Metaldyne Performance Group (NYSE: MPG) 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 Metaldyne Performance Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Dividends

Metaldyne Performance Group pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Metaldyne Performance Group pays out 25.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Metaldyne Performance Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Metaldyne Performance Group 0 2 0 0 2.00
Metaldyne Performance Group Competitors 213 1022 1458 47 2.49

Metaldyne Performance Group presently has a consensus target price of $17.50, indicating a potential downside of 20.09%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 5.19%. Given Metaldyne Performance Group’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Metaldyne Performance Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Metaldyne Performance Group has a beta of 2.07, indicating that its share price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Metaldyne Performance Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.37, indicating that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.6% of Metaldyne Performance Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.1% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.1% of Metaldyne Performance Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Metaldyne Performance Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Metaldyne Performance Group 2.60% 9.80% 2.11%
Metaldyne Performance Group Competitors -95.27% 3.29% -1.03%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Metaldyne Performance Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Metaldyne Performance Group N/A N/A 15.21
Metaldyne Performance Group Competitors $5.85 billion $698.04 million 14.15

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

Summary

Metaldyne Performance Group competitors beat Metaldyne Performance Group on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Metaldyne Performance Group Company Profile

Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. provides components for use in engine, transmission and driveline (Powertrain) and chassis, suspension, steering and brake component (Safety-Critical) Platforms for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets. The Company produces these components using complex metal-forming manufacturing technologies and processes for a customer base of vehicle original equipment manufacturers and Tier I suppliers. The Company operates through three segments: HHI, Metaldyne and Grede. Its metal-forming manufacturing technologies and processes include Aluminum Die Casting, Forging, Iron Casting and Powder Metal Forming, as well as value-added manufacturing processes, such as Advanced Machining and Assembly. These technologies and processes are used to create a range of customized Powertrain and Safety-Critical components that address requirements for power density, power generation, power/torque transfer, strength and noise, vibration and harshness.

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