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How to buy Gentex Corporation (GNTX) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Gentex Corporation shares.
Gentex Corporation is an auto parts business based in the US. Gentex Corporation stocks (GNTX.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $34.1 – a decrease of 10.08% over the previous week. Gentex Corporation employs 5,303 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.8 billion.
How to buy shares in Gentex Corporation
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – GNTX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Gentex Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted Gentex Corporation shares?
- Gentex Corporation shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Gentex Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Gentex Corporation performance over time
- Is Gentex Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Gentex Corporation shares over-valued?
- Gentex Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Gentex Corporation shares?
- Does Gentex Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Gentex Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Gentex Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:GNTX)Use our graph to track the performance of GNTX stocks over time.
Gentex Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$32.04|
|52-week range||$30.19 - $37.77|
|50-day moving average||$35.43|
|200-day moving average||$34.20|
|Wall St. target price||$37.00|
|Dividend yield||$0.48 (1.35%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.73|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Gentex Corporation stock?
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Gentex Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-11)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-12-22)||-4.64%|
|3 months (2021-10-18)||N/A|
|6 months (2021-07-22)||0.56%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||-12.17%|
|2 years (2020-01-22)||5.74%|
|3 years (2019-01-22)||42.02%|
|5 years (2017-01-20)||52.50%|
Is Gentex Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Gentex Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Gentex Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Gentex Corporation's P/E ratio
Gentex Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Gentex Corporation shares trade at around 21x 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.
Gentex Corporation's PEG ratio
Gentex Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2571. 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 Gentex Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Gentex Corporation's EBITDA
Gentex Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $586.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Gentex Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Gentex Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||26.36%|
|Gross profit TTM||$605.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||14.08%|
|Return on equity TTM||22.2%|
|Market capitalisation||$8.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Gentex Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Gentex Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Gentex Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 24.54
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Gentex Corporation's overall score of 24.54 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 37th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Gentex Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Gentex Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.68/100
Gentex Corporation's environmental score of 4.68 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Gentex Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Gentex Corporation's social score
Social score: 7.99/100
Gentex Corporation's social score of 7.99 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Gentex Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Gentex Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 6.36/100
Gentex Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Gentex Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Gentex Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 27.91% of net profits
Recently Gentex Corporation has paid out, on average, around 27.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gentex Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gentex Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.
While Gentex Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Gentex Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Gentex Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 19 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Gentex Corporation's shares ever split?
Gentex Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 January 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Gentex Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gentex Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Gentex Corporation's share price.
Gentex Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Gentex Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.1899 up to $37.7719. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Gentex Corporation's is 0.9356. This would suggest that Gentex Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Gentex Corporation overview
Gentex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and supplies digital vision, connected car, dimmable glass, and fire protection products in the United States, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through Automotive Products and Other segments. The company offers automotive products, including interior and exterior electrochromic automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, and non-automatic-dimming rearview mirrors for automotive passenger cars, light trucks, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans for original equipment manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and various aftermarket and accessory customers. It also provides variable dimmable windows to aircraft manufacturers and airline operators. In addition, the company offers photoelectric smoke detectors and alarms, electrochemical carbon monoxide alarms and detectors, audible and visual signaling appliances, and bells and speakers used in fire detection systems in office buildings, hotels, and other commercial and residential establishments, as well as researches and develops nanofiber chemical sensing products. 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.
Gentex Corporation in the news
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