Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR (OTCMKTS:ISUZY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Gentex has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Gentex and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gentex $1.83 billion 3.07 $437.88 million $1.62 13.58
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR $18.70 billion 0.50 $994.57 million N/A N/A

ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Gentex.

Profitability

This table compares Gentex and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gentex 23.45% 23.03% 20.41%
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR 5.26% 10.43% 5.52%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Gentex and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gentex 0 5 2 0 2.29
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00

Gentex currently has a consensus price target of $21.73, suggesting a potential downside of 1.23%. Given Gentex’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Gentex is more favorable than ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.8% of Gentex shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Gentex shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Gentex pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Gentex pays out 28.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Gentex has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Gentex is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Gentex beats ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gentex Company Profile

Gentex Corporation provides digital vision, connected car, dimmable glass, and fire protection products worldwide. It designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automotive products, including interior and exterior electrochromic automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, and non-automatic-dimming rearview mirrors for automotive passenger cars, light trucks, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans for original equipment manufacturers, tier one automotive mirror manufacturers, and various aftermarket and accessory customers. The company also manufactures and sells variable dimmable windows to aircraft manufacturers and airline operators. In addition, it provides photoelectric smoke detectors and alarms, electrochemical carbon monoxide detectors and alarms, audible and visual signaling alarms, and bells and speakers for use in fire detection systems in office buildings, hotels, and other commercial and residential establishments. Gentex Corporation sells its fire protection products directly, as well as through sales managers and manufacturer representative organizations to fire protection and security product distributors, electrical wholesale houses, and original equipment manufacturers of fire protection systems. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.

ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR Company Profile

Isuzu Motors Limited manufactures and sells commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and engine components worldwide. Its products include heavy and medium duty trucks and busses, and light-duty trucks; pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles; and marine and industrial engines. The company was formerly known as Diesel Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Isuzu Motors Limited in July 1949. Isuzu Motors Limited was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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