of Stoneridge shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Stoneridge and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Stoneridge $759.88 million $85.94 million 6.90
Stoneridge Competitors $5.85 billion $698.04 million 14.95

Stoneridge’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Stoneridge. Stoneridge is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Stoneridge and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stoneridge 10.12% 22.52% 9.17%
Stoneridge Competitors -95.27% 3.29% -1.03%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Stoneridge and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stoneridge 0 1 1 0 2.50
Stoneridge Competitors 216 1031 1478 48 2.49

Stoneridge presently has a consensus target price of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 4.73%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential downside of 0.17%. Given Stoneridge’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Stoneridge is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Stoneridge has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stoneridge’s peers have a beta of 1.37, indicating that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Stoneridge peers beat Stoneridge on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Stoneridge Company Profile

Stoneridge, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems for the automotive, commercial, motorcycle, off-highway and agricultural vehicle markets. The Company operates through three segments: Control Devices, Electronics and PST. The Company’s Control Devices segment designs and manufactures products that monitor, measure or activate specific functions within a vehicle and includes product lines, such as sensors, switches, valves, and actuators. The Company’s Electronics segment designs and manufactures electronic instrument clusters, electronic control units and driver information systems. The PST segment is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of in-vehicle audio and video devices, electronic vehicle security alarms, convenience accessories, vehicle tracking devices and monitoring services primarily for the automotive and motorcycle industry. It operated in 25 locations in 12 countries, as of December 31, 2016.

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