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How to buy Standard Motor Products stock

Learn how to easily invest in Standard Motor Products stock.

Standard Motor Products Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. Standard Motor Products shares (SMP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Standard Motor Products employs 5,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.4 billion.

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Standard Motor Products stock price (NYSE: SMP)

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Standard Motor Products shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-25.
Latest market close$32.50
52-week range$32.13 - $54.01
50-day moving average $39.59
200-day moving average $43.73
Wall St. target price$54.33
PE ratio 8.067
Dividend yield $1.06 (3.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.03

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Standard Motor Products price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.5 from 2022-09-30

1 week (2022-09-23) -0.03%
1 month (2022-09-01) -12.59%
3 months (2022-07-01) -28.99%
6 months (2022-03-30) -26.07%
1 year (2021-09-30) -25.65%
2 years (2020-10-01) -29.27%
3 years (2019-10-01) 48.14
5 years (2017-09-29) 48.25

Is Standard Motor Products stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Standard Motor Products stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Standard Motor Products's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Standard Motor Products's P/E ratio

Standard Motor Products's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Standard Motor Products shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Standard Motor Products's PEG ratio

Standard Motor Products's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.34. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Standard Motor Products's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Standard Motor Products's EBITDA

Standard Motor Products's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $151.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Standard Motor Products's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Standard Motor Products financials

Revenue TTM $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.1%
Gross profit TTM $376.9 million
Return on assets TTM 6.25%
Return on equity TTM 15.02%
Profit margin 5.97%
Book value $28.01
Market capitalisation $696 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Standard Motor Products share dividends

26%

Dividend payout ratio: 26.04% of net profits

Recently Standard Motor Products has paid out, on average, around 26.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.32% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Standard Motor Products shareholders could enjoy a 3.32% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Standard Motor Products's case, that would currently equate to about $1.06 per share.

While Standard Motor Products's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Standard Motor Products may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Standard Motor Products's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Standard Motor Products's shares ever split?

Standard Motor Products's shares were split on a 5:2 basis on 2 December 1983. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Standard Motor Products shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 60% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Standard Motor Products shares which in turn could have impacted Standard Motor Products's share price.

Standard Motor Products share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Standard Motor Products's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.13 up to $54.0135. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Standard Motor Products's is 0.4071. This would suggest that Standard Motor Products's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Standard Motor Products overview

Standard Motor Products, Inc. manufactures and distributes replacement parts that are used in the maintenance, repair, and service of vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry with a complementary focus on specialized original equipment parts for manufacturers across agriculture, heavy duty, and construction equipment industries. The company's Engine Management segment provides electronic ignition control modules, camshaft and crankshaft position sensors, ignition wires and coils, switches and relays, exhaust gas recirculation valves, pressure and temperature sensors, variable valve timing components, mass airflow and fuel pressure sensors, electronic throttle bodies, and diesel injectors and pumps; and anti-lock brake, vehicle speed, tire pressure monitoring, and park assist sensors. This segment offers its products under the Standard, Blue Streak, BWD, Intermotor, OEM, SMP Blue Streak Canada, GP Sorensen, Locksmart, Standard Motorcycle, and Blue Streak Race Wires brands. Its Temperature Control segment provides components for the temperature control systems, engine cooling systems, power window accessories, and windshield washer systems of motor vehicles under the Four Seasons, ACI, Hayden, Factory Air, and Maxair brands. Its products include air conditioning compressors and repair kits, clutch assemblies, blower and radiator fan motors, filter dryers, evaporators, accumulators, actuators, hose assemblies, thermal expansion devices, heater valves, heater cores, A/C service tools and chemicals, fan assemblies, fan clutches, oil coolers, window lift motors, window regulators and assemblies, and windshield washer pumps. The company serves primarily automotive aftermarket retailers, warehouse distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and original equipment service part operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico, and other Latin American countries.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Standard Motor Products is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.398% of Standard Motor Products shares are held by insiders and 79.926% by institutions.
How many people work for Standard Motor Products?
Latest data suggests 5,000 work at Standard Motor Products.
When does the fiscal year end for Standard Motor Products?
Standard Motor Products's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Standard Motor Products based?
Standard Motor Products's address is: 37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, NY, United States, 11101
What is Standard Motor Products's ISIN number?
Standard Motor Products's international securities identification number is: US8536661056
What is Standard Motor Products's CUSIP number?
Standard Motor Products's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 853666105

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