Toyota Motor (TM) versus The Competition Critical Analysis

Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM) is one of 97 publicly-traded companies in the “AUTOS/TIRES/TRUCKS” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Toyota Motor to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Risk and Volatility

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Toyota Motor has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Toyota Motor’s competitors have a beta of 2.80, indicating that their average stock price is 180% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Toyota Motor 8.25% 12.62% 4.76%
Toyota Motor Competitors -1.61% 13.70% 3.21%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Toyota Motor $255.27 billion $17.03 billion 8.71
Toyota Motor Competitors $27.55 billion $1.27 billion 14.21

Toyota Motor has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Toyota Motor 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Toyota Motor and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Toyota Motor 0 3 2 0 2.40
Toyota Motor Competitors 840 3138 3768 208 2.42

Toyota Motor currently has a consensus target price of $112.11, suggesting a potential downside of 9.95%. As a group, “AUTOS/TIRES/TRUCKS” companies have a potential upside of 14.86%. Given Toyota Motor’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Toyota Motor has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.8% of Toyota Motor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.7% of shares of all “AUTOS/TIRES/TRUCKS” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of shares of all “AUTOS/TIRES/TRUCKS” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Toyota Motor pays an annual dividend of $3.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Toyota Motor pays out 24.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “AUTOS/TIRES/TRUCKS” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 29.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Toyota Motor is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Toyota Motor competitors beat Toyota Motor on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Toyota Motor

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) conducts business in the automotive industry. The Company also conducts business in finance and other industries. The Company’s segments include Automotive, Financial Services and All Other. Toyota sells its vehicles in approximately 190 countries and regions. Toyota’s markets for its automobiles are Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s Automotive segment includes the design, manufacture, assembly and sale of passenger vehicles, minivans and commercial vehicles, such as trucks and related parts and accessories. The Company’s Financial Services segment consists of providing financing to dealers and their customers for the purchase or lease of Toyota vehicles. The All Other segment includes the design, manufacturing and sale of housing, telecommunications and other businesses. Its information technology related businesses include a Web portal for automobile information called GAZOO.com.

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