Contrasting Dana (DAN) & Its Competitors

Dana (NYSE: DAN) is one of 33 publicly-traded 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 analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

Dana pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Dana pays out 5.0% 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 20.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Dana has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.4% of Dana shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.4% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Dana shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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 10.27% 29.34% 6.77%
Dana Competitors -92.32% 3.14% -1.04%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations 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 150 943 1463 39 2.54

Dana presently has a consensus price target of $25.88, suggesting a potential downside of 17.44%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential downside of 2.90%. Given Dana’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dana has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Dana has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dana’s competitors have a beta of 1.39, indicating that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dana and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Dana $5.83 billion $640.00 million 6.56
Dana Competitors $6.08 billion $355.13 million 14.79

Dana’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Dana. 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.

Summary

Dana competitors beat Dana on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Dana

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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