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

Volatility & Risk

Metaldyne Performance Group has a beta of 2.07, meaning that its share price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Metaldyne Performance Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.37, meaning that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Metaldyne Performance Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Metaldyne Performance Group N/A N/A 15.21
Metaldyne Performance Group Competitors $5.85 billion $698.04 million 14.53

Metaldyne Performance Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Metaldyne Performance Group. Metaldyne Performance Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Metaldyne Performance Group pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Metaldyne Performance Group pays out 25.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 21.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

18.6% of Metaldyne Performance Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.1% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of Metaldyne Performance Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Metaldyne Performance Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Metaldyne Performance Group 0 2 0 0 2.00
Metaldyne Performance Group Competitors 214 1027 1471 47 2.49

Metaldyne Performance Group currently has a consensus target price of $17.50, suggesting a potential downside of 20.09%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 2.20%. Given Metaldyne Performance Group’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Metaldyne Performance Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Metaldyne Performance Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Metaldyne Performance Group 2.60% 9.80% 2.11%
Metaldyne Performance Group Competitors -95.27% 3.29% -1.03%

Summary

Metaldyne Performance Group rivals beat Metaldyne Performance Group on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Metaldyne Performance Group

Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. provides components for use in engine, transmission and driveline (Powertrain) and chassis, suspension, steering and brake component (Safety-Critical) Platforms for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets. The Company produces these components using complex metal-forming manufacturing technologies and processes for a customer base of vehicle original equipment manufacturers and Tier I suppliers. The Company operates through three segments: HHI, Metaldyne and Grede. Its metal-forming manufacturing technologies and processes include Aluminum Die Casting, Forging, Iron Casting and Powder Metal Forming, as well as value-added manufacturing processes, such as Advanced Machining and Assembly. These technologies and processes are used to create a range of customized Powertrain and Safety-Critical components that address requirements for power density, power generation, power/torque transfer, strength and noise, vibration and harshness.

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