Standard Motor Products (NYSE:SMP) and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR (OTCMKTS:ISUZY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This table compares Standard Motor Products and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Standard Motor Products||3.94%||12.56%||6.93%|
|ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR||5.26%||10.43%||5.52%|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Standard Motor Products and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Standard Motor Products||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Standard Motor Products and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Standard Motor Products||$1.09 billion||1.10||$43.00 million||$2.55||21.01|
|ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR||$18.70 billion||0.62||$994.57 million||N/A||N/A|
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Standard Motor Products.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
80.0% of Standard Motor Products shares are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Standard Motor Products shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Standard Motor Products has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Standard Motor Products pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Standard Motor Products pays out 36.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Standard Motor Products has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Standard Motor Products is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Standard Motor Products beats ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Standard Motor Products Company Profile
Standard Motor Products, Inc. manufactures and distributes replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry. Its Engine Management segment manufactures and distributes engine management replacement parts, including electronic ignition control modules, fuel injectors, remanufactured diesel injectors and pumps, ignition wires, coils, switches, relays, EGR valves, distributor caps and rotors, various sensors primarily measuring temperature, vehicle systems, electronic throttle bodies, and other engine management components primarily under the Standard, Blue Streak, BWD, Select, Intermotor, OEM, LockSmart, TechSmart, Tech Expert, and GP Sorensen brands. The company's Temperature Control segment manufacture, remanufacture, and distribute replacement parts for automotive temperature control systems, engine cooling systems, power window accessories, and windshield washer systems, primarily under the Four Seasons, EVERCO, ACi, and Hayden brands. This segment provides new and remanufactured compressors, clutch assemblies, blower and radiator fan motors, filter dryers, evaporators, accumulators, hose assemblies, thermal expansion devices, heater valves, heater cores, AC service tools and chemicals, fan assemblies, fan clutches, oil coolers, window lift motors, window regulators and assemblies, and windshield washer pumps. The company sells its products primarily to large retail chains, warehouse distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and original equipment service part operations in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Standard Motor Products, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Long Island City, New York.
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR Company Profile
Isuzu Motors Limited manufactures and sells commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and engine components worldwide. Its products include heavy and medium duty trucks and busses, and light-duty trucks; pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles; and marine and industrial engines. The company was formerly known as Diesel Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Isuzu Motors Limited in July 1949. Isuzu Motors Limited was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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