Reviewing Daimler (DDAIF) & Its Competitors

Daimler (OTCMKTS: DDAIF) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Motor vehicles & car bodies” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Daimler to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

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Daimler has a beta of 1.67, meaning that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Daimler’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, meaning that their average stock price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Daimler and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Daimler 6.40% 17.59% 4.27%
Daimler Competitors -14.14% -0.31% -3.84%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Daimler and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Daimler $185.63 billion $11.89 billion 7.28
Daimler Competitors $62.83 billion $2.64 billion 17.02

Daimler has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Daimler 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Daimler shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Daimler and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Daimler 1 1 4 0 2.50
Daimler Competitors 440 1276 1635 110 2.41

As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 7.36%. Given Daimler’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Daimler has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Daimler beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Daimler

Daimler AG, together its subsidiaries, develops and manufactures passenger cars, trucks, vans, and buses in Germany and internationally. It operates through Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services segments. The Mercedes-Benz Cars segment offers premium vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz brand, including the Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach brands; and small cars under the smart and Mercedes me brands, as well as electric mobility products under the EQ brand. The Daimler Trucks segment distributes its trucks under the Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Western Star, FUSO, and BharatBenz brands; and buses under the Thomas Built Buses and FUSO brands. The Mercedes-Benz Vans segment primarily sells vans under the MercedesBenz and Freightliner brands. The Daimler Buses segment sells completely built-up buses under the MercedesBenz and Setra brands, as well as produces and sells bus chassis. The Daimler Financial Services segment offers tailored financing and leasing packages for end-customers and dealers; and automotive insurance brokerage, banking, and fleet management services, as well as mobility services primarily under the moovel, mytaxi, and car2go brands. The company also sells vehicle related spare parts and accessories. Daimler AG was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

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