Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS) is one of 33 public companies in the “Motor vehicles & car bodies” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Workhorse Group to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Workhorse Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Workhorse Group -403.52% -1,564.64% -234.42%
Workhorse Group Competitors -12.99% -53.51% -5.15%

Volatility and Risk

Workhorse Group has a beta of -0.48, meaning that its share price is 148% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Workhorse Group’s peers have a beta of 0.98, meaning that their average share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.0% of Workhorse Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.4% of Workhorse Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.7% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Workhorse Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Workhorse Group $10.85 million -$41.21 million -1.02
Workhorse Group Competitors $62.45 billion $3.07 billion 14.18

Workhorse Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Workhorse Group. Workhorse Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Workhorse Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Workhorse Group 0 0 3 0 3.00
Workhorse Group Competitors 532 1441 1752 114 2.38

Workhorse Group currently has a consensus price target of $4.67, suggesting a potential upside of 320.42%. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 14.03%. Given Workhorse Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Workhorse Group is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Workhorse Group peers beat Workhorse Group on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Workhorse Group

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.

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