Gentex Company Profile (NASDAQ:GNTX)

About Gentex (GNTX)

Gentex logoGentex Corporation designs and manufactures automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics for the automotive industry, dimmable aircraft windows for the aviation industry, and commercial smoke alarms and signaling devices for the fire protection industry. The Company's business segment involves designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing interior and exterior automatic-dimming automotive rearview mirrors that utilize electrochromic technology to dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from trailing vehicle headlamps. Within this business segment, the Company also designs, develops and manufactures various electronics that are features to the interior and exterior automotive rearview mirrors, as well as interior visors, overhead consoles, and other locations in the vehicle. The Company ships its products to all of the automotive producing regions across the world, which it supports with various sales, engineering and distribution locations across the world.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Auto/Tires/Trucks
  • Industry: Auto Parts
  • Sub-Industry: Auto Parts & Equipment
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: GNTX
  • CUSIP: 37190110
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $20.65
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $20.85
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $19.77
  • 52-Week Range: $14.66 - $22.12
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.65
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.34
  • P/E Growth: 1.34
  • Market Cap: $5.93B
  • Outstanding Shares: 287,297,000
  • Beta: 0.96
  • Net Margins: 20.70%
  • Return on Equity: 19.05%
  • Return on Assets: 15.50%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.09%
  • Current Ratio: 7.71%
  • Quick Ratio: 5.94%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $23.13 (11.99% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/24/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform -> Positive$25.00LowView Rating Details
1/31/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingOutperform$21.50N/AView Rating Details
1/27/2017Wellington ShieldsDowngradeBuy -> AccumulateN/AView Rating Details
1/13/2017FBR & CoBoost Price TargetOutperform$22.00 -> $25.00N/AView Rating Details
1/9/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
12/19/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncInitiated CoverageNeutral$21.00N/AView Rating Details
1/29/2016Craig HallumLower Price Target$22.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
1/27/2016Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$22.00 -> $14.00N/AView Rating Details
10/20/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price Target$18.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/29/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
Earnings by Quarter for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
Earnings History by Quarter for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/21/2017Q1 2017$0.31$0.33$444.92 million$453.54 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2017Q416$0.32$0.31$437.36 million$419.91 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$0.30$0.32$428.43 million$429.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2016Q216$0.29$0.30$416.99 million$423.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2016Q116$0.28$0.28$405.23 million$405.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$0.27$0.30$391.81 million$405.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q315$0.27$0.27$393.44 million$389.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.25$0.26$375.41 million$379.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2015Q115$0.25$0.26$367.54 million$368.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2015Q414$0.26$0.24$368.42 million$350.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q314$0.47$0.49$339.41 million$350.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q214$0.45$0.47$324.20 million$335.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2014Q114$0.43$0.48$319.70 million$326.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2013Q313$0.32$0.38$277.24 million$288.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$0.32$0.36$274.52 million$287.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2013Q1 2013$0.30$0.32$268.13 million$269.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2013Q4 2012$0.26$0.28$258.11 million$260.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2012$0.28$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$0.29$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2012$0.32$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2012$0.30$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2011$0.29$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2011$0.27$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011$0.29$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$0.25$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.33
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.32$0.32$0.32
Q2 20171$0.33$0.33$0.33
Q3 20171$0.33$0.33$0.33
Q4 20171$0.35$0.35$0.35
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
Most Recent Dividend:4/19/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.36
Dividend Yield:1.74%
Payout Ratio:29.75% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
27.69% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
25.00% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)

Dividend History by Quarter for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.90%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 83.86%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/25/2017Kevin C NashInsiderSell1,694$20.65$34,981.10View SEC Filing  
4/24/2017Joseph E Iv MatthewsVPSell9,996$20.31$203,018.76View SEC Filing  
4/24/2017Scott P RyanGeneral CounselSell4,920$20.38$100,269.60View SEC Filing  
3/30/2017John A. MulderDirectorSell10,000$21.28$212,800.00View SEC Filing  
1/31/2017Steven R DowningCFOSell10,176$20.75$211,152.00View SEC Filing  
1/30/2017Frederick A. SotokDirectorSell12,000$20.93$251,160.00View SEC Filing  
1/30/2017Kevin C NashInsiderSell4,544$20.90$94,969.60View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Joseph E Iv MatthewsVPSell2,244$18.00$40,392.00View SEC Filing  
10/25/2016James H WallaceDirectorSell12,000$16.78$201,360.00View SEC Filing  
10/25/2016Kevin C NashInsiderSell6,210$16.68$103,582.80View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016Fred BauerChairmanSell696,000$18.03$12,548,880.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016John A. MulderDirectorSell20,000$18.07$361,400.00View SEC Filing  
7/26/2016Scott P RyanGeneral CounselSell5,132$17.77$91,195.64View SEC Filing  
7/25/2016Gary F GoodeDirectorSell24,000$17.57$421,680.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2016Kevin C NashInsiderSell6,412$17.63$113,043.56View SEC Filing  
7/25/2016Steven R DowningCFOSell8,820$17.62$155,408.40View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Fred BauerCEOSell351,700$16.45$5,785,465.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016Fred BauerCEOSell266,300$16.42$4,372,646.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Joseph E Iv MatthewsVPSell2,140$16.50$35,310.00View SEC Filing  
12/28/2015Scott P RyanGeneral CounselSell2,000$16.31$32,620.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015John A. MulderDirectorSell6,000$16.61$99,660.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015Mark W. NewtonSVPSell38,184$16.63$634,999.92View SEC Filing  
10/28/2015Scott P. RyanGeneral CounselSell3,000$16.36$49,080.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2015Kevin C. NashCAOSell14,420$16.31$235,190.20View SEC Filing  
10/23/2015Gary F. GoodeDirectorSell12,000$16.19$194,280.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Steven R DowningCFOSell6,300$17.47$110,061.00View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015Joseph E Iv MatthewsVPSell15,140$18.11$274,185.40View SEC Filing  
3/31/2015Joseph E Iv MatthewsVPSell4,000$18.35$73,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2015John A MulderDirectorSell12,000$17.25$207,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2015Frederick A SotokDirectorSell21,000$17.28$362,880.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2015Mark W NewtonSVPSell34,204$17.36$593,781.44View SEC Filing  
11/4/2014Fred BauerCEOSell534,000$32.79$17,509,860.00View SEC Filing  
10/24/2014Joseph E Iv MatthewsVPSell1,070$31.72$33,940.40View SEC Filing  
10/23/2014Bruce A LosSVPSell22,530$31.11$700,908.30View SEC Filing  
10/23/2014James H WallaceDirectorSell12,000$31.07$372,840.00View SEC Filing  
9/30/2014Bruce A LosSVPSell9,382$26.92$252,563.44View SEC Filing  
9/29/2014Kevin C NashCAOSell1,800$27.36$49,248.00View SEC Filing  
9/29/2014Mark W NewtonSVPSell10,200$27.36$279,072.00View SEC Filing  
9/29/2014Steven R DowningCFOSell2,000$27.36$54,720.00View SEC Filing  
8/27/2014John A MulderDirectorSell4,256$29.57$125,849.92View SEC Filing  
7/29/2014Bruce A LosSVPSell8,848$29.11$257,565.28View SEC Filing  
7/28/2014Frederick A SotokDirectorSell6,000$29.02$174,120.00View SEC Filing  
6/25/2014Paul V FlynnVPSell1,163$29.10$33,843.30View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Bruce A LosSVPSell3,400$29.61$100,674.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2014Kevin NashCAOSell6,728$29.71$199,888.88View SEC Filing  
5/2/2014Steven DowningCFOSell1,750$29.68$51,940.00View SEC Filing  
4/30/2014Mark NewtonSVPSell34,674$28.68$994,450.32View SEC Filing  
2/11/2014John MulderDirectorSell12,000$31.43$377,160.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2014Frederick SotokDirectorSell5,500$30.58$168,190.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2013Bruce LosSVPSell4,130$30.15$124,519.50View SEC Filing  
11/26/2013Bruce LosSVPSell2,000$29.82$59,640.00View SEC Filing  
10/30/2013Gary F GoodeDirectorSell12,000$30.14$361,680.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Wallace Tsuha, Jr.DirectorSell12,000$22.77$273,240.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013Steven A DykmanVPSell10,986$22.24$244,328.64View SEC Filing  
6/28/2013Paul V FlynnVPSell2,600$23.00$59,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Steven A DykmanVPSell13,476$23.68$319,111.68View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Fred BauerCEOSell418,632$24.52$10,264,856.64View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Mark W NewtonSVPSell3,840$24.37$93,580.80View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Paul V FlynnVPSell2,325$24.56$57,102.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
Latest Headlines for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
DateHeadline logoGentex Co. (GNTX) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy - April 26 at 10:45 PM logoGentex (GNTX) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.17 - April 26 at 7:00 PM logoGentex Co. (GNTX) Insider Kevin C. Nash Sells 1,694 Shares - April 26 at 11:47 AM logoGentex Co. (GNTX) General Counsel Scott P. Ryan Sells 4,920 Shares - April 25 at 1:01 PM logoGentex Co. (GNTX) VP Sells $203,018.76 in Stock - April 25 at 1:00 PM logoGentex Co. (GNTX) to Post FY2017 Earnings of $1.34 Per Share, FBR & Co Forecasts - April 25 at 11:18 AM logoGentex’s Vehicle-Integrated Toll Module Now Compatible in Canada and Mexico - April 25 at 11:09 AM logoGentex Drives a Solid Quarter - April 24 at 5:14 PM logoGentex (GNTX) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds - April 23 at 2:08 PM logoEdited Transcript of GNTX earnings conference call or presentation 21-Apr-17 1:30pm GMT - April 21 at 10:32 PM logoGentex Co. (GNTX) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results - April 21 at 3:53 PM logoGentex Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - April 21 at 11:25 AM logoGentex tops Street 1Q forecasts - April 21 at 11:25 AM logoGentex Co. (GNTX) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - April 21 at 9:49 AM logoMore on Gentex's Q1 - April 21 at 8:29 AM logoGentex (GNTX) Given News Impact Score of 0.01 - April 20 at 9:47 PM logoGentex Co. (GNTX) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Friday - April 19 at 7:10 AM logoGentex (GNTX) Earning Positive News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 17 at 5:49 PM logoGentex (GNTX) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.37 - April 14 at 11:53 PM logoGentex Corp. : GNTX-US: Dividend Analysis : April 07th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 14, 2017 - April 14 at 5:35 PM logoGentex Co. (GNTX) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest - April 14 at 9:04 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Gentex Co. (GNTX) to Announce $0.31 EPS - April 10 at 8:30 PM logoGentex Recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner - April 10 at 8:49 AM logoETFs with exposure to Gentex Corp. : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 10:04 AM logoGentex Co. (GNTX) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - April 5 at 1:16 PM logoGentex Reports First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call - April 4 at 1:22 PM logoJohn A. Mulder Sells 10,000 Shares of Gentex Co. (GNTX) Stock - April 3 at 1:26 PM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Gentex Co. (GNTX) to Sell - March 30 at 10:07 PM logoGentex Co. (GNTX) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - March 27 at 1:32 PM logoGentex Co. (GNTX) Earns "Positive" Rating from BMO Capital Markets - March 24 at 11:23 AM logoGentex Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend - March 6 at 9:58 AM logoGENTEX CORP Financials - February 25 at 5:19 PM logoFirst Week of GNTX April 21st Options Trading - February 22 at 5:44 PM logoGENTEX CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - February 22 at 12:55 PM logoGentex Corp (GNTX) Misses Q4 EPS by 1c - January 28 at 5:37 PM logoQ4 2016 Gentex Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open - January 28 at 5:37 PM logoGentex Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2016 Financial Results - January 28 at 5:37 PM logo8:05 am Gentex misses by $0.01, misses on revs; guides FY17 revs in-line, issues light vehicle production guidance for FY17 & FY18 - January 28 at 5:37 PM logoGentex Reflects on a Light Quarter - January 27 at 9:42 PM logoGentex Corp. Q4 Income Climbs 0% - Nasdaq - January 27 at 7:25 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)

What is Gentex's stock symbol?

Gentex trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "GNTX."

How often does Gentex pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Gentex?

Gentex declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, March 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 7th will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share on Wednesday, April 19th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 5th.

When did Gentex's stock split? How did Gentex's stock split work?

Gentex shares split on Friday, January 2nd 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Friday, December 5th 2014. The newly created shares were distributed to shareholders after the closing bell on Wednesday, December 31st 2014. An investor that had 100 shares of Gentex stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How were Gentex's earnings last quarter?

Gentex Co. (NASDAQ:GNTX) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April, 21st. The company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.02. The firm earned $453.54 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $444.92 million. Gentex had a return on equity of 19.05% and a net margin of 20.70%. The firm's revenue was up 11.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.28 EPS.

When will Gentex make its next earnings announcement?

Gentex is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July, 20th 2017.

Where is Gentex's stock going? Where will Gentex's stock price be in 2017?

6 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Gentex's stock. Their predictions range from $21.00 to $25.00. On average, they anticipate Gentex's stock price to reach $23.13 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about Gentex stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Gentex stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Gentex Corporation is an international company that provides high-quality products to the worldwide automotive industry and North American fire protection market. The Company develops, manufactures and markets proprietary electro-optic products, including interior and exterior electrochromic, automatic-dimming Night Vision Safety automotive rearview mirrors that dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from trailing vehicle headlamps, and an extensive line of fire protection products for commercial applications. " (4/26/2017)
  • 2. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "Our confidence in listing GNTX shares near the top of our pecking order remains very high after spending two days on the road with management. Despite the shares being a top performer in our coverage group over the past 12 months and currently sporting a valuation premium to its peers, we believe the combination of further penetration of auto-dimming mirrors, content gains from embedded features and new product launches will allow revenue to well exceed global auto production over the next several years. Reiterate Outperform." (3/24/2017)
  • 3. FBR & Co analysts commented, "We recently attended CES 2017 and were introduced to several new products that we believe could present incremental growth opportunities for the company. Gentex showed several technologies at CES: a camera-based rear vision solution, a biometric driver authentication system, and a HomeLink product that provides cloud-based connectivity from car to home. We think that there are two key takeaways from these launches. (1) The company's steady transition toward more technology-driven revenue continues to be a key theme, and we think the biometric authentication system, in particular, demonstrates the team's innovative capabilities. (2) Perhaps more importantly, we believe that the camera rear-vision system validates our argument that even if exterior mirrors begin to change in their traditional sense, Gentex will still have a significant long-term growth opportunity given its interior-mirror and exterior-based content portfolio. Looking ahead, we think GNTX shares continue to be quite attractive, and we are raising our price target to $25, from $22, following positive takeaways from CES. We reiterate our Outperform rating, and we believe that given our expectation for a SAAR plateau in 2017, automotive investors should be looking at secular growth stories like Gentex." (1/13/2017)

Are investors shorting Gentex?

Gentex saw a decrease in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 17,855,786 shares, a decrease of 9.8% from the March 15th total of 19,792,754 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,826,916 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 9.8 days. Approximately 6.3% of the company's stock are short sold.

Who owns Gentex stock?

Gentex's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Riverbridge Partners LLC (1.68%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.06%), American Capital Management Inc. (0.82%), PGGM Investments (0.69%), Country Trust Bank (0.50%) and First Quadrant L P CA (0.46%). Company insiders that own Gentex stock include Fred Bauer, Frederick A Sotok, Gary F Goode, James H Wallace, John A Mulder, Joseph E Iv Matthews, Kevin C Nash, Mark W Newton, Scott P Ryan and Steven R Downing.

Who sold Gentex stock? Who is selling Gentex stock?

Gentex's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Riverbridge Partners LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, PGGM Investments, Tocqueville Asset Management L.P., First Quadrant L P CA, Kirr Marbach & Co. LLC IN, Coastline Trust Co and RK Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Gentex stock in the last year include Fred Bauer, Frederick A Sotok, Gary F Goode, James H Wallace, John A Mulder, Joseph E Iv Matthews, Kevin C Nash, Scott P Ryan and Steven R Downing.

Who bought Gentex stock? Who is buying Gentex stock?

Gentex's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LaFleur & Godfrey LLC, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc., First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Raymond James Trust N.A., Hollencrest Securities LLC, Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC and Russell Investments Group Ltd..

How do I buy Gentex stock?

Shares of Gentex can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Gentex stock cost?

One share of Gentex stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.65.

Gentex (GNTX) Chart for Saturday, April, 29, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/29/2017 by Staff