Ideanomics (NASDAQ:IDEX) & Lion Electric (NYSE:LEV) Financial Review

Ideanomics (NASDAQ:IDEXGet Rating) and Lion Electric (NYSE:LEVGet Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Ideanomics has a beta of -0.28, meaning that its share price is 128% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lion Electric has a beta of 1.74, meaning that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Ideanomics and Lion Electric, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ideanomics 0 1 1 0 2.50
Lion Electric 1 3 7 0 2.55

Ideanomics presently has a consensus target price of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 475.31%. Lion Electric has a consensus target price of $15.55, suggesting a potential upside of 112.14%. Given Ideanomics’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Ideanomics is more favorable than Lion Electric.


This table compares Ideanomics and Lion Electric’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ideanomics -108.04% -19.80% -16.07%
Lion Electric -75.07% -25.74% -11.09%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ideanomics and Lion Electric’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ideanomics $26.76 million 16.16 -$98.22 million ($0.34) -2.56
Lion Electric $57.71 million 24.07 -$43.33 million ($0.54) -13.57

Lion Electric has higher revenue and earnings than Ideanomics. Lion Electric is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ideanomics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

20.4% of Ideanomics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.9% of Lion Electric shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Ideanomics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Lion Electric beats Ideanomics on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ideanomics Company Profile (Get Rating)

Ideanomics, Inc. focuses on driving the adoption of commercial electric vehicles, associated energy consumption, and developing financial services and fintech products. Its Ideanomics Mobility division facilitates the adoption of electric vehicles by commercial fleet operators. This division also offers solutions for the procurement, financing, charging, and energy management needs for fleet operators of commercial electric vehicles. The company's Ideanomics Capital division provides fintech services, which focuses on the enhancement of efficiency, transparency, and profitability for the financial services industry. Ideanomics, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Lion Electric Company Profile (Get Rating)

The Lion Electric Company designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes purpose-built all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles in North America. Its products include battery systems, chassis, bus bodies, and truck cabins. The company also distributes truck and bus parts, as well as accessories. The Lion Electric Company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Saint-Jérôme, Canada.

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