Head-To-Head Contrast: Aptiv (APTV) vs. Its Peers

Aptiv (NYSE: APTV) is one of 27 public companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Aptiv to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.1% of Aptiv shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.7% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Aptiv shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.1% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by 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 recent recommendations and price targets for Aptiv and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aptiv 1 3 15 0 2.74
Aptiv Competitors 170 1000 1544 44 2.53

Aptiv currently has a consensus target price of $93.33, suggesting a potential downside of 1.63%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 3.80%. Given Aptiv’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Aptiv has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Aptiv pays an annual dividend of $1.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Aptiv 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 1.4% and pay out 21.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aptiv 8.00% 57.92% 14.04%
Aptiv Competitors -115.61% -37.33% -1.80%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Aptiv and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Aptiv $16.66 billion $1.26 billion 18.50
Aptiv Competitors $5.89 billion $340.22 million 129.20

Aptiv has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Aptiv 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.

Volatility & Risk

Aptiv has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aptiv’s rivals have a beta of 1.33, indicating that their average share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Aptiv beats its rivals on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Aptiv

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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