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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.7% of Adient shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.0% of Rev Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Adient shares 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Adient and Rev Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Adient 1 3 3 0 2.29
Rev Group 0 3 8 0 2.73

Adient presently has a consensus price target of $76.43, indicating a potential downside of 3.14%. Rev Group has a consensus price target of $32.44, indicating a potential upside of 12.50%. Given Rev Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Rev Group is more favorable than Adient.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Adient and Rev Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Adient $16.21 billion 0.45 $877.00 million $9.47 8.33
Rev Group $1.93 billion 0.96 $30.19 million N/A N/A

Adient has higher revenue and earnings than Rev Group.


Adient pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Rev Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Adient pays out 11.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Adient 5.47% 22.48% 7.35%
Rev Group 0.98% 10.51% 3.95%


Adient beats Rev Group on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Adient

Adient plc, formerly Adient Limited, is an automotive seating supplier. The Company designs, manufactures and markets a range of seating systems and components for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks, and sport/crossover utility vehicles. The Company operates through two segments: Seating and Interiors. The Seating segment produces automotive seat metal structures, and mechanisms, foam, trim, fabric and complete seat systems. The Interiors segment produces instrument panels, floor consoles, door panels, overhead consoles, cockpit systems, decorative trim and other products. The Company also supplies various seating systems to the international motorsports industry through its RECARO brand of products. It operates approximately 230 manufacturing or assembly facilities, with operations in over 30 countries. Its technologies focus on offering automotive seating solutions in a range of areas, including frames, armrests and fabrics.

About Rev Group

REV Group, Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. The Company operates through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. The Company provides customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (RVs) and luxury buses). The Fire & Emergency segment manufactures a range of fire apparatus and ambulance products. The Commercial segment manufactures transit and shuttle buses, Type A school buses, mobility vans, and other specialty vehicles, including sweepers and terminal trucks distributed both through dealers and direct. The Recreation segment manufactures motorized RV products sold to brand-loyal, repeat customers who purchase through dealers.

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