QuantumScape (QS) versus Its Competitors Head to Head Analysis

QuantumScape (NYSE: QS) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare QuantumScape to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.1% of QuantumScape shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.5% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.2% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares QuantumScape and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QuantumScape N/A N/A N/A
QuantumScape Competitors -7.32% -16.50% -4.07%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for QuantumScape and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QuantumScape 1 2 2 0 2.20
QuantumScape Competitors 59 478 692 11 2.53

QuantumScape currently has a consensus price target of $55.25, suggesting a potential upside of 99.89%. As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 4.32%. Given QuantumScape’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe QuantumScape is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares QuantumScape and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
QuantumScape N/A -$1.10 billion -70.87
QuantumScape Competitors $688.62 million $10.63 million 0.88

QuantumScape’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than QuantumScape. QuantumScape is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


QuantumScape peers beat QuantumScape on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

QuantumScape Company Profile

QuantumScape Corporation, a development stage company, engages in the development and commercialization of solid-state lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles and other applications. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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