Financial Review: Dana (DAN) vs. ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR (ISUZY)

Dana (NYSE:DAN) and ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR (OTCMKTS:ISUZY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

Dana pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Dana pays out 15.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dana has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Dana is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Risk & Volatility

Dana has a beta of 1.88, indicating that its share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Dana and ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dana 0 7 5 0 2.42
ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00

Dana currently has a consensus price target of $25.33, indicating a potential upside of 69.34%. Given Dana’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Dana is more favorable than ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.1% of Dana shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Dana shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Dana and ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dana 2.79% 34.30% 7.23%
ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR 5.30% 10.41% 5.50%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dana and ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dana $7.21 billion 0.30 $100.00 million $2.52 5.94
ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR $18.70 billion 0.62 $994.57 million N/A N/A

ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Dana.

Summary

Dana beats ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dana

Dana Incorporated provides drive and motion products, sealing solutions, thermal-management technologies, and fluid-power products to vehicle and engine manufacturer in North America, Europe, South America, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in four segments: Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies, Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies, Off-Highway Driveline Technologies, and Power Technologies. The Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies segment offers front axles, rear axles, driveshafts/propshafts, differentials, torque couplings, modular and axle tube assemblies, rear drive and power transfer units, axle shafts, and EV gearboxes for use in light trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossover utility vehicles, vans, and passenger cars. The Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies segment provides steer and drive axles, driveshafts, and tire inflation systems for medium and heavy duty trucks, buses, and specialty vehicles. The Off-Highway Driveline Technologies segment manufactures front and rear axles, driveshafts, transmissions, torque converters, wheel, track, winch planetary drives, industrial gear boxes, tire inflation systems, and electronic controls, as well as hydraulic valves, pumps, and motors for use in construction, earth moving, agricultural, mining, forestry, material handling, and industrial stationary applications. The Power Technologies segment offers gaskets, cover modules, heat shields, engine sealing systems, cooling products, and heat transfer products for light vehicle, medium/heavy vehicle, and off-highway markets. The company was formerly known as Dana Holding Corporation and changed its name to Dana Incorporated in August 2016. Dana Incorporated was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Maumee, Ohio.

About ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR

Isuzu Motors Limited manufactures and sells commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and engine components worldwide. Its products include heavy and medium duty trucks and busses, and light-duty trucks; pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles; and marine and industrial engines. The company was formerly known as Diesel Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Isuzu Motors Limited in July 1949. Isuzu Motors Limited was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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