Head to Head Survey: Lightning eMotors (ZEV) versus Its Rivals

Lightning eMotors (NYSE:ZEVGet Rating) is one of 64 public companies in the “Motor vehicles & car bodies” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Lightning eMotors to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lightning eMotors -385.50% -332.46% -30.94%
Lightning eMotors Competitors -12,601.68% -7.58% -1.39%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

13.0% of Lightning eMotors shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.8% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.9% of Lightning eMotors shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lightning eMotors and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Lightning eMotors $20.99 million -$100.77 million -2.97
Lightning eMotors Competitors $44.91 billion $3.11 billion 78.14

Lightning eMotors’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Lightning eMotors. Lightning eMotors 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Lightning eMotors and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lightning eMotors 1 0 5 0 2.67
Lightning eMotors Competitors 1071 2631 3036 165 2.33

Lightning eMotors currently has a consensus target price of $10.88, indicating a potential upside of 177.42%. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 42.83%. Given Lightning eMotors’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Lightning eMotors is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Lightning eMotors has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lightning eMotors’ competitors have a beta of 1.56, meaning that their average stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Lightning eMotors competitors beat Lightning eMotors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Lightning eMotors (Get Rating)

Lightning eMotors, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells zero-emission commercial fleet vehicles and powertrains to commercial fleets, large enterprises, original equipment manufacturers, and governments in the United States. It offers zero-emission class 3 to 7 battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. The company's vehicles comprise cargo and passenger vehicles, school buses, ambulances, shuttle buses, work trucks, city buses, and motorcoaches. It also offers charging systems and charging infrastructure solutions for commercial medium duty vans and motorcoach fleets. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Loveland, Colorado.

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