Workhorse Group (OTCMKTS: DDAIF) and Daimler (OTCMKTS:DDAIF) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Workhorse Group and Daimler’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Workhorse Group||$10.85 million||4.88||-$41.21 million||($1.09)||-0.86|
|Daimler||$185.63 billion||0.38||$10.53 billion||$11.12||5.90|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
8.0% of Workhorse Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Daimler shares are held by institutional investors. 9.4% of Workhorse Group shares are held by 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 Workhorse Group and Daimler’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Workhorse Group and Daimler, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Workhorse Group presently has a consensus target price of $4.67, indicating a potential upside of 396.45%. Given Workhorse Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Workhorse Group is more favorable than Daimler.
Risk and Volatility
Workhorse Group has a beta of -0.27, suggesting that its stock price is 127% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Daimler has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Daimler beats Workhorse Group on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Workhorse Group
Workhorse Group Inc. designs, manufactures, builds, sells, and leases battery-electric vehicles and aircraft in the United States. It operates through two divisions, Automotive and Aviation. The company also develops cloud-based and real-time telematics performance monitoring system that enables fleet operators to optimize energy and route efficiency. Its products include electric cargo vans, and medium and light-duty pickup trucks, as well as HorseFly delivery drones and truck systems. The company was formerly known as AMP Holding Inc. and changed its name to Workhorse Group Inc. in April 2015. Workhorse Group Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Loveland, Ohio.
Daimler AG, together its subsidiaries, develops and manufactures passenger cars, trucks, vans, and buses in Germany and internationally. It operates through Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services segments. The Mercedes-Benz Cars segment offers premium vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz brand, including the Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach brands; and small cars under the smart and Mercedes me brands, as well as electric mobility products under the EQ brand. The Daimler Trucks segment distributes its trucks under the Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Western Star, FUSO, and BharatBenz brands; and buses under the Thomas Built Buses and FUSO brands. The Mercedes-Benz Vans segment primarily sells vans under the MercedesBenz and Freightliner brands. The Daimler Buses segment sells completely built-up buses under the MercedesBenz and Setra brands, as well as produces and sells bus chassis. The Daimler Financial Services segment offers tailored financing and leasing packages for end-customers and dealers; and automotive insurance brokerage, banking, and fleet management services, as well as mobility services primarily under the moovel, mytaxi, and car2go brands. The company also sells vehicle related spare parts and accessories. Daimler AG was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
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