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Lithia Motors (LAD) Competitors

+2.17 (+0.85%)
(As of 05/24/2024 07:00 PM ET)


Should you be buying Lithia Motors stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Lithia Motors include Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Penske Automotive Group (PAG), Sonic Automotive (SAH), Rush Enterprises (RUSHA), Rush Enterprises (RUSHB), Casey's General Stores (CASY), Carvana (CVNA), MINISO Group (MNSO), and Five Below (FIVE). These companies are all part of the "retail/wholesale" sector.

Lithia Motors vs.

Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG) and Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) are both mid-cap consumer cyclical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, community ranking, dividends, media sentiment, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Lithia Motors received 156 more outperform votes than Asbury Automotive Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 67.13% of users gave Lithia Motors an outperform vote while only 53.64% of users gave Asbury Automotive Group an outperform vote.

Asbury Automotive GroupOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Lithia MotorsOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Asbury Automotive Group presently has a consensus price target of $231.25, suggesting a potential downside of 0.02%. Lithia Motors has a consensus price target of $318.55, suggesting a potential upside of 24.27%. Given Asbury Automotive Group's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Lithia Motors is more favorable than Asbury Automotive Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Asbury Automotive Group
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Lithia Motors
1 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Asbury Automotive Group has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lithia Motors has a beta of 1.59, indicating that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Asbury Automotive Group has a net margin of 3.68% compared to Asbury Automotive Group's net margin of 2.87%. Lithia Motors' return on equity of 20.12% beat Asbury Automotive Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Asbury Automotive Group3.68% 20.12% 7.07%
Lithia Motors 2.87%15.62%4.90%

In the previous week, Lithia Motors had 5 more articles in the media than Asbury Automotive Group. MarketBeat recorded 8 mentions for Lithia Motors and 3 mentions for Asbury Automotive Group. Lithia Motors' average media sentiment score of 1.72 beat Asbury Automotive Group's score of 0.94 indicating that Asbury Automotive Group is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Asbury Automotive Group
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive
Lithia Motors
5 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Asbury Automotive Group$15.42B0.30$602.50M$27.448.43
Lithia Motors$31.04B0.23$1.00B$33.877.57


Lithia Motors beats Asbury Automotive Group on 10 of the 16 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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LAD vs. The Competition

MetricLithia MotorsAutomotive dealers & gasoline service stations IndustryRetail SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$7.03B$6.83B$22.81B$17.80B
Dividend Yield0.83%1.56%176.92%3.53%
P/E Ratio7.5712.4427.5125.71
Price / Sales0.231.036.7111.56
Price / Cash5.4820.0916.9515.70
Price / Book1.
Net Income$1.00B$297.27M$754.34M$972.52M
7 Day Performance-3.98%-4.22%0.70%-1.58%
1 Month Performance-2.43%0.07%6.52%4.59%
1 Year Performance5.94%48.50%10.95%23.69%

Lithia Motors Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Asbury Automotive Group
0.9704 of 5 stars
+8.8%$4.84B$14.80B8.7515,000Positive News
Group 1 Automotive
2.4803 of 5 stars
+36.4%$4.22B$17.87B7.3716,011Positive News
Penske Automotive Group
3.0281 of 5 stars
+7.8%$10.36B$29.53B10.7744,000Positive News
Sonic Automotive
3.2598 of 5 stars
+35.4%$1.94B$14.37B11.7510,500Positive News
Rush Enterprises
4.6576 of 5 stars
+24.6%$3.53B$7.93B11.357,860Positive News
Rush Enterprises
2.6844 of 5 stars
N/A+74.2%$3.27B$7.93B10.528,390Positive News
Casey's General Stores
4.2415 of 5 stars
+49.0%$12.44B$14.59B26.7220,292Upcoming Earnings
2.9196 of 5 stars
4.7263 of 5 stars
+49.6%$7.23B$1.58B21.603,696Positive News
Five Below
4.8792 of 5 stars

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This page (NYSE:LAD) was last updated on 5/28/2024 by Staff

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