Head-To-Head Analysis: Fisker (NYSE:FSR) versus Brilliance China Automotive (OTCMKTS:BCAUY)

Brilliance China Automotive (OTCMKTS:BCAUY) and Fisker (NYSE:FSR) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.


This table compares Brilliance China Automotive and Fisker’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brilliance China Automotive N/A N/A N/A
Fisker N/A -12.92% -10.14%

Volatility and Risk

Brilliance China Automotive has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fisker has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.2% of Fisker shares are held by institutional investors. 25.0% of Fisker shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Brilliance China Automotive and Fisker, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brilliance China Automotive 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fisker 1 3 8 0 2.58

Fisker has a consensus price target of $23.92, suggesting a potential upside of 59.76%. Given Fisker’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fisker is more favorable than Brilliance China Automotive.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Brilliance China Automotive and Fisker’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brilliance China Automotive $548.32 million 4.83 $978.56 million N/A N/A
Fisker N/A N/A -$130.00 million ($0.40) -37.43

Brilliance China Automotive has higher revenue and earnings than Fisker.


Brilliance China Automotive beats Fisker on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Brilliance China Automotive Company Profile

Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, manufactures and sells BMW vehicles and automotive components in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company offers minibuses under the JinBei, Renault, Haise, Grand Haise, and Granse brands, as well as multi-purpose vehicles under the Huasong brand. Its automotive components include moldings, seats, axles, safety and airbag systems, and interior decoration products, as well as engines for minibuses, sedans, sport utility vehicles, light duty trucks, etc. The company also provides BMW sport activity vehicles. In addition, it offers auto-financing services to customers and dealers. Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited has strategic partnerships and alliances with BMW, Toyota, Magna, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, TI Automotive, and Johnson Controls. The company was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Central, Hong Kong.

Fisker Company Profile

Fisker, Inc. engages in the provision of e-mobility solutions. It develops and manufactures eco-friendly electrically powered vehicles. Its products include solar t-shirt, sustainable solar bottle, solar hoodie, and fisker hat. The company was founded by Henrik Fisker and Geeta Gupta-Fisker in 2016 is headquartered in Manhattan Beach, CA.

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