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Critical Contrast: Vicinity Motor (NASDAQ:VEV) & Fisker (NYSE:FSR)

Defense World ·  12/19/2022 14:41

Vicinity Motor (NASDAQ:VEV – Get Rating) and Fisker (NYSE:FSR – Get Rating) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Vicinity Motor and Fisker's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

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Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vicinity Motor $41.71 million 0.85 -$7.32 million ($0.51) -1.58
Fisker $110,000.00 19,508.55 -$471.34 million ($1.73) -3.98

Vicinity Motor has higher revenue and earnings than Fisker. Fisker is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vicinity Motor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.4% of Vicinity Motor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.0% of Fisker shares are held by institutional investors. 45.8% of Fisker shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Vicinity Motor and Fisker, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vicinity Motor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fisker 0 7 6 0 2.46

Fisker has a consensus target price of $14.92, indicating a potential upside of 116.91%. Given Fisker's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fisker is more favorable than Vicinity Motor.


This table compares Vicinity Motor and Fisker's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vicinity Motor -100.71% -49.26% -30.09%
Fisker -669,901.25% -75.88% -34.64%

Risk & Volatility

Vicinity Motor has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fisker has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Vicinity Motor beats Fisker on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Vicinity Motor

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Vicinity Motor Corp. designs, builds, and distributes a suite of transit buses for public and commercial use under the Vicinity brand in the United States and Canada. It offers electric, CNG, and clean diesel buses, as well as electric trucks and spare parts. The company was formerly known as Grande West Transportation Group Inc. and changed its name to Vicinity Motor Corp. in March 2021. Vicinity Motor Corp. founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Aldergrove, Canada.

About Fisker

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Fisker Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, leases, or sale of electric vehicles. The company is also involved in asset-light automotive business. It operates through The White Space, The Value Segment, and The Conservative Premium segments. In addition, the company offers fisker flexible platform agnostic design ,a process that develops and designs electric vehicles in specific segment size. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California.

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