Lightning eMotors (NYSE:ZEV) vs. Vicinity Motor (NASDAQ:VEV) Head to Head Survey

Lightning eMotors (NYSE:ZEVGet Rating) and Vicinity Motor (NASDAQ:VEVGet Rating) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

13.0% of Lightning eMotors shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of Vicinity Motor shares are held by institutional investors. 15.9% of Lightning eMotors shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lightning eMotors N/A -271.73% -22.00%
Vicinity Motor N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lightning eMotors and Vicinity Motor’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lightning eMotors $20.99 million 15.43 -$100.77 million N/A N/A
Vicinity Motor $41.71 million 1.61 -$7.32 million N/A N/A

Vicinity Motor has higher revenue and earnings than Lightning eMotors.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Lightning eMotors and Vicinity Motor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lightning eMotors 1 0 4 0 2.60
Vicinity Motor 0 0 0 0 N/A

Lightning eMotors presently has a consensus target price of $12.33, suggesting a potential upside of 186.16%. Given Lightning eMotors’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Lightning eMotors is more favorable than Vicinity Motor.


Lightning eMotors beats Vicinity Motor on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lightning eMotors Company Profile (Get Rating)

Lightning eMotors, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells zero-emission commercial fleet vehicles and powertrains to commercial fleets, large enterprises, original equipment manufacturers, and governments in the United States. It offers zero-emission class 3 to 7 battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. The company's vehicles comprise cargo and passenger vehicles, school buses, ambulances, shuttle buses, work trucks, city buses, and motorcoaches. It also offers charging systems and charging infrastructure solutions for commercial medium duty vans and motorcoach fleets. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Loveland, Colorado.

Vicinity Motor Company Profile (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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