Contrasting Mazda Motor (OTCMKTS:MZDAY) and Vicinity Motor (NASDAQ:VEV)

Mazda Motor (OTCMKTS:MZDAYGet Rating) and Vicinity Motor (NASDAQ:VEVGet Rating) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mazda Motor and Vicinity Motor’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mazda Motor $27.19 billion 0.16 -$297.52 million $0.63 5.57
Vicinity Motor $41.71 million 2.01 -$7.32 million N/A N/A

Vicinity Motor has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Mazda Motor.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Mazda Motor and Vicinity Motor, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mazda Motor 0 2 2 0 2.50
Vicinity Motor 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.4% of Vicinity Motor shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Mazda Motor and Vicinity Motor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mazda Motor 2.63% 7.48% 3.01%
Vicinity Motor N/A N/A N/A


Mazda Motor beats Vicinity Motor on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mazda Motor (Get Rating)

Mazda Motor Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of passenger cars and commercial vehicles in Japan, North America, Europe, and internationally. Its principal products include four-wheeled vehicles, gasoline reciprocating engines, diesel engines, and automatic and manual transmissions for vehicles. The company was formerly known as Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Mazda Motor Corporation in May 1984. Mazda Motor Corporation was incorporated in 1920 and is headquartered in Hiroshima, Japan.

About Vicinity Motor (Get Rating)

Vicinity Motor Corp. designs, builds, and distributes a suite of transit buses for public and commercial use under the Vicinity brand in the United States and Canada. It offers electric, CNG, and clean diesel buses, as well as electric trucks and spare parts. The company was formerly known as Grande West Transportation Group Inc. and changed its name to Vicinity Motor Corp. in March 2021. Vicinity Motor Corp. founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Aldergrove, Canada.

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