Comparing Nissan (NSANY) & Its Competitors

Nissan (OTCMKTS: NSANY) is one of 31 public companies in the “Motor vehicles & car bodies” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Nissan to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.


Nissan pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Nissan pays out 11.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 18.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Nissan is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nissan 6.22% 14.67% 4.14%
Nissan Competitors -14.38% -11.16% -4.39%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nissan and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Nissan $107.92 billion $6.17 billion 5.70
Nissan Competitors $64.63 billion $3.25 billion 16.06

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Nissan and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nissan 0 0 1 0 3.00
Nissan Competitors 460 1314 1660 112 2.40

As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 10.39%. Given Nissan’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Nissan has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Nissan has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nissan’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, indicating that their average stock price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Nissan shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.6% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.4% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Nissan beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells vehicles and automotive parts worldwide. It sells vehicles under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun brands. The company offers vehicle and vehicle parts; engines, manual transmissions, and other related component parts; automotive parts; industrial equipment engines and other related component parts, and axles; specially equipped vehicles; motorsports engines; and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. It also provides financial services, auto credit and car leasing, card business, insurance agency, and inventory finance, as well as engages in exterior and interior design for automobiles, and operations and consulting related to the analysis and assay of raw materials. In addition, the company engages in the provision of travel, environmental and engineering, production technology, and facility services; ground and vehicle management, and information and logistics businesses; design, vehicle drawings and experiments, other engineering, electronic devices, and electronic equipment businesses; export and import of auto components and materials; and real estate businesses. Further, it is involved in promotion of motorsports, including race and motorsports event planning, and vehicle remodeling; sale of car parts and accessories for motorsports; demonstration test and commercialization study for second-life use of lithium-ion batteries for automotive use; and vehicle development of light-duty trucks. Additionally, the company imports and sells Renault vehicles and parts; and manages and plans professional soccer team and soccer schools. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has a strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.

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