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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.0% of Workhorse Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.4% of Workhorse Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.7% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Workhorse Group has a beta of -0.48, meaning that its stock 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 stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets 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 527 1431 1746 114 2.38

Workhorse Group currently has a consensus price target of $4.67, indicating a potential upside of 288.89%. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 19.76%. Given Workhorse Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Workhorse Group is more favorable than its peers.

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% -53.50% -5.15%

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 -1.10
Workhorse Group Competitors $62.45 billion $3.07 billion 13.81

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.

Summary

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

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.

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