Reviewing Mazda Motor (MZDAY) and Its Competitors

Mazda Motor (OTCMKTS: MZDAY) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Motor vehicles & car bodies” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Mazda Motor to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Mazda Motor and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mazda Motor $29.73 billion $837.32 million 7.99
Mazda Motor Competitors $62.83 billion $2.64 billion 15.98

Mazda Motor’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Mazda Motor. Mazda Motor 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.

Risk and Volatility

Mazda Motor has a beta of 0.19, suggesting that its stock price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mazda Motor’s rivals have a beta of 1.00, suggesting that their average stock price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Mazda Motor pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Mazda Motor pays out 4.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 19.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Mazda Motor and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mazda Motor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mazda Motor Competitors 440 1265 1628 110 2.41

As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 9.63%. Given Mazda Motor’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Mazda Motor has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Mazda Motor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.5% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mazda Motor 3.05% 10.63% 4.48%
Mazda Motor Competitors -14.13% -0.28% -3.83%


Mazda Motor rivals beat Mazda Motor on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Mazda Motor

Mazda Motor Corporation manufactures and sells passenger cars and commercial vehicles in Japan, North America, Europe, China, and internationally. Its principal products include four-wheeled vehicles, gasoline reciprocating engines, diesel engines, and automatic and manual transmissions for vehicles. The company was formerly known as Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Mazda Motor Corporation in May 1984. Mazda Motor Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Hiroshima, Japan.

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