Financial Survey: Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH) vs. Its Peers

Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Delphi Automotive PLC to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.1% of Delphi Automotive PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.9% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Delphi Automotive PLC shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Delphi Automotive PLC and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Delphi Automotive PLC 1 4 13 0 2.67
Delphi Automotive PLC Competitors 144 890 1418 37 2.54

Delphi Automotive PLC presently has a consensus target price of $103.59, indicating a potential upside of 4.37%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 0.22%. Given Delphi Automotive PLC’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Delphi Automotive PLC is more favorable than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Delphi Automotive PLC has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Delphi Automotive PLC’s peers have a beta of 1.40, indicating that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Delphi Automotive PLC pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Delphi Automotive PLC pays out 24.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 21.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Delphi Automotive PLC lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Delphi Automotive PLC and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Delphi Automotive PLC $17.01 billion $3.06 billion 21.03
Delphi Automotive PLC Competitors $5.85 billion $698.05 million 15.58

Delphi Automotive PLC has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Delphi Automotive PLC is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Delphi Automotive PLC and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Delphi Automotive PLC 7.51% 60.14% 14.35%
Delphi Automotive PLC Competitors -95.27% 3.29% -1.03%

Summary

Delphi Automotive PLC beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Delphi Automotive PLC Company Profile

Delphi Automotive PLC is a global technology company serving the automotive sector. The Company designs and manufactures vehicle components, and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain and active safety technology solutions to the global automotive and commercial vehicle markets. The Company’s segments include Electrical/Electronic Architecture, Powertrain Systems, and Electronics and Safety. The Electrical/Electronic Architecture segment provides complete design of the vehicle’s electrical architecture, including connectors, wiring assemblies and harnesses, electrical centers and hybrid high voltage and safety distribution systems. The Powertrain Systems segment offers products for engine management systems (EMS). The Electronics and Safety segment offers a range of electronic and safety equipment and software in the areas of controls, security, infotainment, communications and safety systems.

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