Head-To-Head Survey: Strattec Security (STRT) vs. Adient (ADNT)

Strattec Security (NASDAQ: STRT) and Adient (NYSE:ADNT) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk.

Dividends

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Strattec Security pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Adient pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Adient pays out 11.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Strattec Security has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Adient has a beta of -0.37, meaning that its stock price is 137% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.2% of Strattec Security shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.9% of Adient shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.1% of Strattec Security shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Adient shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Strattec Security and Adient’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Strattec Security 2.50% 6.48% 4.02%
Adient 3.19% 18.72% 6.35%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Strattec Security and Adient, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Strattec Security 0 0 0 0 N/A
Adient 2 7 3 0 2.08

Adient has a consensus target price of $69.73, indicating a potential upside of 7.19%. Given Adient’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Adient is more favorable than Strattec Security.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Strattec Security and Adient’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Strattec Security $417.33 million 0.31 $7.19 million N/A N/A
Adient $16.21 billion 0.37 $877.00 million $9.35 6.96

Adient has higher revenue and earnings than Strattec Security.

Summary

Adient beats Strattec Security on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Strattec Security Company Profile

Strattec Security Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of automotive access control products under the VAST brand primarily in the United States. The company offers mechanical locks and keys, electronically enhanced locks and keys, steering column and instrument panel ignition lock housings, latches, power sliding side door systems, power lift gate systems, power deck lid systems, door handles, and related products. It also provides full service and aftermarket support services for its products. The company markets its products to automotive and light truck original equipment manufacturers, as well as other transportation-related manufacturers; and through wholesale distributors, other marketers, and users of component parts, as well as certain products to non-automotive commercial customers. It also exports its products to Europe, Asia, and South America. Strattec Security Corporation was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Adient Company Profile

Adient plc designs, manufactures, and markets a range of seating systems and components for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and light trucks. The company operates through two segments, Seating and Interiors. The Seating segment produces automotive seat metal structures and mechanisms, foams, trims, fabrics, and seat systems. The Interiors segment produces instrument panels, floor consoles, door panels, overhead consoles, cockpit systems, decorative trims, and other products. The company operates in the Americas, Europe, China, and internationally. Adient plc was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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