Workhorse Group (NASDAQ:WKHS) and NIO (NYSE:NIO) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Workhorse Group and NIO’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Workhorse Group||$10.85 million||4.19||-$41.21 million||($1.09)||-0.72|
NIO has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Workhorse Group.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Workhorse Group and NIO, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Workhorse Group presently has a consensus price target of $4.67, indicating a potential upside of 498.21%. NIO has a consensus price target of $8.47, indicating a potential upside of 28.48%. Given Workhorse Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Workhorse Group is more favorable than NIO.
This table compares Workhorse Group and NIO’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
8.8% of Workhorse Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.2% of NIO shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Workhorse Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of NIO shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
NIO beats Workhorse Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Workhorse Group Company Profile
Workhorse Group Inc. designs, manufactures, builds, sells, and leases battery-electric vehicles and aircraft in the United States. It operates through two divisions, Automotive and Aviation. The company also develops cloud-based and real-time telematics performance monitoring system that enables fleet operators to optimize energy and route efficiency. Its products include electric cargo vans, and medium and light-duty pickup trucks, as well as HorseFly delivery drones and truck systems. The company was formerly known as AMP Holding Inc. and changed its name to Workhorse Group Inc. in April 2015. Workhorse Group Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Loveland, Ohio.
NIO Company Profile
NIO Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles in the People’s Republic of China, the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The company is also involved in the manufacture of e-powertrain, battery packs, and components; and racing management, technology development, and sales and after sales management activities. In addition, it offers power solutions for battery charging needs; and other value-added services. The company was formerly known as NextEV Inc. and changed its name to NIO Inc. in July 2017. NIO Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.
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