Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB) versus Its Competitors Head-To-Head Survey

Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE: CTB) is one of 4 public companies in the “Tires & inner tubes” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Cooper Tire & Rubber to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

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Cooper Tire & Rubber pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Cooper Tire & Rubber pays out 13.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Tires & inner tubes” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 15.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.6% of shares of all “Tires & inner tubes” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Cooper Tire & Rubber shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 29.3% of shares of all “Tires & inner tubes” companies are held by company insiders. 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.

Risk and Volatility

Cooper Tire & Rubber has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cooper Tire & Rubber’s peers have a beta of 1.32, meaning that their average share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cooper Tire & Rubber and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cooper Tire & Rubber 3.34% 13.71% 6.19%
Cooper Tire & Rubber Competitors 3.40% 10.32% 4.53%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cooper Tire & Rubber and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cooper Tire & Rubber $2.85 billion $95.40 million 9.45
Cooper Tire & Rubber Competitors $12.25 billion $721.13 million 10.52

Cooper Tire & Rubber’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Cooper Tire & Rubber. Cooper Tire & Rubber is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Cooper Tire & Rubber and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cooper Tire & Rubber 0 4 5 0 2.56
Cooper Tire & Rubber Competitors 21 83 119 7 2.49

Cooper Tire & Rubber presently has a consensus price target of $44.57, indicating a potential upside of 52.12%. As a group, “Tires & inner tubes” companies have a potential upside of 34.19%. Given Cooper Tire & Rubber’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cooper Tire & Rubber is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Cooper Tire & Rubber peers beat Cooper Tire & Rubber on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Profile

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is a manufacturer and marketer of replacement tires. The Company specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle, and racing tires. The Company operates through four segments: North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The North America segment comprises its operations in the United States and Canada. The Americas Tire Operations segment manufactures and markets passenger car and light truck tires, for sale in the United States replacement markets. The Latin America segment comprises its operations in Mexico, Central America, and South America. The European segment has operations in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Serbia. Its the United Kingdom entity manufactures and markets passenger car, light truck, motorcycle and racing tires and tire retread material. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated nine manufacturing facilities and 20 distribution centers in 10 countries.

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