Gentherm (NASDAQ: THRM) is one of 32 public companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Gentherm to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Gentherm $961.81 million $157.43 million 17.00
Gentherm Competitors $5.85 billion $698.05 million 15.67

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Gentherm and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gentherm 0 3 4 0 2.57
Gentherm Competitors 143 882 1414 37 2.54

Gentherm currently has a consensus target price of $40.43, suggesting a potential upside of 9.12%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential downside of 1.53%. Given Gentherm’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Gentherm is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gentherm 8.34% 16.34% 9.44%
Gentherm Competitors -95.54% 1.11% -1.38%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.8% of Gentherm shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.2% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Gentherm 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Gentherm has a beta of 1.97, meaning that its share price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gentherm’s peers have a beta of 1.40, meaning that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Gentherm beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Gentherm

Gentherm Incorporated (Gentherm) is a global technology company engaged in the design, development, and manufacturing of thermal management technologies. The Company has two segments: Automotive and Industrial. Its products provide solutions for automotive passenger comfort and convenience, battery thermal management, remote power generation, patient temperature management, environmental product testing and other consumer and industrial temperature control needs. Its automotive products can be found on the vehicles of all major automotive manufacturers operating in North America, Europe and Asia. The Automotive segment comprises the results from its global automotive businesses and individual convenience products. The Industrial segment represents the combined results from its remote power generation systems business, patient temperature management systems business, environmental testing equipment and services business, and advanced research and product development division.

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