Dorman Products (NASDAQ: DORM) and Delphi Technologies (NYSE:DLPH) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Profitability

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This table compares Dorman Products and Delphi Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dorman Products 11.80% 18.14% 15.22%
Delphi Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dorman Products and Delphi Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dorman Products $903.22 million 2.46 $106.59 million $3.13 21.11
Delphi Technologies $4.85 billion 0.87 $285.00 million N/A N/A

Delphi Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Dorman Products.

Dividends

Delphi Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Dorman Products does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.2% of Dorman Products shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.5% of Delphi Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 11.7% of Dorman Products shares are held by 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Dorman Products and Delphi Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dorman Products 0 4 0 1 2.40
Delphi Technologies 0 3 4 0 2.57

Dorman Products presently has a consensus price target of $68.33, indicating a potential upside of 3.41%. Delphi Technologies has a consensus price target of $61.43, indicating a potential upside of 28.62%. Given Delphi Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Delphi Technologies is more favorable than Dorman Products.

Summary

Delphi Technologies beats Dorman Products on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dorman Products Company Profile

Dorman Products, Inc. is a supplier of replacement parts and fasteners for passenger cars, light trucks and heavy duty trucks in the automotive aftermarket. As of December 31, 2016, the Company distributed and marketed approximately 155,000 different stock keeping units (SKU’s) of automotive replacement parts and fasteners. As of December 31, 2016, approximately 83% of its products were sold under brands that it owned and the remainder of its products were sold for resale under customers’ private labels, other brands or in bulk. Its products are sold in the United States through automotive aftermarket retailers, national, regional and local warehouse distributors, and specialty markets, and salvage yards. It also distributes automotive replacement parts outside the United States, with sales primarily into Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. Its parts are marketed under the OE Solutions, TECHoice, AutoGrade, Conduct-Tite, FirstStop and HD Solutions brand names.

Delphi Technologies Company Profile

Delphi Technologies PLC is a develops, designs and manufactures powertrain technologies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company’s segments is Products & Service Solutions (PSS). PSS segment sells aftermarket products to independent aftermarket and original equipment service customers. It supplies a full suite of aftermarket products, including engine control modules, pumps, injectors, fuel modules, exhaust gas recirculation valves, brakes, steering and suspension. The Company operates 20 manufacturing facilities and 12 technical centers in 24 countries.

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