Analyzing Toyota Motor (TM) & Its Rivals

Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM) is one of 30 public companies in the “Motor vehicles & car bodies” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Toyota Motor to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Toyota Motor and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Toyota Motor 0 3 2 0 2.40
Toyota Motor Competitors 439 1265 1629 110 2.41

Toyota Motor presently has a consensus target price of $112.11, suggesting a potential downside of 11.63%. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 12.95%. Given Toyota Motor’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Toyota Motor has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.8% of Toyota Motor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” 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.

Risk & Volatility

Toyota Motor has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Toyota Motor’s peers have a beta of 1.00, suggesting that their average stock price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Toyota Motor and its peers’ 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 -14.13% -0.28% -3.83%

Dividends

Toyota Motor pays an annual dividend of $1.59 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Toyota Motor pays out 14.3% 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Toyota Motor and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Toyota Motor $255.27 billion $17.03 billion 11.44
Toyota Motor Competitors $62.83 billion $2.64 billion 16.05

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

Summary

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

Toyota Motor Company Profile

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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