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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Stoneridge and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stoneridge 0 1 1 0 2.50
Stoneridge Competitors 216 1033 1482 48 2.49

Stoneridge presently has a consensus target price of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 1.77%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 0.30%. Given Stoneridge’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Stoneridge is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

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

Profitability

This table compares Stoneridge and its competitors’ 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%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Stoneridge and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Stoneridge $759.88 million $85.94 million 7.10
Stoneridge Competitors $5.85 billion $698.05 million 15.11

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.8% of Stoneridge shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.2% 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, 12.3% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

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

About Stoneridge

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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