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 competitors? We will compare Superior Industries International to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Superior Industries International $778.75 million $76.24 million 61.20
Superior Industries International Competitors $5.85 billion $698.04 million 14.37

Superior Industries International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Superior Industries International. Superior Industries International 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Superior Industries International and its competitors, as provided 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 213 1023 1464 47 2.49

Superior Industries International currently has a consensus price target of $24.67, indicating a potential upside of 61.22%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 1.68%. Given Superior Industries International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Superior Industries International is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Superior Industries International and its competitors’ 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%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.2% of Superior Industries International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.1% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Superior Industries International 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

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

Dividends

Superior Industries International pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. 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.

Summary

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

About Superior Industries International

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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