Lithia Motors Stock Competitors

+2.77 (+0.91%)
(As of 01/14/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
440,250 shs
Average Volume
318,140 shs
Market Capitalization
$9.30 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield

Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) Vs. ORLY, AZO, KMX, AAP, PAG, AN, ABG, GPI, SAH, and MNRO

Should you be buying Lithia Motors stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Lithia Motors include O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), AutoZone (AZO), CarMax (KMX), Advance Auto Parts (AAP), Penske Automotive Group (PAG), AutoNation (AN), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Sonic Automotive (SAH), and Monro (MNRO). These companies are all part of the "automotive retail" industry.

Lithia Motors vs.

AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) and Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their media sentiment, profitability, community ranking, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

AutoZone has higher revenue and earnings than Lithia Motors. Lithia Motors is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AutoZone, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
AutoZone$14.63 billion2.87$2.17 billion$102.8219.78
Lithia Motors$13.12 billion0.71$470.30 million$33.699.11

AutoZone presently has a consensus target price of $2,070.59, suggesting a potential upside of 1.82%. Lithia Motors has a consensus target price of $428.00, suggesting a potential upside of 39.42%. Given Lithia Motors' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Lithia Motors is more favorable than AutoZone.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Lithia Motors
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

91.0% of AutoZone shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.4% of Lithia Motors shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of AutoZone shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of Lithia Motors shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

AutoZone has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lithia Motors has a beta of 1.67, indicating that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, AutoZone had 18 more articles in the media than Lithia Motors. MarketBeat recorded 19 mentions for AutoZone and 1 mentions for Lithia Motors. Lithia Motors' average media sentiment score of 1.06 beat AutoZone's score of 0.52 indicating that Lithia Motors is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
10 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Lithia Motors
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

AutoZone received 240 more outperform votes than Lithia Motors when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 72.43% of users gave Lithia Motors an outperform vote while only 68.85% of users gave AutoZone an outperform vote.

AutoZoneOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Lithia MotorsOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

AutoZone has a net margin of 15.08% compared to Lithia Motors' net margin of 4.67%. Lithia Motors' return on equity of 26.99% beat AutoZone's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AutoZone 15.08% -126.68% 15.94%
Lithia Motors 4.67% 26.99% 10.55%


AutoZone beats Lithia Motors on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding LAD and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) vs. Its Competitors

TypeLithia MotorsAutomotive dealers & gasoline service stations IndustryRetail SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$9.30B$5.47B$19.11B$15.59B
Dividend Yield0.46%1.51%190.77%3.18%
P/E Ratio9.1176.5424.3221.41
Price / Sales0.712.7932.2926.08
Price / Cash14.5412.2251.9121.67
Price / Book3.068.838.7012.18
Net Income$470.30M$180.79M$521.64M$426.31M
7 Day Performance1.91%-3.29%-1.51%0.52%
1 Month Performance7.24%-6.09%-2.91%2.38%
1 Year Performance-0.85%6.03%22.90%16.47%

Lithia Motors Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
O'Reilly Automotive
2.112 of 5 stars
+45.5%$45.74B$11.60B23.5277,827Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
Positive News
2.2364 of 5 stars
+62.9%$41.96B$14.63B19.78100,000Analyst Revision
2.2966 of 5 stars
Advance Auto Parts
2.4954 of 5 stars
+45.0%$14.94B$10.11B24.2568,000Analyst Revision
Penske Automotive Group
3.1198 of 5 stars
+62.1%$8.17B$20.44B7.7823,000News Coverage
Positive News
2.5048 of 5 stars
Asbury Automotive Group
2.5098 of 5 stars
Group 1 Automotive
3.1265 of 5 stars
Sonic Automotive
2.3048 of 5 stars
2.4498 of 5 stars
America's Car-Mart
2.3932 of 5 stars
This page was last updated on 1/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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