QF Liquidation (OTCMKTS:QTWWQ) & AEye (NASDAQ:LIDR) Critical Contrast

QF Liquidation (OTCMKTS:QTWWQGet Rating) and AEye (NASDAQ:LIDRGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for QF Liquidation and AEye, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QF Liquidation 0 0 0 0 N/A
AEye 0 0 3 0 3.00

AEye has a consensus target price of $14.67, suggesting a potential upside of 177.78%. Given AEye’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AEye is more favorable than QF Liquidation.

Profitability

This table compares QF Liquidation and AEye’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QF Liquidation N/A N/A N/A
AEye N/A -44.51% -19.26%

Risk and Volatility

QF Liquidation has a beta of 8.41, indicating that its share price is 741% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AEye has a beta of 2.65, indicating that its share price is 165% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares QF Liquidation and AEye’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QF Liquidation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
AEye $3.01 million 274.23 -$65.01 million N/A N/A

QF Liquidation has higher earnings, but lower revenue than AEye.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.8% of AEye shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of QF Liquidation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of AEye shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

AEye beats QF Liquidation on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

QF Liquidation Company Profile (Get Rating)

QF Liquidation, Inc. develops, produces, and sells compressed natural gas fuel storage tanks and packaged fuel storage systems for heavy, medium, and light-duty trucks; and passenger vehicles in the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Taiwan. Its products include high pressure gaseous fuel tanks, packaged fuel system modules, gaseous fuel electronic vehicle control systems and software, hybrid control and motor control software systems, inverters and motors, and engines/generators and fuel cell power. The company also designs, develops, engineers, and validates fuel storage systems for natural gas vehicle applications ranging from passenger vehicles to heavy duty trucks; and integrates electric motors, inverters, generators, and electronic vehicle control components into hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles. In addition, it provides component, subsystem, and system testing and validation services; certification and compliance; and production engineering and manufacturing process development services. Further, the company offers vehicle level assembly services; technical training services; and service procedures, diagnostics, tools, and repair/maintenance programs for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its customers include OEMs, aftermarket and OEM truck integrators, fleets, material science companies, and other governmental entities and agencies. The company, formerly known as Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.

AEye Company Profile (Get Rating)

AEye, Inc. develops vision hardware, software, and algorithms for autonomous vehicles. The company offers sensors, such as 4Sight A and 4Sight M. It designs iDAR, a robotic solution of artificial perception that fuses LiDAR, computer vision, and artificial intelligence for perception and motion planning for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. The company provides an iDAR platform that offers scanning and automotive reliability; Dynamic Vixels, a sensor data type that combines pixels from 2D cameras with voxels from LiDAR; and artificial intelligence and software definability. Additionally, it offers AE100 Robotic Perception System, a solid state iDAR based product for the autonomous vehicle, ADAS, and mobility markets; and AE200, which is designed to address the need for modular and high-performance sensors that are based on the iDAR platform. The company was formerly known as US LADAR, Inc. and changed its name to AEye, Inc. in March 2016. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Dublin, California.

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