General Motors (NYSE:GM) and PEUGEOT SA/ADR (OTCMKTS:PUGOY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares General Motors and PEUGEOT SA/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|General Motors||$147.05 billion||0.38||$8.01 billion||$6.54||6.00|
|PEUGEOT SA/ADR||$73.66 billion||N/A||$2.18 billion||N/A||N/A|
General Motors has higher revenue and earnings than PEUGEOT SA/ADR.
General Motors pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. PEUGEOT SA/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. General Motors pays out 23.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares General Motors and PEUGEOT SA/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
General Motors has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PEUGEOT SA/ADR has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for General Motors and PEUGEOT SA/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
General Motors presently has a consensus price target of $48.14, suggesting a potential upside of 22.78%. Given General Motors’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe General Motors is more favorable than PEUGEOT SA/ADR.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
76.9% of General Motors shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of General Motors shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
General Motors beats PEUGEOT SA/ADR on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
General Motors Company Profile
General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, trucks, crossovers, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM International, GM Cruise, and GM Financial. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells trucks, crossovers, and cars to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security, and mobility solutions for retail and fleet customers, including automatic crash response, stolen vehicle assistance, roadside assistance, dealer maintenance notifications, remote door unlock, turn-by-turn navigation, vehicle location services, hands-free calling, smart driver, and marketplace, as well as connectivity packages comprising remote vehicle access through a mobile application, on-demand vehicle diagnostics, connected navigation, and 4G LTE wireless connectivity. Further, the company provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
PEUGEOT SA/ADR Company Profile
Peugeot SA manufactures automobiles and light commercial vehicles. It produces motorbikes, scooters, hydraulic engines, vehicle components and provides after sales service. The Peugeot operates through the following business segments: Peugeot Citroen DS Automotive, Opel Vauxhall Automotive, Automotive Equipment and Finance. The Peugeot Citroen DS Automotive Segment engages in the designing, manufacturing and selling of cars and light commercial vehicles under the Peugeot and Citroen brands. The Opel Vauxhall Automotive segment engages in covering the design, manufacture and sale of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles under the Opel and Vauxhall brands. The Automotive Equipment segment comprises of interior systems, automotive seating, automotive exteriors and emissions control technologies. The Finance segment provides retail and wholesale financing to Peugeot and Citroen customers and dealers. Peugeot was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
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