Subaru (OTCMKTS:FUJHY) vs. Its Peers Financial Contrast

Subaru (OTCMKTS: FUJHY) is one of 30 public companies in the “Motor vehicles & car bodies” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Subaru to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

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Subaru has a beta of 0.38, indicating that its stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Subaru’s peers have a beta of 1.00, indicating that their average stock price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Subaru and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Subaru 0 0 0 0 N/A
Subaru Competitors 439 1265 1628 110 2.41

As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 10.12%. Given Subaru’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Subaru has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Subaru pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Subaru pays out 15.7% 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. Subaru is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Subaru 5.91% 19.61% 10.45%
Subaru Competitors -14.13% -0.28% -3.83%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Subaru and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Subaru $29.24 billion $2.63 billion 10.49
Subaru Competitors $62.83 billion $2.64 billion 15.98

Subaru’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Subaru. Subaru 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

Summary

Subaru peers beat Subaru on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Subaru

SUBARU CORPORATION, formerly Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., is a manufacturer of Subaru automobiles. The Company’s segments include Automobiles, Aerospace, Industrial products and Other. The Automobile segment manufactures and sells vehicles and related products. The Aerospace segment manufactures aircrafts, parts of space-related devices. The Industrial products segment manufactures and sells Robin engines and related products. The Other segment consists of garbage collection vehicles, specialized vehicles and real estate lease. It offers a platform, called the Subaru Global Platform, which is a Subaru technology for unifying development of all of its models under a single platform design. It manufactures, repairs and sells airplanes aerospace-related machinery and their components. It also manufactures, sells and repairs generators, engine-equipped machinery, agricultural machinery, construction machinery other machine tools and their components.

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