Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Dana Looks Pinned Under The Wall Of Worry

I was tentatively bullish on Dana (DAN) in late May of this year, but auto and commercial vehicle suppliers continue to weaken in the market, and the shares are down another 15% since then. Maybe I’m missing something big here, but I see Dana as a company with at least decent ongoing leverage to passenger vehicles, an improved position in electrification, and a solid global presence in commercial/off-road vehicles, particularly with the Oerlikon (OTCPK:OERLY) transaction. And yet, the Street continues to price this one as if there’s going to be serious long-term erosion in the business.

I freely admit that Dana doesn’t have the greatest operational track record with respect to margins, FCF generation, and/or ROIC, but the company has improved in recent years and is seemingly getting no credit for that. In a market where many auto and commercial vehicle suppliers appear to be trading below long-term fair values investors certainly have choices, but I continue to believe this name is worth a look.

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Dana Looks Pinned Under The Wall Of Worry

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