Oshkosh (NASDAQ: KNDI) and Kandi Technologies Group (NASDAQ:KNDI) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Oshkosh has a beta of 1.51, indicating that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kandi Technologies Group has a beta of 3.25, indicating that its stock price is 225% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Oshkosh and Kandi Technologies Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oshkosh $6.83 billion 0.75 $285.60 million $4.25 16.48
Kandi Technologies Group $102.81 million 2.08 -$28.34 million N/A N/A

Oshkosh has higher revenue and earnings than Kandi Technologies Group.

Dividends

Oshkosh pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Kandi Technologies Group does not pay a dividend. Oshkosh pays out 22.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Oshkosh has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.7% of Oshkosh shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.4% of Kandi Technologies Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Oshkosh shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.8% of Kandi Technologies Group shares are owned 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.

Profitability

This table compares Oshkosh and Kandi Technologies Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oshkosh 5.44% 19.19% 8.76%
Kandi Technologies Group 13.00% 16.97% 8.90%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Oshkosh and Kandi Technologies Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oshkosh 0 6 9 0 2.60
Kandi Technologies Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Oshkosh currently has a consensus price target of $90.79, indicating a potential upside of 29.60%. Given Oshkosh’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Oshkosh is more favorable than Kandi Technologies Group.

Summary

Oshkosh beats Kandi Technologies Group on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oshkosh Company Profile

Oshkosh Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies worldwide. The company's Access Equipment segment provides aerial work platforms and telehandlers for use in various construction, industrial, institutional, and general maintenance applications. This segment also offers rental fleet loans and leases, and floor plan and retail financing through third-party funding arrangements; towing and recovery equipment; carriers and wreckers; equipment installation; and chassis and service parts sales. Its Defense segment provides severe-duty, and heavy-and medium-payload tactical trucks for the department of defense, such as hauling tanks, missile systems, ammunition, fuel, troops, and cargo for combat units and light-payload tactical vehicles. The company's Fire & Emergency segment offers custom and commercial fire apparatus; and emergency vehicles, such as pumpers, aerial platform, ladder and tiller trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, wild land rough terrain response vehicles, mobile command and control centers, bomb squad vehicles, hazardous materials control vehicles, and other emergency response vehicles. This segment also provides snow removal vehicles; broadcast and communication vehicles comprising electronic field production trailers, and satellite and electronic news gathering vehicles; and command trucks, and military simulator shelters and trailers. Its Commercial segment offers front-and rear-discharge concrete mixers, portable and stationary concrete batch plants and vehicle components, and refuse collection vehicles to concrete ready-mix and waste services industries. Oshkosh Corporation provides its products through direct sales representatives, dealers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as Oshkosh Truck Corporation and changed its name to Oshkosh Corporation in February 2008. Oshkosh Corporation was founded in 1917 and is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Kandi Technologies Group Company Profile

Kandi Technologies Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and commercializes electric vehicle (EV) parts and off-road vehicles in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It offers off-road vehicles, including go karts, all-terrain vehicles, utility vehicles, and other vehicles for sale to distributors or consumers; and EV parts comprising battery packs, EV drive motors, EV controllers, air conditioners, and other electric products. The company was formerly known as Kandi Technologies, Corp. and changed its name to Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. in December 2012. Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Jinhua, the People's Republic of China.

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