Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR) and PEUGEOT SA/ADR (OTCMKTS:PUGOY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.
Spartan Motors pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. PEUGEOT SA/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Spartan Motors pays out 23.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. PEUGEOT SA/ADR pays out 20.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. PEUGEOT SA/ADR is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares Spartan Motors and PEUGEOT SA/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Spartan Motors and PEUGEOT SA/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Spartan Motors currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 60.21%. Given Spartan Motors’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Spartan Motors is more favorable than PEUGEOT SA/ADR.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
69.2% of Spartan Motors shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of PEUGEOT SA/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.2% of Spartan Motors shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Spartan Motors has a beta of 1.36, suggesting that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PEUGEOT SA/ADR has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Spartan Motors and PEUGEOT SA/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Spartan Motors||$707.10 million||0.37||$15.93 million||$0.43||17.42|
|PEUGEOT SA/ADR||$73.66 billion||0.26||$2.18 billion||$2.33||9.00|
PEUGEOT SA/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Spartan Motors. PEUGEOT SA/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Spartan Motors, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Spartan Motors beats PEUGEOT SA/ADR on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Spartan Motors Company Profile
Spartan Motors, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engineers, manufactures, and sells heavy-duty and purpose-built specialty vehicles in the United States, Canada, South America, and Asia. It operates through three segments: Fleet Vehicles and Services, Emergency Response Vehicles, and Specialty Chassis and Vehicles. The Fleet Vehicles and Services segment provides walk-in vans, cutaway vans, truck bodies, and parts and accessories for use in e-commerce/last mile/parcel delivery, beverage and grocery delivery, mobile retail, and trades and construction industries under the Aeromaster, Velocity, Ultimate, Trademaster, Metromaster, Utilivan, Spartan Upfit Services, and Reach brands. This segment also installs specialty interior and exterior up-fit equipment for walk-in vans, truck bodies, and passenger vans under Specialty Up-fit name; and distributes related aftermarket parts and accessories. The Emergency Response Vehicles segment provides emergency response cabs and chassis, pumpers, aerial ladder components for fire trucks, rescue equipment, tankers, and parts and accessories under the Spartan, Smeal, Ladder Tower, and UST brands, as well as offers body, aerial, pump, drivetrain, and chassis repair and maintenance services. The Specialty Chassis and Vehicles segment offers motor home chassis; and defense and specialty chassis and vehicles, as well as provides related aftermarket parts and accessories, and maintenance and repair services. This segment also offers assembly services for Isuzu N-gas and F-series chassis. The company sells its products through a network of independent truck dealers, original equipment manufacturers, dealer distributors, leasing companies, and municipalities and other governmental entities, as well as to commercial and individual end users. Spartan Motors, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Charlotte, Michigan.
PEUGEOT SA/ADR Company Profile
Peugeot S.A. engages in automotive, automotive equipment, and finance businesses in Europe, Eurasia, China and South-Asia, India Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and North America. The company's Automotive segment designs, manufactures, and sells passenger cars and light commercial vehicles under the Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall, and DS brands. Its Automotive Equipment segment offers interior systems, automotive seating products, and clean mobility products. The company's Finance segment provides retail financing to customers of the Peugeot, Citroën, and DS brands; and wholesale financing to dealer networks. The company is based in Rueil-Malmaison, France.
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