About Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX)
Gentex Corporation provides automatic-dimming and non-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 worldwide. It designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automotive products, including interior and exterior electrochromic automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, and interior and exterior non-automatic-dimming rearview mirrors with electronic features for automotive passenger cars, light trucks, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans for original equipment manufacturers, tier one automotive mirror manufacturers, and various aftermarket and accessory customers. The company also provides photoelectric smoke detectors and alarms, audible and visual signaling alarms, electrochemical carbon monoxide detectors and alarms, and bells and speakers for use in fire detection systems in office buildings, hotels, and other commercial and residential establishments. Gentex Corporation 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. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Motor vehicle parts & accessories
Sub-IndustryAuto Parts & Equipment
Trailing P/E Ratio19.70
Forward P/E Ratio14.92
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.79 billion
Price / Sales3.85
Cash Flow$1.6527 per share
Price / Cash15.26
Book Value$7.22 per share
Price / Book3.49
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.28
Net Income$406.79 million
Return on Equity19.05%
Return on Assets16.41%
Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) Frequently Asked Questions
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 Thursday, May 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.11 per share on Wednesday, July 18th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 5th. View Gentex's Dividend History.
When did Gentex's stock split? How did Gentex's stock split work?
Gentex shares split before market open 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 market closes 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 will Gentex's stock buyback program work?
Gentex declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Saturday, March 10th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback 20,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Gentex's earnings last quarter?
Gentex Co. (NASDAQ:GNTX) released its earnings results on Friday, April, 20th. The auto parts company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.40. The auto parts company earned $465.42 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $478.06 million. Gentex had a net margin of 23.27% and a return on equity of 19.05%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.33 EPS. View Gentex's Earnings History.
When is Gentex's next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for GNTX?
9 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Gentex's stock. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $29.00. On average, they anticipate Gentex's stock price to reach $25.6667 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Gentex.
Are investors shorting Gentex?
Gentex saw a increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 13,047,402 shares, an increase of 14.5% from the April 30th total of 11,395,409 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,692,937 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.7 days. Currently, 4.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
Who are some of Gentex's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Gentex include Aptiv (APTV), Magna International (MGA), VALEO/S (VLEEY), Autoliv (ALV), Lear (LEA), Icahn Enterprises LP Common Stock (IEP), ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR (ISUZY), BorgWarner (BWA), Allison Transmission (ALSN), Delphi Technologies (DLPH), Adient (ADNT), Dongfeng Motor Group Co. Ltd ADR Class H (DNFGY), Dana (DAN), Cooper Standard (CPS) and Tenneco (TEN).
Who are Gentex's key executives?
Gentex's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Steven R. Downing, Pres & CEO (Age 40)
- Mr. Fred T. Bauer, Founder, Chairman Emeritus & Advisor (Age 75)
- Mr. Kevin C. Nash, VP of Fin., CFO, Treasurer & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 43)
- Mr. Scott Ryan, Assistant Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 37)
- Mr. Joseph E. Matthews IV, VP of Purchasing (Age 49)
Has Gentex been receiving favorable news coverage?
News articles about GNTX stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gentex earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.05 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.
Who are Gentex's major shareholders?
Gentex's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.78%), Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. (4.06%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (2.35%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.96%), Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN (1.55%) and Millennium Management LLC (1.24%). 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, Scott P Ryan and Steven R Downing. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Gentex.
Which institutional investors are selling Gentex stock?
GNTX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Bahl & Gaynor Inc., Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN, Pegasus Partners Ltd. and Sei Investments Co.. Company insiders that have sold Gentex company stock in the last year include Fred Bauer, Frederick A Sotok, James H Wallace, Joseph E Iv Matthews, Kevin C Nash, Scott P Ryan and Steven R Downing. View Insider Buying and Selling for Gentex.
Which institutional investors are buying Gentex stock?
GNTX stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, WBI Investments Inc., Origin Asset Management LLP, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Eaton Vance Management, American Century Companies Inc., Robecosam AG and First Pacific Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Gentex.
How do I buy shares of Gentex?
Shares of GNTX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Gentex's stock price today?
One share of GNTX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.22.
How big of a company is Gentex?
Gentex has a market capitalization of $6.91 billion and generates $1.79 billion in revenue each year. The auto parts company earns $406.79 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.28 on an earnings per share basis. Gentex employs 5,481 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Gentex?
Gentex's mailing address is 600 NORTH CENTENNIAL STREET, ZEELAND MI, 49464. The auto parts company can be reached via phone at 616-772-1800 or via email at [email protected]
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