Comparing Daimler (DDAIF) & The Competition

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

Risk and Volatility

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Daimler shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies 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.

Profitability

This table compares Daimler and its rivals’ 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%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Daimler and its rivals, 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 rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Daimler has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Daimler and its rivals revenue, earnings per share 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 rivals. Daimler is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Daimler beats its rivals 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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