Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Gentherm Incorporated designs, develops, and manufactures thermal management technologies.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with acceptable track record.

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Share Price & News

How has Gentherm's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: THRM has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Auto Components


US Market

1 Year Return




US Auto Components


US Market

Return vs Industry: THRM exceeded the US Auto Components industry which returned -6.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: THRM underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.2%1.1%1.8%
30 Day-1.3%-5.1%1.4%
90 Day12.9%-3.6%8.8%
1 Year11.5%11.5%-5.4%-6.8%22.7%20.1%
3 Year33.1%33.1%-7.4%-16.6%50.1%40.4%
5 Year12.4%12.4%2.9%-11.8%72.9%53.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Gentherm's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Gentherm 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: THRM ($47.52) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($41.88)

Significantly Below Fair Value: THRM is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: THRM is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.2x) compared to the Auto Components industry average (17.3x).

PE vs Market: THRM is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.2x) compared to the US market (18.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: THRM is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: THRM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.4x) compared to the US Auto Components industry average (1.3x).

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Future Growth

How is Gentherm forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: THRM's forecast earnings growth (46.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: THRM's earnings (46.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: THRM's revenue (5.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: THRM's revenue (5.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: THRM's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.2%).

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Past Performance

How has Gentherm performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: THRM has a large one-off loss of $29.9M impacting its September 30 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: THRM's current net profit margins (4%) are higher than last year (2.3%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: THRM's earnings have declined by -19.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: THRM's earnings growth over the past year (65.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-19.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: THRM earnings growth over the past year (65.1%) exceeded the Auto Components industry -1.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: THRM's Return on Equity (8.8%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Gentherm's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: THRM's short term assets ($384.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($170.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: THRM's short term assets ($384.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($115.6M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: THRM's debt to equity ratio (22.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: THRM's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 36.7% to 22.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: THRM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (132.4%).

Interest Coverage: THRM's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (19.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: THRM has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: THRM's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 3.9x debt).

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What is Gentherm's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate THRM's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate THRM's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if THRM's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if THRM's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of THRM's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Phil Eyler (48yo)





Mr. Phillip Eyler, also known as Phil, has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Gentherm Incorporated since December 4, 2017. Mr. Eyler has been an Executive Vice President and President of Connec ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Phil's total compensation ($USD2.40M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.76M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Phil's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Phillip Eyler
President2.2yrsUS$2.40m0.078% $1.2m
Yijing Brentano
Senior Vice President of Investor Relations2yrsUS$1.06m0.0031% $48.4k
Matteo Anversa
Executive VP of Finance1.1yrsno data0.025% $386.2k
Jörg Evers
Executive Vice President of Operations0yrsno datano data
Mark Potesta
Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer1.3yrsno datano data
Wayne Kauffman
VP & General Counsel0.6yrsno data0.00061% $9.5k
Jaymi Wilson
Vice President of Strategy1.1yrsno datano data
Barbara Runyon
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer1.5yrsno data0.0025% $38.4k
Ryan Gaul
Senior Vice President of Operations1.7yrsno data0.053% $829.4k
Paul Giberson
Senior Vice President of Global Sales1.3yrsno data0.016% $243.8k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: THRM's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Phillip Eyler
President2.2yrsUS$2.40m0.078% $1.2m
Maurice E. Gunderson
Independent Director13yrsUS$171.00k0.067% $1.0m
Francois Castaing
Independent Chairman of the Board2.8yrsUS$205.00k0.067% $1.0m
Charles Kummeth
Independent Director1.5yrsUS$136.00k0.013% $198.2k
John Stacey
Independent Director1.8yrsUS$156.00k0.016% $254.1k
Yvonne Hao
Independent Director4.1yrsUS$166.00k0.033% $514.2k
Ronald Hundzinski
Independent Director4.1yrsUS$161.00k0.038% $585.5k
Sophie Desormière
Independent Director7.8yrsUS$161.00k0.062% $970.3k
Byron Shaw
Independent Director7.1yrsUS$166.00k0.052% $801.4k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: THRM's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: THRM insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Gentherm Incorporated's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Gentherm Incorporated
  • Ticker: THRM
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1991
  • Industry: Auto Parts and Equipment
  • Sector: Automobiles
  • Market Cap: US$1.556b
  • Shares outstanding: 32.74m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Gentherm Incorporated
  • 21680 Haggerty Road
  • Northville
  • Michigan
  • 48167
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
THRMNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJun 1993
QA4ADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJun 1993


Gentherm Incorporated designs, develops, and manufactures thermal management technologies. The company operates through two segments, Automotive and Industrial. The Automotive segment offers climate comfort system solutions, including seat heaters; variable temperature climate control seats that are designed to provide individualized thermal comfort to automobile passengers; integrated electronic components, such as blowers and electronic control units; and steering wheel heaters, neck climate control systems, and surface climate control systems for doors, armrests, cupholders, and storage products. This segment also provides specialized automotive cable systems, battery thermal management products, and automotive electronic and software systems. This segment serves light vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), commercial vehicle OEMs, and automotive seat manufacturers, as well as aftermarket seat distributors and installers. The Industrial segment offers remote power generation systems, patient temperature management systems, and environmental testing equipment and services. The company provides its products and services in the United States, China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Canada, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Romania, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Amerigon Incorporated and changed its name to Gentherm Incorporated in September 2012. Gentherm Incorporated was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Northville, Michigan. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/16 23:45
End of Day Share Price2020/02/14 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.