Comparing Ford Motor (NYSE:F) & Hyundai Motor (NYSE:HYMLF)

Hyundai Motor (OTCMKTS:HYMLF) and Ford Motor (NYSE:F) are both large-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Hyundai Motor and Ford Motor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hyundai Motor 2.77% N/A N/A
Ford Motor 1.94% 14.41% 2.02%

Dividends

Ford Motor pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Hyundai Motor does not pay a dividend. Ford Motor pays out 46.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hyundai Motor and Ford Motor’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hyundai Motor $87.89 billion 0.00 $3.68 billion N/A N/A
Ford Motor $160.34 billion 0.25 $3.68 billion $1.30 7.63

Hyundai Motor has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Ford Motor.

Risk and Volatility

Hyundai Motor has a beta of 0.03, meaning that its stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ford Motor has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.4% of Ford Motor shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Ford Motor shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Hyundai Motor and Ford Motor, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hyundai Motor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ford Motor 3 8 5 0 2.13

Ford Motor has a consensus price target of $10.37, suggesting a potential upside of 4.52%.

Summary

Ford Motor beats Hyundai Motor on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hyundai Motor Company Profile

Hyundai Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes motor vehicles and parts worldwide. It operates in Vehicle, Finance, and Others segments. The company offers cars under the i30 N, Veloster, Accent, Sonata, i30, Azera, Sonata Turbo, i40, i40 Sedan, Elantra, Elantra Sport, Accent 5DR, ix20, i20, i20 Coupe, Elite i20, Xcent, i10, Grand i10, and Eon names. It also provides SUVs under the New Santa Fe, Kona, Grand Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Tucson, and Creta names; commercial vehicles under the H-1 and H-100 names; and eco vehicles under the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid, IONIQ Electric, Sonata-Plug-in-Hybrid, Sonata Hybrid, ix35 Fuel Cell, and IONIQ Hybrid names. In addition, the company offers vehicle financing, credit card processing, marketing, engineering, and insurance services; manufactures trains; and operates a football club. Further, it is involved in real estate development; research and development; and investment activities. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Ford Motor Company Profile

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of Ford cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles worldwide. It operates through three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments. The Mobility segment designs and builds mobility services; and provides self-driving systems development and vehicle integration, autonomous vehicle research and engineering, and autonomous vehicle transportation-as-a-service network development services. The Ford Credit segment primarily engages in vehicle-related financing and leasing activities to and through automotive dealers. It provides retail installment sale contracts for new and used vehicles; and direct financing leases for new vehicles to retail and commercial customers, such as leasing companies, government entities, daily rental companies, and fleet customers. This segment also offers wholesale loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory; and loans to dealers to finance working capital and enhance dealership facilities, purchase dealership real estate, and other dealer vehicle programs. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.

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