Head-To-Head Comparison: Wacker Neuson (OTCMKTS:WKRCF) vs. Proterra (NASDAQ:PTRA)

Wacker Neuson (OTCMKTS:WKRCFGet Free Report) and Proterra (NASDAQ:PTRAGet Free Report) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.2% of Wacker Neuson shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.0% of Proterra shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of Proterra shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Wacker Neuson and Proterra’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wacker Neuson N/A N/A N/A
Proterra -123.30% -65.70% -31.92%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Wacker Neuson and Proterra, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wacker Neuson 0 0 0 0 N/A
Proterra 0 1 1 0 2.50

Proterra has a consensus target price of $4.10, suggesting a potential upside of 6,019.40%. Given Proterra’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Proterra is more favorable than Wacker Neuson.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Wacker Neuson and Proterra’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wacker Neuson N/A N/A N/A $1.26 18.85
Proterra $309.36 million 0.05 -$237.95 million ($2.17) -0.03

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

About Wacker Neuson

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Wacker Neuson SE manufactures and distributes light and compact equipment under the Wacker Neuson, Kramer, Weidemann, and Enar brand names in Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Light Equipment, Compact Equipment, and Services. The company offers internal and external vibrators for concrete compaction; rammers, vibratory plates, and rollers for soil compaction; demolition products; light towers; generators; pumps; and heaters. In addition, it offers compact equipment, including excavators, wheel loaders, telescopic wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, telehandlers, wheel and track dumpers, and backhoe loaders. The company also provides repair, maintenance, and spare parts; and used equipment, as well as rental, leasing, financing, training, telematics, and e-business services. It serves construction, gardening and landscaping, rental, recycling, railroad, and industrial companies, as well as agricultural businesses and municipalities. The company was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

About Proterra

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Proterra Inc. provides commercial vehicles in the United States, the European Union, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and Türkiye. The company's Proterra Powered & Energy business unit offers battery systems and electrification solutions for commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers serving delivery trucks, school buses, coach buses, construction and mining equipment, and other applications; and turnkey fleet-scale, high-power charging solutions and software services, ranging from fleet and energy management software-as-a-service to fleet planning, hardware, infrastructure, installation, utility engagement, and charging optimization. Its Proterra Transit business unit designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric transit buses as an OEM for North American public transit agencies, airports, universities, and other commercial transit fleets. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Burlingame, California. On August 07, 2023, Proterra Inc., along with its affiliate, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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