Reviewing Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULN) & NIO (NYSE:NIO)

NIO (NYSE:NIOGet Free Report) and Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULNGet Free Report) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares NIO and Mullen Automotive’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NIO -38.09% -110.72% -21.32%
Mullen Automotive N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

48.6% of NIO shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.7% of Mullen Automotive shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of NIO shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Mullen Automotive shares are owned by 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.

Volatility and Risk

NIO has a beta of 1.92, suggesting that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mullen Automotive has a beta of 1.95, suggesting that its share price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for NIO and Mullen Automotive, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NIO 1 9 1 0 2.00
Mullen Automotive 0 0 0 0 N/A

NIO presently has a consensus target price of $8.43, suggesting a potential upside of 56.31%. Given NIO’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe NIO is more favorable than Mullen Automotive.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NIO and Mullen Automotive’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NIO $7.83 billion 1.18 -$2.94 billion ($1.75) -3.08
Mullen Automotive $370,000.00 120.27 -$972.26 million N/A N/A

Mullen Automotive has lower revenue, but higher earnings than NIO.

Summary

Mullen Automotive beats NIO on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NIO

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NIO Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles in the People's Republic of China. The company is also involved in the manufacture of e-powertrain, battery packs, and components; and racing management, technology development, and sales and after-sales management activities. In addition, it offers power solutions for battery charging needs; and other value-added services. The company was formerly known as NextEV Inc. and changed its name to NIO Inc. in July 2017. NIO Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

About Mullen Automotive

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Mullen Automotive, Inc., an electric vehicle company, manufactures, sells, and distributes electric vehicles. Its products include passenger electric vehicles and commercial vehicles; and provides solid-state polymer battery technology. The company is headquartered in Brea, California.

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