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Gentex Corp GNTX Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jan 27, 2023, 4:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 28.38
  • Sector Consumer Cyclical
  • Industry Auto Parts
  • Investment Style Mid Blend
  • Day Range 28.01  –  29.38
  • Year Range 23.28  –  32.07
  • Market Cap 6.6574 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 2.5 Mil /  1.1 Mil
  • Price / Sales 3.47
  • Price / Book 3.22
  • Forward Div Yield 1.69%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.69%

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Gentex's Fourth Quarter Sees Continued Gross Margin Pressure but Improvement Likely in 2023

David Whiston Sector Strategist

Analyst Note

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Gentex’s fourth-quarter 2022 saw the auto-dimming mirror maker continue to fight rising material, labor, and freight costs, plus last minute customer production changes due to the chip shortage. Fourth-quarter EPS of $0.37 increased by 5.7% year over year but still missed the Refinitiv consensus of $0.38. Revenue rose nearly 18% on a soft comparable due to the chip shortage’s impact in 2021 but still missed consensus, sending the stock down over 2% during Jan. 27 trading. Management gave detailed 2023 guidance, and capital expenditures for 2023 and 2024 will be higher than we were modeling due to some delayed 2021 and 2022 spending, but we see no reason to change our thesis or fair value estimate. We will revisit all modeling assumptions after the 10-K is filed.

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Business Description

Gentex was founded in 1974 to produce smoke-detection equipment. The company sold its first glare-control interior mirror in 1982 and its first model using electrochromic technology in 1987. Automotive revenue is about 98% of total revenue, and the company is constantly developing new applications for the technology to remain on top. Sales in 2021 totaled about $1.7 billion with 41.8 million mirrors shipped. The unit mix breaks out as 65% interior and 35% exterior, versus about 32% exterior in 2020. The company is based in Zeeland, Michigan.

600 North Centennial Street
Zeeland, MI, 49464
Industry Auto Parts
Employees 4,998

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FAQs for Gentex Corp Stock

Yes. GNTX has a forward dividend yield of 1.69%. See GNTX’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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GNTX’s market cap is 6.66 Bil.
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GNTX’s stock style is Mid Core.
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GNTX’s price/sales is 3.47.
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GNTX’s price/forward earnings is 14.93.
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GNTX’s price/book is 3.22.
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GNTX’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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