Head to Head Analysis: Subaru (FUJHY) and Its Rivals

Subaru (OTCMKTS: FUJHY) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Motor vehicles & car bodies” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Subaru to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Subaru 5.91% 19.61% 10.45%
Subaru Competitors -14.13% -0.28% -3.83%

Dividends

Subaru pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Subaru pays out 15.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 19.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Subaru is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Subaru and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Subaru 0 0 0 0 N/A
Subaru Competitors 439 1265 1628 110 2.41

As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 10.12%. Given Subaru’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Subaru has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Subaru and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Subaru $29.24 billion $2.63 billion 10.49
Subaru Competitors $62.83 billion $2.64 billion 15.98

Subaru’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Subaru. Subaru 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Subaru shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.5% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Subaru has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Subaru’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, meaning that their average share price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Subaru competitors beat Subaru on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Subaru Company Profile

SUBARU CORPORATION, formerly Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., is a manufacturer of Subaru automobiles. The Company’s segments include Automobiles, Aerospace, Industrial products and Other. The Automobile segment manufactures and sells vehicles and related products. The Aerospace segment manufactures aircrafts, parts of space-related devices. The Industrial products segment manufactures and sells Robin engines and related products. The Other segment consists of garbage collection vehicles, specialized vehicles and real estate lease. It offers a platform, called the Subaru Global Platform, which is a Subaru technology for unifying development of all of its models under a single platform design. It manufactures, repairs and sells airplanes aerospace-related machinery and their components. It also manufactures, sells and repairs generators, engine-equipped machinery, agricultural machinery, construction machinery other machine tools and their components.

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