Reviewing Dana Incorporated (DAN)’s and Dorman Products Inc. (NASDAQ:DORM)’s results

Dana Incorporated (NYSE:DAN) and Dorman Products Inc. (NASDAQ:DORM) compete against each other in the Auto Parts sector. We will contrast them and contrast their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dana Incorporated 17 1.38 143.07M 2.86 5.85
Dorman Products Inc. 75 1.75 26.86M 3.82 18.81

Table 1 showcases the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Dana Incorporated and Dorman Products Inc. Dorman Products Inc. appears to has higher revenue and earnings than Dana Incorporated. The business that is presently more affordable of the two stocks is the one that has a lower P/E ratio. Dana Incorporated is thus presently the affordable of the two stocks because it has a lower P/E ratio.


Table 2 has Dana Incorporated and Dorman Products Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dana Incorporated 856,193,895.87% 32.3% 6.7%
Dorman Products Inc. 35,637,521.56% 17.8% 14.5%

Volatility and Risk

Dana Incorporated has a beta of 2.18 and its 118.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Dorman Products Inc.’s 42.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 0.58 beta.


1.6 and 1 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Dana Incorporated. Its rival Dorman Products Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 4.7 and 2.6 respectively. Dorman Products Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Dana Incorporated.

Analyst Ratings

In next table is given Dana Incorporated and Dorman Products Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dana Incorporated 0 0 6 3.00
Dorman Products Inc. 0 1 0 2.00

Dana Incorporated has a 23.85% upside potential and a consensus target price of $20.67. Meanwhile, Dorman Products Inc.’s consensus target price is $70, while its potential downside is -4.55%. Based on the analysts belief we can conclude, Dana Incorporated is looking more favorable than Dorman Products Inc.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Roughly 98.3% of Dana Incorporated shares are held by institutional investors while 82.9% of Dorman Products Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Dana Incorporated’s share held by insiders are 0.6%. Competitively, insiders own roughly 3.8% of Dorman Products Inc.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Dana Incorporated -16.58% -14.61% -12.7% -6.23% -21.25% 22.6%
Dorman Products Inc. -15.53% -17.87% -14.1% -16.42% -2.44% -20.15%

For the past year Dana Incorporated had bullish trend while Dorman Products Inc. had bearish trend.


Dorman Products Inc. beats Dana Incorporated on 9 of the 15 factors.

Dana Incorporated manufactures and sells driveline, sealing, and thermal-management products for vehicle manufacturers 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 Driveline Technologies, and Power Technologies. The Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies segment offers front axles, rear axles, driveshafts/propshafts, differentials, torque couplings, and modular assemblies 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 Driveline Technologies segment manufactures front and rear axles, driveshafts, transmissions, torque converters, tire inflation systems, and electronic controls for use in construction, earth moving, agricultural, mining, forestry, rail, and material handling 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.

Dorman Products, Inc. supplies automotive replacement parts, automotive hardware, brake products, and household hardware to the automotive aftermarket and mass merchandise markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. It offers original equipment dealer products, such as intake manifolds, exhaust manifolds, window regulators, radiator fan assemblies, tire pressure monitor sensors, exhaust gas recirculation coolers, and complex electronics modules; fluid reservoirs, variable valve timing components, and integrated door lock actuators; and fasteners, including oil drain plugs, wheel bolts, and wheel lug nuts. The company also provides automotive replacement parts comprising door handles, keyless remotes and cases, emission control products, and oil dipsticks, as well as door hinge repairs; and application specific and general automotive hardware consisting of body hardware, general automotive fasteners, oil drain plugs, and wheel hardware. In addition, it offers electrical connectors, wires, tools, testers, and accessories, including light bulbs, electrical diagnostic and repair kits, and ignition components; brake and clutch hydraulics, and brake hardware products, such as brake hoses, wheel cylinders, new master cylinders, brake cables, and brake hardware kits. Further, the company provides heavy duty aftermarket parts for class 4-8 vehicles comprising lighting, cooling, engine management, and cab products; and belt tensioners, and idler pulleys. The company offers its products under the OE Solutions, HELP!, TECHoice, AutoGrade, Conduct-Tite, FirstStop, and HD Solutions brands through automotive aftermarket retailers, local independent parts wholesalers, national general merchandise chain retailers, mass merchants, salvage yards, and the parts distribution systems of parts manufacturers. Dorman Products, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Colmar, Pennsylvania.

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