Head to Head Survey: Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI) vs. Adient (ADNT)

Commercial Vehicle Group (NASDAQ: CVGI) and Adient (NYSE:ADNT) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Commercial Vehicle Group and Adient’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Commercial Vehicle Group $755.23 million 0.30 -$1.70 million $0.44 16.66
Adient $16.21 billion 0.29 $877.00 million $9.35 5.36

Adient has higher revenue and earnings than Commercial Vehicle Group. Adient is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Commercial Vehicle Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Commercial Vehicle Group and Adient’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Commercial Vehicle Group 0.94% 26.82% 5.31%
Adient 0.98% 16.65% 5.71%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Commercial Vehicle Group and Adient, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Commercial Vehicle Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Adient 2 7 2 0 2.00

Adient has a consensus price target of $66.55, suggesting a potential upside of 32.90%. Given Adient’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Adient is more favorable than Commercial Vehicle Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.5% of Commercial Vehicle Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.7% of Adient shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Commercial Vehicle Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Adient shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Adient pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Commercial Vehicle Group does not pay a dividend. Adient pays out 11.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Commercial Vehicle Group has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Adient has a beta of -0.59, indicating that its stock price is 159% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Adient beats Commercial Vehicle Group on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Commercial Vehicle Group

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, produces, and sells a range of cab related products and systems in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. It operates through two segments, the Global Truck and Bus, and the Global Construction and Agriculture. The Global Truck and Bus segment provides seats and seating systems, such as mechanical and air suspension, static, bus, and military seats, as well as seats for medium-and heavy-duty trucks (MD/HD trucks); and aftermarket seats and components. It also offers trim systems and components for the interior cabs of commercial vehicles, including vinyl or cloth-covered appliqués, armrests, map pocket compartments, carpets, and sound-reducing insulations; instrument panels; headliners/wall panels; storage systems; floor covering systems; sleeper bunks; grab handles and armrests; privacy curtains; and plastics decorating and finishing products, as well as exterior components for commercial recreational and specialty vehicles. In addition, this segment provides cab structures, sleeper boxes, body panels, structural components, bumper fascias and fender liners; and mirrors, wipers, and controls. The Global Construction and Agriculture segment provides electronic wire harness assemblies that function as current carrying devices used to provide electrical interconnections for gauges, lights, control functions, power circuits, powertrain and transmission sensors, emissions systems, and other electronic applications on commercial vehicles; and panel assemblies and cabinets. The company supplies its products and systems for the commercial vehicle market comprising the MD/HD truck market; the medium-and heavy-construction vehicle market; and the military, bus, agriculture, specialty transportation, mining, industrial equipment, and off-road recreational markets. Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.

About Adient

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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