Niu Technologies (NASDAQ:NIU) and Hyundai Motor (OTCMKTS:HYMLF) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Niu Technologies and Hyundai Motor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Niu Technologies 0 0 3 0 3.00
Hyundai Motor 0 0 0 0 N/A

Niu Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $12.57, indicating a potential upside of 37.71%. Given Niu Technologies’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Niu Technologies is more favorable than Hyundai Motor.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Niu Technologies and Hyundai Motor’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Niu Technologies $214.93 million 3.16 -$50.76 million N/A N/A
Hyundai Motor $87.89 billion 0.22 $3.68 billion N/A N/A

Hyundai Motor has higher revenue and earnings than Niu Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Niu Technologies and Hyundai Motor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Niu Technologies 1.61% 8.49% 2.40%
Hyundai Motor N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.8% of Niu Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Niu Technologies beats Hyundai Motor on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Niu Technologies Company Profile

Niu Technologies designs, manufactures, and sells smart e-scooters in the People's Republic of China. It offers N, M, and U series e-scooters with various models or specifications under the NIU brand name. The company sells and services its products through city partner system, as well as through own online store and third-party e-commerce platforms. As of June 30, 2018, it operated through 205 city partners with 571 franchised stores in approximately 150 cities in the People's Republic of China, as well as 18 distributors in 23 countries internationally. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

Hyundai Motor Company Profile

Hyundai Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes motor vehicles and parts worldwide. It operates in Vehicle, Finance, and Others segments. The company offers cars under the i30 N, Veloster, Accent, Sonata, i30, Azera, Sonata Turbo, i40, i40 Sedan, Elantra, Elantra Sport, Accent 5DR, ix20, i20, i20 Coupe, Elite i20, Xcent, i10, Grand i10, and Eon names. It also provides SUVs under the New Santa Fe, Kona, Grand Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Tucson, and Creta names; commercial vehicles under the H-1 and H-100 names; and eco vehicles under the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid, IONIQ Electric, Sonata-Plug-in-Hybrid, Sonata Hybrid, ix35 Fuel Cell, and IONIQ Hybrid names. In addition, the company offers vehicle financing, credit card processing, marketing, engineering, and insurance services; manufactures trains; and operates a football club. Further, it is involved in real estate development; research and development; and investment activities. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

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