Penske Automotive Group (PAG) and The Competition Financial Contrast

Penske Automotive Group (NYSE: PAG) is one of 20 public companies in the “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Penske Automotive Group to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Penske Automotive Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Penske Automotive Group 0 3 4 0 2.57
Penske Automotive Group Competitors 116 608 661 28 2.43

Penske Automotive Group presently has a consensus target price of $56.17, suggesting a potential upside of 29.90%. As a group, “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies have a potential upside of 17.23%. Given Penske Automotive Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Penske Automotive Group is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Penske Automotive Group has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Penske Automotive Group’s competitors have a beta of 9.96, indicating that their average stock price is 896% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Penske Automotive Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Penske Automotive Group 2.87% 17.67% 3.74%
Penske Automotive Group Competitors 3.22% 33.52% 3.60%

Dividends

Penske Automotive Group pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Penske Automotive Group pays out 31.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 20.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Penske Automotive Group has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Penske Automotive Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Penske Automotive Group $21.39 billion $613.30 million 10.03
Penske Automotive Group Competitors $8.01 billion $220.42 million 12.39

Penske Automotive Group has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Penske Automotive Group 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

41.3% of Penske Automotive Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.7% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are held by institutional investors. 41.6% of Penske Automotive Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Penske Automotive Group beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Penske Automotive Group Company Profile

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. operates as a transportation services company. The company operates through four segments: Retail Automotive, Retail Commercial Truck, Other, and Non-Automotive Investments. It operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe; and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems, and related parts and services primarily in Australia and New Zealand. The company engages in the sale of new and used motor vehicles of approximately 40 brands; and provision of vehicle services and collision repair services. In addition, it is involved in the sale and placement of third-party finance and insurance products, third-party extended service and maintenance contracts, and replacement and aftermarket automotive products. Further, the company distributes commercial vehicles and parts to a network of approximately 70 dealership locations, including 8 company-owned retail commercial vehicle dealerships. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 343 automotive retail franchises, of which 155 franchises are located in the United States; and 188 franchises are located outside of the United States primarily in the United Kingdom. The company also operated 20 dealerships locations of heavy and medium duty trucks, offering primarily Freightliner and Western Star branded trucks, as well as a range of used trucks, and services and parts. Penske Automotive Group, Inc. is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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