Gentex Corporation provides digital vision, connected car, dimmable glass, and fire protection products worldwide. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with high growth potential and pays a dividend.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Auto Components
1 Year Return
US Auto Components
Return vs Industry: GNTX underperformed the US Auto Components industry which returned -0.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GNTX underperformed the US Market which returned 11.5% 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
6 days ago | Simply Wall StThe Returns At Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) Provide Us With Signs Of What's To Come
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3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StGentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) Looks Like A Good Stock, And It's Going Ex-Dividend Soon
Is Gentex undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: GNTX ($27.39) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($22.24)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GNTX is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GNTX is good value based on its PE Ratio (22.4x) compared to the US Auto Components industry average (36.9x).
PE vs Market: GNTX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.4x) compared to the US market (18.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: GNTX is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GNTX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.5x) compared to the US Auto Components industry average (1.8x).
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 (26.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: GNTX's earnings (26.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: GNTX's revenue (12.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GNTX's revenue (12.1% 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 (24.3%)
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 (18.6%) are lower than last year (22.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GNTX's earnings have grown by 3.6% 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 (-30.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Auto Components industry average (-18.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: GNTX's Return on Equity (16%) is considered low.
How is Gentex's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GNTX's short term assets ($975.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($236.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: GNTX's short term assets ($975.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($60.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GNTX is debt free.
Reducing Debt: GNTX has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 13.9%.
Debt Coverage: GNTX has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: GNTX has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Gentex current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GNTX's dividend (1.75%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.71%).
High Dividend: GNTX's dividend (1.75%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.86%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GNTX's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GNTX's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (38.8%), GNTX's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GNTX's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (23.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Downing (42 yo)
Mr. Steven R. Downing, also known as Steve, has been the Chief Executive Officer at Gentex Corp. since January 2018 and has been its President since August 2017. He has been Director of at Gentex Corp. sin ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD3.06M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.34M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|VP of Finance||2.58yrs||US$1.15m||0.012% |
|CTO & VP of Engineering||2.58yrs||US$1.16m||0.013% |
|VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary||2.17yrs||US$1.01m||0.013% |
|Vice President of Sales & Executive Officer||3.75yrs||US$1.08m||0.014% |
|Vice President of Operations||8.75yrs||US$322.84k||no data|
|Director of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|VP of Purchasing & Diversity Officer||6.33yrs||US$335.91k||0.011% |
Experienced Management: GNTX's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||1.92yrs||US$178.72k||0.0034% |
|Independent Director||28.75yrs||US$178.72k||0.030% |
|Independent Director||9.75yrs||US$201.22k||0.0071% |
|Independent Director||17.75yrs||US$208.72k||0.010% |
|Independent Chairman & Lead Independent Director||2.75yrs||US$273.72k||0.011% |
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$185.28k||0.0039% |
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$183.72k||0.0047% |
|Independent Director||6.75yrs||US$178.72k||0.017% |
Experienced Board: GNTX's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: GNTX insiders have only sold shares 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$6.732b
- Shares outstanding: 245.78m
- 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|
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, ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/29 00:15|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/28 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.