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Present Valuation: Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX)


Gentex Corporation is part of the consumer cyclical sector and trades as part of the autos industry. The company CEO is Steve Downing. Gentex Corp 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.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The GNTX stock showed a previous change of 3.09% with an open at 22.56 and a close of 23.02. It reached an intraday high of 23.04 and a low of 22.56.

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The stock has a market cap of $5.9b with 255.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 254.7m shares. Trading volume reached 1,745,473 shares compared to its average volume of 1,499,970 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Gentex Corporation shares returned 6.08% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 4.16%. Over three months, it changed 14.98%. In one year it has changed -3.47% and within that year its 52-week high was 25.41 and its 52-week low was 17.80. GNTX stock is 29.33% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 21.39 and a 50 day moving average of 21.95. Currently GNTX stock is trading 7.60% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.62 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 14.21. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.39. The TTM EPS is 1.63, which comes to a TTM PE of 14.12. Historically, the PE high was 24.60 and the PE low was 11.90. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 19.40, which is a decrease of -15.72%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/24/2019): 0.40
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 01/30/2019): 0.41
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/19/2018): 0.42
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/20/2018): 0.40
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/20/2018): 0.40

The dividend per share is currently 0.46, which is a dividend yield of 2.00%. Also, the payout ratio is 28.22%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 23.39, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 1.57%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.17.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 23.60%, return on assets is 20.75%, profit margin is 23.65%, price-to-sales is 3.11 and price-to-book is 3.07.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 4  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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