Financial Comparison: QuantumScape (QS) and Its Competitors

QuantumScape (NYSE: QS) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare QuantumScape to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares QuantumScape and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
QuantumScape N/A -$1.10 billion -72.21
QuantumScape Competitors $688.62 million $10.63 million 0.84

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

Profitability

This table compares QuantumScape and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QuantumScape N/A N/A N/A
QuantumScape Competitors -7.32% -16.50% -4.07%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for QuantumScape and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QuantumScape 1 2 2 0 2.20
QuantumScape Competitors 59 478 692 11 2.53

QuantumScape presently has a consensus price target of $55.25, suggesting a potential upside of 96.20%. As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 3.96%. Given QuantumScape’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe QuantumScape is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

15.1% of QuantumScape shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.5% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.2% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

QuantumScape competitors beat QuantumScape on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About QuantumScape

QuantumScape Corporation, a development stage company, engages in the development and commercialization of solid-state lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles and other applications. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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