Head to Head Review: Proterra (NASDAQ:PTRA) Vs. Lucid Group (NASDAQ:LCID)

Defense World ·  Jan 23, 2023 14:51

Lucid Group (NASDAQ:LCID – Get Rating) and Proterra (NASDAQ:PTRA – Get Rating) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lucid Group and Proterra's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

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Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lucid Group $27.11 million 484.73 -$2.58 billion ($1.42) -5.51
Proterra $242.86 million 4.61 -$250.01 million ($1.69) -2.93

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

Volatility & Risk

Lucid Group has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Proterra has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Lucid Group and Proterra, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lucid Group 2 1 6 0 2.44
Proterra 1 2 3 0 2.33

Lucid Group presently has a consensus target price of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 155.75%. Proterra has a consensus target price of $7.21, suggesting a potential upside of 45.45%. Given Lucid Group's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Lucid Group is more favorable than Proterra.


This table compares Lucid Group and Proterra's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lucid Group -498.19% -39.15% -19.61%
Proterra -67.87% -32.62% -23.06%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.0% of Proterra shares are held by institutional investors. 62.5% of Lucid Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Proterra shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

About Lucid Group

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Lucid Group, Inc. a technology and automotive company, develops electric vehicle (EV) technologies. The company designs, engineers, and builds electric vehicles, EV powertrains, and battery systems. As of December 31, 2021, it operates twenty retail studios in the United States. Lucid Group, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Newark, California.

About Proterra

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Proterra Inc. provides commercial vehicles in the United States, the European Union, Canada, Australia, and Japan. It operates through Proterra Powered and Energy and Proterra Transit business units. The Proterra Powered and Energy business unit designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and integrates battery systems and electrification solutions into vehicles for commercial vehicle OEM customers serving delivery trucks, school buses, coach buses, construction and mining equipment, and other applications. It also provides 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. The 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. Proterra Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Burlingame, California.

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