Financial Survey: Lilium (NASDAQ:LILM) vs. Zanite Acquisition (NASDAQ:ZNTE)

Zanite Acquisition (NASDAQ:ZNTEGet Rating) and Lilium (NASDAQ:LILMGet Rating) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Zanite Acquisition and Lilium’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zanite Acquisition N/A N/A $14.52 million N/A N/A
Lilium $60,000.00 14,026.27 -$486.29 million N/A N/A

Zanite Acquisition has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Lilium.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.6% of Zanite Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.8% of Lilium shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Zanite Acquisition and Lilium, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zanite Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lilium 0 4 2 0 2.33

Lilium has a consensus target price of $10.92, suggesting a potential upside of 270.17%. Given Lilium’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Lilium is more favorable than Zanite Acquisition.

Risk and Volatility

Zanite Acquisition has a beta of -0.13, meaning that its share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lilium has a beta of 1.3, meaning that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Zanite Acquisition and Lilium’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zanite Acquisition N/A -24.66% 3.45%
Lilium N/A N/A N/A


Lilium beats Zanite Acquisition on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Zanite Acquisition Company Profile (Get Rating)

Zanite Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses in the aviation, aerospace and defense, urban mobility, and emerging technology industries. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Lilium Company Profile (Get Rating)

Lilium N.V., a transportation company, engages in the research and development of electric vertical takeoff and jet for use in high-speed air transport system for people and goods. The company has a strategic collaboration with Azul S.A. and Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras S.A. Lilium N.V. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Wessling, Germany.

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