Critical Analysis: Delphi Automotive (APTV) & Its Peers

Delphi Automotive (NYSE: APTV) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Delphi Automotive to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Delphi Automotive and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Delphi Automotive 1 3 14 0 2.72
Delphi Automotive Competitors 156 966 1497 39 2.53

Delphi Automotive presently has a consensus target price of $86.59, indicating a potential upside of 2.12%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 10.10%. Given Delphi Automotive’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Delphi Automotive has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Delphi Automotive and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Delphi Automotive 8.00% 57.92% 14.04%
Delphi Automotive Competitors -112.60% -38.52% -3.14%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.8% of Delphi Automotive shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.3% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Delphi Automotive shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.4% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by company 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.

Dividends

Delphi Automotive pays an annual dividend of $1.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Delphi Automotive pays out 29.0% 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 22.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Delphi Automotive and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Delphi Automotive $16.66 billion $1.26 billion 16.53
Delphi Automotive Competitors $5.80 billion $324.32 million 122.17

Delphi Automotive has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Delphi Automotive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Delphi Automotive beats its rivals on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

Delphi Automotive Company Profile

Aptiv PLC, formerly Delphi Automotive PLC, is a global technology company serving the automotive sector. The Company designs and manufactures vehicle components, and provides electrical and electronic and active safety technology solutions to the global automotive and commercial vehicle markets. The Company’s segments include Electrical/Electronic Architecture, and Electronics & 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 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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