Nissan Motor (OTCMKTS:NSANY) and Kandi Technologies Group (NASDAQ:KNDI) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Nissan Motor and Kandi Technologies Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Nissan Motor pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Kandi Technologies Group does not pay a dividend. Nissan Motor pays out 10.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.1% of Nissan Motor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.4% of Kandi Technologies Group shares are held by institutional investors. 28.8% of Kandi Technologies Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Nissan Motor and Kandi Technologies Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Nissan Motor and Kandi Technologies Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Nissan Motor has higher revenue and earnings than Kandi Technologies Group.
Volatility & Risk
Nissan Motor has a beta of 0.69, meaning that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kandi Technologies Group has a beta of 2.85, meaning that its stock price is 185% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Kandi Technologies Group beats Nissan Motor on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Nissan Motor Company Profile
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells vehicles and automotive parts worldwide. It sells vehicles under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun brands. The company offers vehicle and vehicle parts; engines, manual transmissions, and other related component parts; automotive parts; industrial equipment engines and other related component parts, and axles; specially equipped vehicles; motorsports engines; and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. It also provides financial services, auto credit and car leasing, card business, insurance agency, and inventory finance, as well as engages in exterior and interior design for automobiles, and operations and consulting related to the analysis and assay of raw materials. In addition, the company engages in the provision of travel, environmental and engineering, production technology center, and facility services; ground and vehicle management, and information and logistics businesses; design, vehicle drawings and experiments, other engineering, electronic devices, and electronic equipment businesses; export and import of auto components and materials; and real estate businesses. Further, it is involved in promotion of motorsports, including race and motorsports event planning, and vehicle remodeling; sale of car parts and accessories for motorsports; and demonstration test and commercialization study for second-life use of lithium-ion batteries for automotive use. Additionally, the company imports and sells Renault vehicles and parts; and manages and plans professional soccer team and soccer schools. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.
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.