Analyzing Innoviz Technologies (NASDAQ:INVZ) & Dana (NYSE:DAN)

Innoviz Technologies (NASDAQ:INVZGet Rating) and Dana (NYSE:DANGet Rating) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

51.7% of Innoviz Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.1% of Dana shares are held by institutional investors. 11.2% of Innoviz Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Dana shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Innoviz Technologies and Dana’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Innoviz Technologies -2,105.41% -54.20% -43.19%
Dana -2.24% 3.92% 0.87%

Volatility & Risk

Innoviz Technologies has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dana has a beta of 2.37, meaning that its share price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Innoviz Technologies and Dana’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Innoviz Technologies $6.03 million 65.67 -$126.87 million ($0.94) -3.09
Dana $10.32 billion 0.19 -$242.00 million ($1.61) -8.50

Innoviz Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Dana. Dana is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Innoviz Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Innoviz Technologies and Dana, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Innoviz Technologies 0 1 3 0 2.75
Dana 0 4 0 0 2.00

Innoviz Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $8.63, suggesting a potential upside of 196.90%. Dana has a consensus target price of $15.75, suggesting a potential upside of 15.05%. Given Innoviz Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Innoviz Technologies is more favorable than Dana.


Innoviz Technologies beats Dana on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Innoviz Technologies

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Innoviz Technologies Ltd. designs and manufactures solid-state LiDAR sensors and develops perception software that enables the mass production of autonomous vehicles. The company manufactures InnovizOne, a solid-state LiDAR sensor designed for automakers and robotaxi, shuttle, trucking, and delivery companies requiring an automotive-grade and mass-producible solution to achieve autonomy. Its automotive-grade sensor is integrable into Level 3 through 5 autonomous vehicles for the safety of passengers and pedestrians. The company also provides InnovizTwo, an automotive-grade LiDAR sensor that offers a solution for all levels of autonomous driving, as well as an option to integrate the perception application in the LiDAR sensor; Innoviz360, a 360-degree LiDAR for automotive and non-automotive applications; and perception application, a software application that turns the InnovizOne LiDAR's raw point cloud data into perception outputs to provide scene perception and deliver an automotive-grade ASIL B(D) solution. It operates in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and North America. Innoviz Technologies Ltd. was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Rosh HaAyin, Israel.

About Dana

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Dana, Inc. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of technology drive and motion products, sealing solutions, thermal-management technologies, and fluid-power products. It operates through the following segments: Light Vehicle, Commercial Vehicle, Off-Highway, and Power Technologies. The Light Vehicle segment includes drivetrain systems and components for passenger cars, crossovers, sport utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks. The Commercial Vehicle segment consists of drivetrain and tire-pressure management systems, as well as genuine service parts for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The Off-Highway segment offers drivetrain systems and individual product solutions under the Spicer brand, and motion systems for associated machine working functions and stationary industrial equipment under the Brevini brand. The Power Technologies segment consists of sealing solutions and thermal management technologies for reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The company was founded by Clarence W. Spicer on April 1, 1904 and is headquartered in Maumee, OH.

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