Financial Contrast: Dorman Products (NASDAQ:DORM) vs. ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR (NASDAQ:ISUZY)

Dorman Products (NASDAQ:DORM) and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR (OTCMKTS:ISUZY) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Dorman Products has a beta of 0.59, meaning that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR has a beta of 1.42, meaning that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.1% of Dorman Products shares are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of Dorman Products shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Dorman Products and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dorman Products 0 2 0 0 2.00
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00

Dorman Products currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential downside of 81.27%. Given Dorman Products’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Dorman Products is more favorable than ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR.

Dividends

ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Dorman Products does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Dorman Products and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dorman Products 12.76% 18.77% 15.35%
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR 5.26% 10.43% 5.52%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dorman Products and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dorman Products $973.71 million 2.89 $133.60 million $4.20 20.34
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR $18.70 billion 0.44 $994.57 million N/A N/A

ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Dorman Products.

Summary

Dorman Products beats ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dorman Products

Dorman Products, Inc. supplies automotive replacement parts, automotive hardware, and brake products to the automotive aftermarket and mass merchandise markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. It offers original equipment dealer products, such as intake manifolds, exhaust manifolds, window regulators, radiator fan assemblies, tire pressure monitor sensors, exhaust gas recirculation coolers, and complex electronics modules; fluid reservoirs, variable valve timing components, complex electronics, and integrated door lock actuators; and fasteners, including oil drain plugs, wheel bolts, and wheel lug nuts. The company also provides automotive replacement parts comprising door handles, keyless remotes and cases, and door hinge repairs; and heavy duty aftermarket parts for class 4-8 vehicles comprising lighting, cooling, engine management, and cab products. In addition, it offers solutions for rugged duty and fleet applications; replacement chassis part solutions; brake hardware products; electrical components; and application specific repair hardware products. The company provides its products under the OE Solutions, HELP!, HD Solutions, Premium Chassis, Premium, Premium RD, MAS, FirstStop, ConductTite, and AutoGrade brands through automotive aftermarket retailers, local independent parts wholesalers, national general merchandise chain retailers, mass merchants, salvage yards, and the parts distribution systems of parts manufacturers. Dorman Products, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Colmar, Pennsylvania.

About ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR

Isuzu Motors Limited manufactures and sells commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and engine components worldwide. Its products include heavy and medium duty trucks and busses, and light-duty trucks; pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles; and marine and industrial engines. The company was formerly known as Diesel Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Isuzu Motors Limited in July 1949. Isuzu Motors Limited was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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