Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD – Get Rating) and EZFill (NASDAQ:EZFL – Get Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Lithia Motors and EZFill’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Lithia Motors and EZFill, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Lithia Motors currently has a consensus price target of $415.67, suggesting a potential upside of 43.02%. EZFill has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 228.05%. Given EZFill’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe EZFill is more favorable than Lithia Motors.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
91.5% of Lithia Motors shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.4% of EZFill shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Lithia Motors shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Lithia Motors and EZFill’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lithia Motors||$22.83 billion||0.38||$1.06 billion||$36.24||8.02|
|EZFill||$7.23 million||3.32||-$9.38 million||N/A||N/A|
Lithia Motors has higher revenue and earnings than EZFill.
Lithia Motors beats EZFill on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Lithia Motors (Get Rating)
Lithia Motors, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Domestic, Import, and Luxury. It offers new and used vehicles; vehicle financing services; warranties, insurance contracts, and vehicle and theft protection services; and automotive repair and maintenance services, as well as sells vehicle body and parts under the Driveway and GreenCars brand names. As of February 18, 2022, the company operated through 278 stores. It also offers its products online through 300 websites. Lithia Motors, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Medford, Oregon.
About EZFill (Get Rating)
EZFill Holdings Inc. operates in the mobile fuel industry primarily in Florida. It provides consumers and businesses with on-demand fueling services directly to their locations. It also provides its services for commercial and specialty customers, at-site delivery during downtimes and enables operators to begin daily operations with fueled vehicles. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Miami, Florida.
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