Comparing Gentherm (THRM) & The Competition

Gentherm (NASDAQ: THRM) is one of 32 public companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Gentherm to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Gentherm and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gentherm 8.34% 16.34% 9.44%
Gentherm Competitors -95.04% 3.40% -0.98%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Gentherm and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gentherm 0 3 4 0 2.57
Gentherm Competitors 145 895 1430 37 2.54

Gentherm presently has a consensus price target of $40.43, indicating a potential upside of 8.68%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 3.75%. Given Gentherm’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Gentherm is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.8% of Gentherm shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.1% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Gentherm shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Gentherm has a beta of 1.97, indicating that its stock price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gentherm’s rivals have a beta of 1.40, indicating that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Gentherm and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Gentherm $961.81 million $157.43 million 17.06
Gentherm Competitors $5.85 billion $698.05 million 15.47

Gentherm’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Gentherm. Gentherm is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Gentherm beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Gentherm

Gentherm Incorporated (Gentherm) is a global technology company engaged in the design, development, and manufacturing of thermal management technologies. The Company has two segments: Automotive and Industrial. Its products provide solutions for automotive passenger comfort and convenience, battery thermal management, remote power generation, patient temperature management, environmental product testing and other consumer and industrial temperature control needs. Its automotive products can be found on the vehicles of all major automotive manufacturers operating in North America, Europe and Asia. The Automotive segment comprises the results from its global automotive businesses and individual convenience products. The Industrial segment represents the combined results from its remote power generation systems business, patient temperature management systems business, environmental testing equipment and services business, and advanced research and product development division.

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