Stoneridge (NYSE: SRI) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Stoneridge to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Stoneridge and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stoneridge 10.12% 22.52% 9.17%
Stoneridge Competitors -95.27% 3.29% -1.03%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Stoneridge and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Stoneridge $759.88 million $85.94 million 8.41
Stoneridge Competitors $5.85 billion $698.05 million 15.59

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Stoneridge and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stoneridge 0 2 1 0 2.33
Stoneridge Competitors 145 900 1436 37 2.54

Stoneridge currently has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential downside of 14.10%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 3.53%. Given Stoneridge’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Stoneridge has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Stoneridge has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stoneridge’s rivals have a beta of 1.40, meaning that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.8% of Stoneridge shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.1% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of Stoneridge shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Stoneridge rivals beat Stoneridge on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Stoneridge

Stoneridge, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems for the automotive, commercial, motorcycle, off-highway and agricultural vehicle markets. The Company operates through three segments: Control Devices, Electronics and PST. The Company’s Control Devices segment designs and manufactures products that monitor, measure or activate specific functions within a vehicle and includes product lines, such as sensors, switches, valves, and actuators. The Company’s Electronics segment designs and manufactures electronic instrument clusters, electronic control units and driver information systems. The PST segment is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of in-vehicle audio and video devices, electronic vehicle security alarms, convenience accessories, vehicle tracking devices and monitoring services primarily for the automotive and motorcycle industry. It operated in 25 locations in 12 countries, as of December 31, 2016.

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