Head-To-Head Analysis: Commercial Vehicle Group (NASDAQ:CVGI) and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR (NASDAQ:ISUZY)

Commercial Vehicle Group (NASDAQ:CVGI) and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR (OTCMKTS:ISUZY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.8% of Commercial Vehicle Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Commercial Vehicle Group shares are owned by company 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.


ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Commercial Vehicle Group does not pay a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Commercial Vehicle Group has a beta of 2.56, suggesting that its stock price is 156% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Commercial Vehicle Group and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Commercial Vehicle Group 4.95% 38.85% 10.16%
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR 5.26% 10.43% 5.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Commercial Vehicle Group and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Commercial Vehicle Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00

Commercial Vehicle Group currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.22%. Given Commercial Vehicle Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Commercial Vehicle Group is more favorable than ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Commercial Vehicle Group and ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Commercial Vehicle Group $897.74 million 0.28 $44.51 million $1.46 5.49
ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR $18.70 billion 0.45 $994.57 million N/A N/A

ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Commercial Vehicle Group.

About Commercial Vehicle Group

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, produces, and sells a range of cab related products and systems in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. It operates through two segments, Electrical Systems and Global Seating. The Electrical Systems segment electronic provides wire harness assemblies that function as current carrying devices used to provide electrical interconnections for gauges, lights, control functions, power circuits, powertrain and transmission sensors, emissions systems, and other electronic applications on commercial vehicles; and panel assemblies and cabinets. It also offers trim systems and components for the interior cabs of commercial vehicles, including vinyl or cloth-covered appliqués, armrests, map pocket compartments, carpets, and sound-reducing insulations; instrument panels; headliners/wall panels; storage systems; floor covering systems; sleeper bunks; grab handles and armrests; privacy curtains; and plastics decorating and finishing products. In addition, this segment provides cab structures, sleeper boxes; and mirrors, wipers, and controls. The Global Seating segment provides seats and seating systems, such as mechanical and air suspension, static, bus, and military seats, as well as seats for medium-and heavy-duty trucks (MD/HD trucks); and aftermarket seats and components. The company supplies its products and systems for the commercial vehicle market comprising the MD/HD truck market; the medium-and heavy-construction vehicle market; and the military, bus, agriculture, specialty transportation, mining, industrial equipment, and off-road recreational markets. Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.


Isuzu Motors Limited manufactures and sells commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and engine components worldwide. Its products include heavy and medium duty trucks and busses, and light-duty trucks; pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles; and marine and industrial engines. The company was formerly known as Diesel Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Isuzu Motors Limited in July 1949. Isuzu Motors Limited was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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