Cooper-Standard Holdings (NYSE: CPS) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Cooper-Standard Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cooper-Standard Holdings and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cooper-Standard Holdings 1 1 3 0 2.40
Cooper-Standard Holdings Competitors 213 1019 1458 47 2.49

Cooper-Standard Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $108.40, suggesting a potential upside of 6.51%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential upside of 5.15%. Given Cooper-Standard Holdings’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Cooper-Standard Holdings is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.8% of Cooper-Standard Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.4% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Cooper-Standard Holdings 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Cooper-Standard Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cooper-Standard Holdings 4.22% 26.90% 8.12%
Cooper-Standard Holdings Competitors -95.27% 3.29% -1.03%

Volatility & Risk

Cooper-Standard Holdings has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cooper-Standard Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.37, meaning that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cooper-Standard Holdings and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cooper-Standard Holdings $3.54 billion $431.14 million 12.83
Cooper-Standard Holdings Competitors $5.85 billion $698.17 million 14.00

Cooper-Standard Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Cooper-Standard Holdings. Cooper-Standard Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Cooper-Standard Holdings competitors beat Cooper-Standard Holdings on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Cooper-Standard Holdings

Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company designs, manufactures and sells sealing, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer and anti-vibration systems for use in passenger vehicles and light trucks manufactured by global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company operates through four segments: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and South America. The Company’s products are used in passenger vehicles and light trucks. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s operations were conducted through 123 leased and joint venture facilities in 20 countries (North America: Canada, Mexico and the United States; Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, South Korea and Thailand; Europe: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and South America: Brazil), of which 90 are manufacturing facilities and 33 have design, engineering, administrative or logistics designations.

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