Delphi Automotive (NYSE:DLPH) and Cooper-Standard (CPS) Financial Review

Cooper-Standard (NYSE: CPS) and Delphi Automotive (NYSE:DLPH) are both mid-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Cooper-Standard and Delphi Automotive, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cooper-Standard 1 3 2 0 2.17
Delphi Automotive 1 2 14 0 2.76

Cooper-Standard presently has a consensus target price of $114.80, indicating a potential downside of 8.94%. Delphi Automotive has a consensus target price of $101.63, indicating a potential downside of 2.91%. Given Delphi Automotive’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Delphi Automotive is more favorable than Cooper-Standard.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cooper-Standard and Delphi Automotive’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cooper-Standard $3.47 billion 0.64 $138.98 million $7.32 17.22
Delphi Automotive $16.66 billion 1.67 $1.26 billion $5.13 20.40

Delphi Automotive has higher revenue and earnings than Cooper-Standard. Cooper-Standard is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Delphi Automotive, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Delphi Automotive pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Cooper-Standard does not pay a dividend. Delphi Automotive pays out 22.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Cooper-Standard has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Delphi Automotive has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Cooper-Standard and Delphi Automotive’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cooper-Standard 3.88% 24.99% 7.71%
Delphi Automotive 8.00% 57.92% 14.04%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.9% of Cooper-Standard shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.1% of Delphi Automotive shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Cooper-Standard shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Delphi Automotive 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.


Delphi Automotive beats Cooper-Standard on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cooper-Standard

Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company designs, manufactures and sells sealing, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer and anti-vibration systems for use in passenger vehicles and light trucks manufactured by global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company operates through four segments: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and South America. The Company’s products are used in passenger vehicles and light trucks. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s operations were conducted through 123 leased and joint venture facilities in 20 countries (North America: Canada, Mexico and the United States; Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, South Korea and Thailand; Europe: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and South America: Brazil), of which 90 are manufacturing facilities and 33 have design, engineering, administrative or logistics designations.

About Delphi Automotive

Delphi Automotive PLC is a global technology company serving the automotive sector. The Company designs and manufactures vehicle components, and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain and active safety technology solutions to the global automotive and commercial vehicle markets. The Company’s segments include Electrical/Electronic Architecture, Powertrain Systems, and Electronics and Safety. The Electrical/Electronic Architecture segment provides complete design of the vehicle’s electrical architecture, including connectors, wiring assemblies and harnesses, electrical centers and hybrid high voltage and safety distribution systems. The Powertrain Systems segment offers products for engine management systems (EMS). The Electronics and Safety segment offers a range of electronic and safety equipment and software in the areas of controls, security, infotainment, communications and safety systems.

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