Niu Technologies (NASDAQ:NIU) and VOLKSWAGEN (OTCMKTS:VLKAY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.


VOLKSWAGEN pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Niu Technologies does not pay a dividend. VOLKSWAGEN pays out 13.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Niu Technologies and VOLKSWAGEN’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Niu Technologies $214.93 million 3.22 -$50.76 million N/A N/A
VOLKSWAGEN $260.74 billion 0.31 $11.63 billion $5.12 6.25

VOLKSWAGEN has higher revenue and earnings than Niu Technologies.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.0% of Niu Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of VOLKSWAGEN shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Niu Technologies and VOLKSWAGEN’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Niu Technologies N/A N/A N/A
VOLKSWAGEN 4.85% 12.49% 3.20%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Niu Technologies and VOLKSWAGEN, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Niu Technologies 0 0 3 0 3.00
VOLKSWAGEN 0 0 1 0 3.00

Niu Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $12.57, indicating a potential upside of 35.20%. Given Niu Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Niu Technologies is more favorable than VOLKSWAGEN.


VOLKSWAGEN beats Niu Technologies on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Niu Technologies

Niu Technologies designs, manufactures, and sells smart e-scooters in the People's Republic of China. It offers N, M, and U series e-scooters with various models or specifications under the NIU brand name. The company sells and services its products through city partner system, as well as through own online store and third-party e-commerce platforms. As of June 30, 2018, it operated through 205 city partners with 571 franchised stores in approximately 150 cities in the People's Republic of China, as well as 18 distributors in 23 countries internationally. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.


Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells automobiles primarily in Europe, North America, South America, and the Asia-Pacific. The company operates through four segments: Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Power Engineering, and Financial Services. The Passenger Cars segment develops vehicles and engines; and produces and sells passenger cars and related parts. The Commercial Vehicles segment develops, produces, and sells light commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses, as well as offers parts and related services. The Power Engineering segment develops and produces large-bore diesel engines, turbo compressors, industrial turbines, and chemical reactor systems, as well as produces gear units, propulsion components, and testing systems. The Financial Services segment offers dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance, fleet management, and mobility services. The company also offers motorcycles and turbomachinery; and operates HeyCar, an online used vehicles platform. It provides its products under the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, ?KODA, SEAT, Bentley, Porsche, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ducati, Scania, and MAN brands, as well as under the MOIA brand. Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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