Gentex Corporation provides digital vision, connected car, dimmable glass, and fire protection products worldwide.
Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Gentex's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: GNTX's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Auto Components
1 Year Return
US Auto Components
Return vs Industry: GNTX exceeded the US Auto Components industry which returned -48.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GNTX exceeded the US Market which returned -14.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Gentex's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
5 days ago | Simply Wall StGentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) Looks Like A Good Stock, And It's Going Ex-Dividend Soon
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3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StA Look At The Fair Value Of Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX)
Is Gentex undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: GNTX ($21.01) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($28.73)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GNTX is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GNTX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (12.6x) compared to the Auto Components industry average (11x).
PE vs Market: GNTX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (12.6x) compared to the US market (12.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: GNTX is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GNTX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.7x) compared to the US Auto Components industry average (0.7x).
How is Gentex forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GNTX's forecast earnings growth (3.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: GNTX's earnings (3.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: GNTX's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: GNTX's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GNTX's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: GNTX's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21.6%)
How has Gentex performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GNTX has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: GNTX's current net profit margins (22.6%) are lower than last year (23.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GNTX's earnings have grown by 9.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: GNTX's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: GNTX had negative earnings growth (-4.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Auto Components industry average (-4.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: GNTX's Return on Equity (21.9%) is considered high.
How is Gentex's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GNTX's short term assets ($950.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($171.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: GNTX's short term assets ($950.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($58.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GNTX is debt free.
Reducing Debt: GNTX has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 17%.
Debt Coverage: GNTX has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: GNTX has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Gentex's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GNTX's dividend (2.28%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2.04%).
High Dividend: GNTX's dividend (2.28%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.7%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GNTX's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GNTX's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (27.6%), GNTX's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GNTX's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (23.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Downing (41yo)
Mr. Steven R. Downing, also known as Steve, has been the Chief Executive Officer at Gentex Corp. since January 2018 and has been its President since August 2017. He served as Interim Chief Financial Office ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD3.43M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.63M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|VP of Finance||2.17yrs||US$990.24k||0.013% $760.1k|
|CTO & VP of Engineering||2.17yrs||US$958.01k||0.013% $747.9k|
|VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary||1.67yrs||US$926.75k||0.012% $705.2k|
|Vice President of Sales & Executive Officer||3.25yrs||US$955.23k||0.013% $769.9k|
|Vice President of Operations||8.25yrs||US$322.84k||no data|
|Director of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|VP of Purchasing & Diversity Officer||5.83yrs||US$335.91k||0.013% $723.7k|
Experienced Management: GNTX's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||1.42yrs||US$27.70k||0.0018% $101.2k|
|Independent Director||28.25yrs||US$117.45k||0.030% $1.7m|
|Independent Director||20.25yrs||US$124.95k||0.013% $738.1k|
|Independent Director||9.25yrs||US$133.70k||0.0053% $308.1k|
|Independent Director||17.25yrs||US$148.70k||0.0081% $469.3k|
|Independent Chairman & Lead Independent Director||2.25yrs||US$209.95k||0.0087% $501.7k|
|Independent Director||1.5yrs||US$40.84k||0.0022% $124.3k|
|Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$121.53k||0.0029% $170.5k|
|Independent Director||6.25yrs||US$117.45k||0.015% $867.6k|
Experienced Board: GNTX's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: GNTX insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Gentex Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Gentex Corporation
- Ticker: GNTX
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1974
- Industry: Auto Parts and Equipment
- Sector: Automobiles
- Market Cap: US$5.780b
- Shares outstanding: 246.80m
- Website: https://www.gentex.com
Number of Employees
- Gentex Corporation
- 600 North Centennial Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|GNTX||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 1981|
|GTX||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1981|
|GTX||BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Dec 1981|
Gentex Corporation provides digital vision, connected car, dimmable glass, and fire protection products worldwide. It operates through Automotive Products and Other segments. The company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automotive products, including interior and exterior electrochromic automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, and non-automatic-dimming rearview mirrors for automotive passenger cars, light trucks, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans for original equipment manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and various aftermarket and accessory customers. It also manufactures and sells variable dimmable windows to aircraft manufacturers and airline operators. In addition, the company provides photoelectric smoke detectors and alarms, electrochemical carbon monoxide detectors and alarms, audible and visual signaling alarms, and bells and speakers used in fire detection systems in office buildings, hotels, and other commercial and residential establishments. It sells its fire protection products directly, as well as through sales managers and manufacturer representative organizations to fire protection and security product distributors, electrical wholesale houses, and original equipment manufacturers of fire protection systems. Gentex Corporation was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/08 00:23|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/07 00:00|
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