Analyzing Nikola (NASDAQ:NKLA) and Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULN)

Nikola (NASDAQ:NKLAGet Free Report) and Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULNGet Free Report) 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 earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Nikola has a beta of 2.11, indicating that its stock price is 111% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mullen Automotive has a beta of 1.83, indicating that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nikola N/A -113.18% -58.40%
Mullen Automotive N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nikola and Mullen Automotive’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nikola $35.84 million 13.27 -$966.28 million ($1.06) -0.33
Mullen Automotive $399,335.00 76.02 -$972.26 million N/A N/A

Nikola has higher revenue and earnings than Mullen Automotive.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

37.4% of Nikola shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.7% of Mullen Automotive shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Nikola shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Mullen Automotive shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Nikola and Mullen Automotive, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nikola 0 2 2 0 2.50
Mullen Automotive 0 0 0 0 N/A

Nikola presently has a consensus price target of $1.33, indicating a potential upside of 280.19%. Given Nikola’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Nikola is more favorable than Mullen Automotive.


Nikola beats Mullen Automotive on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nikola

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Nikola Corporation operates as a technology innovator and integrator that develops energy and transportation solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates in truck and energy units. It commercializes battery electric vehicles (BEV) and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) to the trucking sector. In addition, it develops a network of hydrogen fueling stations; and offers BEV charging solutions for its FCEV and BEV customers, as well as other third-party customers. Further, its products include Nikola Tre Class 8 truck and the Nikola's Class 8 FCEV. Additionally, the company assembles, integrates, and commissions its vehicles in collaboration with its business partners and suppliers. Nikola Corporation founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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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