Comparing Dana (DAN) & Icahn Enterprises (IEP)

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Dana (NYSE:DAN) and Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Dana has a beta of 1.9, suggesting that its share price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Icahn Enterprises has a beta of 1.51, suggesting that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dana and Icahn Enterprises’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dana $8.14 billion 0.35 $427.00 million $2.97 6.71
Icahn Enterprises $21.74 billion 0.60 $2.43 billion N/A N/A

Icahn Enterprises has higher revenue and earnings than Dana.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.6% of Dana shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.8% of Icahn Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Dana shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 90.1% of Icahn Enterprises shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Dana pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Icahn Enterprises pays an annual dividend of $7.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.0%. Dana pays out 13.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dana has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dana and Icahn Enterprises, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dana 0 5 7 0 2.58
Icahn Enterprises 1 0 0 0 1.00

Dana presently has a consensus price target of $22.30, indicating a potential upside of 11.84%. Icahn Enterprises has a consensus price target of $45.00, indicating a potential downside of 35.71%. Given Dana’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Dana is more favorable than Icahn Enterprises.

Profitability

This table compares Dana and Icahn Enterprises’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dana 5.24% 33.01% 7.33%
Icahn Enterprises 5.29% 4.76% 1.85%

Summary

Icahn Enterprises beats Dana on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dana

Dana Incorporated provides drive and motion products, sealing solutions, thermal-management technologies, and fluid-power products to vehicle and engine manufacturer in North America, Europe, South America, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in four segments: Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies, Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies, Off-Highway Drive and Motion Technologies, and Power Technologies. The Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies segment offers front drive steer rigid axles, rear drive rigid axles, driveshafts/propshafts, front/rear drive units, AWD systems, power transfer units, electromechanical propulsion systems, EV gearboxes, and differentials for use in light trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossover utility vehicles, vans, and passenger cars. The Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies segment provides steer and drive axles, driveshafts, and tire inflation systems for medium and heavy duty trucks, buses, and specialty vehicles. The Off-Highway Drive and Motion Technologies segment manufactures front and rear axles, driveshafts, transmissions, torque converters, industrial gear boxes, tire inflation systems, and electronic controls; wheel, track, and winch planetary drives; and hydraulic valves, pumps, and motors for use in construction, earth moving, agricultural, mining, forestry, material handling, and industrial stationary applications. The Power Technologies segment offers gaskets, cover modules, heat shields, engine sealing systems, cooling products, and heat transfer products for light vehicle, medium/heavy vehicle, and off-highway markets. The company was formerly known as Dana Holding Corporation and changed its name to Dana Incorporated in August 2016. Dana Incorporated was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Maumee, Ohio.

About Icahn Enterprises

Icahn Enterprises L.P., through its subsidiaries, operates in investment, automotive, energy, railcar, gaming, metals, mining, food packaging, real estate, and home fashion businesses in the United States, Germany, and Internationally. Its Investment segment operates various private investment funds. The company's Automotive segment manufactures and distributes components, accessories, and systems to the automotive, heavy-duty, marine, railroad, agricultural, off-road, aerospace, power generation, and industrial markets; and distributes automotive parts. Its Energy segment refines and markets transportation fuels; and manufactures nitrogen fertilizers. Its Railcar segment manufactures and sells railcars; and provides railcar repair services, as well as leases railcars. The company's Gaming segment owns and operates casino gaming properties, including 8 casino facilities with 5,800 hotel rooms. The company's Metals segment collects, processes, and sells ferrous and non-ferrous metals, as well as processes and distributes steel pipe and plate products. Its Mining segment produces and sells iron ore products to the steel industry. The company's Food Packaging segment produces and sells cellulosic, fibrous, and plastic casings for the processed meat and poultry industry. Its Real Estate segment is involved in the rental of commercial real estate properties; construction and sale of single-family and multi-family homes, lots in subdivisions and planned communities, and raw land for residential development; and operation of golf and club. The company's Home Fashion segment manufactures and distributes home fashion consumer products. Icahn Enterprises L.P. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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