Gentherm (NASDAQ: THRM) 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 Gentherm to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.8% of Gentherm shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.9% 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, 15.2% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Gentherm and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gentherm 0 3 4 0 2.57
Gentherm Competitors 144 891 1423 37 2.54

Gentherm presently has a consensus target price of $40.43, suggesting a potential upside of 8.68%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 0.55%. Given Gentherm’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Gentherm is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

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

Profitability

This table compares Gentherm and its competitors’ 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 -95.27% 3.29% -1.03%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Gentherm $961.81 million $157.43 million 17.06
Gentherm Competitors $5.85 billion $698.05 million 15.47

Gentherm’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Gentherm. Gentherm 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

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

Gentherm Company Profile

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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