Dana (NYSE: DAN) is one of 32 public companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Dana to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Dana and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dana 10.80% 30.79% 6.84%
Dana Competitors -95.27% 3.29% -1.03%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Dana and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dana 1 5 3 0 2.22
Dana Competitors 144 891 1424 37 2.54

Dana currently has a consensus price target of $23.50, indicating a potential downside of 17.11%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 3.68%. Given Dana’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dana has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dana and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Dana $6.37 billion $704.00 million 6.02
Dana Competitors $5.85 billion $698.05 million 15.44

Dana has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Dana is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.6% of Dana shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.9% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Dana shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Dana has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dana’s competitors have a beta of 1.40, indicating that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Dana pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Dana pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 21.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Dana has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Summary

Dana beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Dana Company Profile

Dana Incorporated, formerly Dana Holding Corporation, is a global provider of technology driveline, sealing and thermal-management products. The Company operates in four segments: Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies (Light Vehicle), Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies (Commercial Vehicle), Off-Highway Driveline Technologies (Off-Highway) and Power Technologies. It has operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia pacific. Its Light Vehicle segment offers products, such as front axles, rear axles, driveshafts/propshafts, differentials, torque couplings and modular assemblies. Its Commercial Vehicle segment offers products, such as steer axles, drive axles, drive shafts and tire inflation systems. Its Off-Highway segment offers products, such as front axles, rear axles, drive shafts, transmissions, torque converters, tire inflation systems and electronic controls. Its Power Technologies segment offers products, including gaskets and cover modules.

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