Yamaha Motor (OTCMKTS:YAMHF) and Arcimoto (NASDAQ:FUV) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yamaha Motor and Arcimoto’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yamaha Motor $14.90 billion 0.48 $930.76 million $2.66 7.73
Arcimoto $130,000.00 359.34 -$3.31 million ($0.24) -12.15

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Yamaha Motor and Arcimoto, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yamaha Motor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Arcimoto 0 0 1 0 3.00

Arcimoto has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 208.64%. Given Arcimoto’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Arcimoto is more favorable than Yamaha Motor.

Volatility and Risk

Yamaha Motor has a beta of 1.72, indicating that its stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arcimoto has a beta of 0.25, indicating that its stock price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Yamaha Motor and Arcimoto’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yamaha Motor N/A N/A N/A
Arcimoto N/A -44.17% -39.69%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.6% of Arcimoto shares are owned by institutional investors. 56.3% of Arcimoto shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Yamaha Motor beats Arcimoto on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yamaha Motor Company Profile

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and sells motorcycles, marine products, power products, and industrial machinery and robots, and other products in Japan, North America, Europe, other Asian countries, and internationally. It offers commuter vehicles; recreational vehicles comprising all-terrain vehicles, off-highway vehicles, and snowmobiles; and cruising, fishing, and wakeboard towing boats. The company also provides marine engines comprises outboard motors; personal watercrafts; electrically power assisted bicycles; automobile engines; unmanned helicopters; and golf and land cars. In addition, it offers power products, which include generators, multipurpose engines, and snow throwers; school pools; intelligent machinery, such as industrial robots and surface mounters; electric power units for wheelchairs, assist type electric power units, and lightweight electric wheelchairs; and parts and accessories. Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Iwata, Japan.

Arcimoto Company Profile

Arcimoto, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells three-wheeled electric vehicles. The company was formerly known as WTP Inc and changed its name to Arcimoto, Inc. in December 2011. Arcimoto, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Eugene, Oregon.

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