Adient (ADNT) vs. The Competition Financial Survey

Adient (NYSE: ADNT) is one of 45 public companies in the “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Adient to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Adient and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Adient 2 7 3 0 2.08
Adient Competitors 254 1261 1829 82 2.51

Adient currently has a consensus target price of $69.73, suggesting a potential upside of 11.81%. As a group, “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” companies have a potential upside of 9.52%. Given Adient’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Adient is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Adient and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Adient $16.21 billion $877.00 million 6.67
Adient Competitors $7.96 billion $494.31 million 13.24

Adient has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Adient 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.

Dividends

Adient pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Adient pays out 11.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 21.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Adient is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility & Risk

Adient has a beta of -0.38, meaning that its stock price is 138% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Adient’s competitors have a beta of 1.35, meaning that their average stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.9% of Adient shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.4% of shares of all “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Adient shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of shares of all “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Adient 3.19% 18.72% 6.35%
Adient Competitors 2.20% 22.50% 5.66%

Summary

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

Adient Company Profile

Adient plc designs, manufactures, and markets a range of seating systems and components for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and light trucks. The company operates through two segments, Seating and Interiors. The Seating segment produces automotive seat metal structures and mechanisms, foams, trims, fabrics, and seat systems. The Interiors segment produces instrument panels, floor consoles, door panels, overhead consoles, cockpit systems, decorative trims, and other products. The company operates in the Americas, Europe, China, and internationally. Adient plc was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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