Analyzing Daimler (DDAIF) & Tata Motors (TTM)

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Daimler (OTCMKTS:DDAIF) and Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM) are both large-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Daimler shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.9% of Tata Motors shares are held by institutional investors. 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Daimler and Tata Motors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Daimler 0 4 0 0 2.00
Tata Motors 1 3 1 0 2.00

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Daimler and Tata Motors’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Daimler $185.63 billion 0.36 $10.53 billion $11.12 5.56
Tata Motors $45.97 billion 0.19 $1.02 billion $2.35 5.38

Daimler has higher revenue and earnings than Tata Motors. Tata Motors is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Daimler, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Daimler and Tata Motors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Daimler 5.68% 17.47% 4.37%
Tata Motors 1.32% 12.39% 3.44%

Volatility and Risk

Daimler has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tata Motors has a beta of 2.08, meaning that its stock price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Daimler beats Tata Motors on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Daimler

Daimler AG, together its subsidiaries, develops and manufactures passenger cars, trucks, vans, and buses in Germany and internationally. It operates through Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services segments. The Mercedes-Benz Cars segment offers premium vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz brand, including the Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach brands; and small cars under the smart and Mercedes me brands, as well as electric mobility products under the EQ brand. The Daimler Trucks segment distributes its trucks under the Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Western Star, FUSO, and BharatBenz brands; and buses under the Thomas Built Buses and FUSO brands. The Mercedes-Benz Vans segment primarily sells vans under the MercedesBenz and Freightliner brands. The Daimler Buses segment sells completely built-up buses under the MercedesBenz and Setra brands, as well as produces and sells bus chassis. The Daimler Financial Services segment offers tailored financing and leasing packages for end-customers and dealers; and automotive insurance brokerage, banking, and fleet management services, as well as mobility services primarily under the moovel, mytaxi, and car2go brands. The company also sells vehicle related spare parts and accessories. Daimler AG was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

About Tata Motors

Tata Motors Limited designs, manufactures, and sells a range of automotive vehicles. It operates through Automotive Operations and All Other Operations segments. The company offers cars, sports vehicles, trucks, buses, and defence vehicles, as well as related spare parts and accessories. It also manufactures engines for industrial and marine applications; aggregates, such as axles and transmissions for commercial vehicles; and factory automation equipment. In addition, the company provides information technology services, machine tools, and factory automation services; and vehicle financing services. It offers its products under the Tata, Daewoo, Fiat, Jaguar, and Land Rover brands. Tata Motors Limited operates in India, China, the United Kingdom, the United States, rest of Europe, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company Limited and changed its name to Tata Motors Limited in July 2003. Tata Motors Limited was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

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