Workhorse Group (OTCMKTS: DDAIF) and Daimler (OTCMKTS:DDAIF) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Workhorse Group and Daimler, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Workhorse Group 0 0 3 0 3.00
Daimler 0 2 1 0 2.33

Workhorse Group currently has a consensus price target of $4.67, indicating a potential upside of 336.14%. Given Workhorse Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Workhorse Group is more favorable than Daimler.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

8.0% of Workhorse Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Daimler shares are held by institutional investors. 9.4% of Workhorse Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Workhorse Group and Daimler’s 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%
Daimler 5.68% 17.47% 4.37%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Workhorse Group and Daimler’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Workhorse Group $10.85 million 5.55 -$41.21 million ($1.09) -0.98
Daimler $185.63 billion 0.39 $10.53 billion $11.12 6.09

Daimler has higher revenue and earnings than Workhorse Group. Workhorse Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Daimler, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Workhorse Group has a beta of -0.48, indicating that its stock price is 148% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Daimler has a beta of 1.58, indicating that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Daimler beats Workhorse Group on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Daimler

Daimler AG, together its subsidiaries, develops and manufactures passenger cars, trucks, vans, and buses in Germany and internationally. It operates through Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services segments. The Mercedes-Benz Cars segment offers premium vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz brand, including the Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach brands; and small cars under the smart and Mercedes me brands, as well as electric mobility products under the EQ brand. The Daimler Trucks segment distributes its trucks under the Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Western Star, FUSO, and BharatBenz brands; and buses under the Thomas Built Buses and FUSO brands. The Mercedes-Benz Vans segment primarily sells vans under the MercedesBenz and Freightliner brands. The Daimler Buses segment sells completely built-up buses under the MercedesBenz and Setra brands, as well as produces and sells bus chassis. The Daimler Financial Services segment offers tailored financing and leasing packages for end-customers and dealers; and automotive insurance brokerage, banking, and fleet management services, as well as mobility services primarily under the moovel, mytaxi, and car2go brands. The company also sells vehicle related spare parts and accessories. Daimler AG was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

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