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Everything You Need To Know About The US Automobile Sector

Learn all about the US automotive sector right from the big players in the industry to popular auto stocks and how you can invest in US auto stocks from India.

Priya Bansal

The US automotive industry is home to iconic car manufacturers like Ford, General Motors, Tesla, Chrysler, GMC, and more. Moreover, the US is a mammoth exporter and importer of auto parts and automobiles. 

After a bumpy 2020, the industry will be aiming for more stability in 2021. The Dow Jones U.S. Auto Manufacturers Index stands at 788.41 compared to 207.98 at the same time last year. 

In this blog, we’ll tell you all about the automotive industry in the US right from what it is to how you can invest in US auto stocks from India using Cube Wealth.  

Important: This blog is meant to educate readers and the information furnished here is not to be construed as investment advice from Cube Wealth. Please consult a wealth coach or financial advisor before investing in any asset.  Before adopting any investment strategy, it's advisable to download the Cube Wealth app and consult a Cube Wealth Coach who can provide guidance based on your risk tolerance.

What Qualifies As An Automobile Company In The US?

An automobile company or organization manufactures automobiles, auto parts, or both. Broadly speaking, the US auto industry can be divided into 3 distinct segments:

  • Automakers: Companies like Ford, Tesla, and GMC that manufacture cars, electric vehicles, trucks, and SUVs
  • Auto Parts Manufacturers: Companies Goodyear, Dana Inc., etc. that manufacture axle parts, tires, seatbelts, rims, etc. for automobiles  
  • Auto Dealerships: Companies that sell cars from one or more car manufacturers (middle-men)

Read this blog to know more about investing in Tesla stock from India

US Automotive Sector Facts At A Glance

1. General Motors has the largest market share in the US automobile industry at approximately 17%.

2. Tesla Inc. has the largest market capitalization of any auto company in the world at $573.94 Billion. 

3. Toyota has the largest revenue of any car manufacturer in the world at $275.356 Billion. 

4. The retail revenue of US auto vehicles and parts is approximately $1,252 Billion (for 2020). 

5. Stocks of publicly traded automobile companies are called ‘auto stocks’. 

Top 10 Popular US Automotive Companies

1. Tesla inc.

  • Ticker: TSLA
  • Market Cap: $573.94 B
  • Beta: 2.06
  • Share Price: $597.95

2. Toyota Motor Corporation

  • Ticker: TM
  • Market Cap: $206.38 B
  • Beta: 0.69
  • Share Price: $148.52

3. General Motors Co.

  • Ticker: GM
  • Market Cap: $77.44 B
  • Beta: 1.36
  • Share Price: $53.75

4. NIO Limited

  • Ticker: NIO
  • Market Cap: $59.41 B
  • Beta: 2.73
  • Share Price: $38.11

5. Ford Motor Company

  • Ticker: F
  • Market Cap: $48.81 B
  • Beta: 1.21
  • Share Price: $12.27

6. Dana inc.

  • Ticker: DAN
  • Market Cap: $3.52 B
  • Beta: 2.64
  • Share Price: $24.33

7. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

  • Ticker: GT
  • Market Cap: $4.26 B
  • Beta: 2.26
  • Share Price: $18.26

8. Visteon Corporation

  • Ticker: VC
  • Market Cap: $3.41 B
  • Beta: 2.11
  • Share Price: $122.16

9. Lear Corporation

  • Ticker: LEA
  • Market Cap: $10.624 B
  • Beta: 1.61
  • Share Price: $176.72

10. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.

  • Ticker: AXL
  • Market Cap: $1.164 B
  • Beta: 2.62
  • Share Price: $10.27

Past Performance Of US Automotive Sector

Sales Of Major Auto Manufacturers (December 2020)

Dow Jones U.S. Auto Manufacturers Index

Note: All facts & figures mentioned in the tables above have been collated from publicly available sources.

How To Invest In US Automobile Companies From India?

The Cube Wealth app offers the best US stocks investment experience in India. You can conveniently invest in US auto stocks of companies like Tesla, General Motors, Ford, etc. on Cube Wealth for as low as $1.

The paperless KYC process is super simple and Cube even helps you create a US brokerage account in association with DriveWealth, Cube's brokerage partner. 

Moreover, the Cube Wealth app is easy to use and shows your portfolio in one convenient view. Cube helps you get world class buying and selling advice from RIA Rick Holbrook. All you have to do is:

  • Download Cube Wealth
  • Complete the KYC process
  • Finish the LRS formalities 
  • Transfer money to your US brokerage account
  • Get buying and selling advice from RIA, Rick Holbrook
  • Invest for as little as $1

Cube's partner, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Rick Holbrook, has 40+ years of experience in the US markets and currently manages ~$130 million for HNIs. You may also consult a Cube Wealth Coach before investing in any such vehicle. 

Watch this video to know how US stock advice works on Cube Wealth

Important Note: All facts & figures mentioned in the tables above have been collated from publicly available sources. The companies mentioned in the tables are listed in no particular order and are a reflection of US' most popular service sector brands at the moment. Cube Wealth does not recommend purchasing stocks based on popularity alone and suggest you consult a Wealth Coach before putting your hard-earned money into any asset.

Priya Bansal

Curious about personal finance and all things money. Can either find me reading a book or dancing to a tune.

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