Delphi Automotive (NYSE: APTV) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Delphi Automotive to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.1% of Delphi Automotive shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.9% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Delphi Automotive shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.1% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Delphi Automotive has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Delphi Automotive’s peers have a beta of 1.34, suggesting that their average stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Delphi Automotive and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Delphi Automotive 1 3 14 0 2.72
Delphi Automotive Competitors 155 945 1473 39 2.53

Delphi Automotive presently has a consensus price target of $87.65, indicating a potential upside of 3.85%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 12.62%. Given Delphi Automotive’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Delphi Automotive has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Delphi Automotive 8.00% 57.92% 14.04%
Delphi Automotive Competitors -116.89% -40.07% -3.18%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Delphi Automotive and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Delphi Automotive $16.66 billion $1.26 billion 16.45
Delphi Automotive Competitors $5.80 billion $324.32 million 123.02

Delphi Automotive has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Delphi Automotive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Delphi Automotive pays an annual dividend of $1.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Delphi Automotive pays out 29.0% 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 22.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Delphi Automotive beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Delphi Automotive

Aptiv PLC, formerly Delphi Automotive PLC, is a global technology company serving the automotive sector. The Company designs and manufactures vehicle components, and provides electrical and electronic and active safety technology solutions to the global automotive and commercial vehicle markets. The Company’s segments include Electrical/Electronic Architecture, and Electronics & Safety. The Electrical/Electronic Architecture segment provides complete design of the vehicle’s electrical architecture, including connectors, wiring assemblies and harnesses, electrical centers and hybrid high voltage and safety distribution systems. The Electronics and Safety segment offers a range of electronic and safety equipment and software in the areas of controls, security, infotainment, communications and safety systems.

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