Proterra (PTRA) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Comparison

Proterra (NASDAQ:PTRAGet Rating) is one of 64 publicly-traded companies in the “Motor vehicles & car bodies” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Proterra to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.


This table compares Proterra and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Proterra -100.20% -17.39% -12.29%
Proterra Competitors -12,601.68% -7.58% -1.39%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Proterra and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Proterra $242.86 million -$250.01 million -1.18
Proterra Competitors $44.91 billion $3.11 billion 85.22

Proterra’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Proterra. Proterra is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Proterra and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Proterra 1 2 1 0 2.00
Proterra Competitors 1071 2633 3036 165 2.33

Proterra currently has a consensus target price of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 15.03%. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 43.11%. Given Proterra’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Proterra has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Proterra has a beta of -0.82, indicating that its stock price is 182% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Proterra’s peers have a beta of 1.56, indicating that their average stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

54.8% of Proterra shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.4% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of Proterra shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are owned 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.


Proterra peers beat Proterra on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

Proterra Company Profile (Get Rating)

Proterra Inc. provides commercial vehicles in the United States, the European Union, Canada, Australia, and Japan. It operates through Proterra Powered and Energy and Proterra Transit business units. The Proterra Powered and Energy business unit designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and integrates battery systems and electrification solutions into vehicles for commercial vehicle OEM customers serving delivery trucks, school buses, coach buses, construction and mining equipment, and other applications. It also provides turnkey fleet-scale, high-power charging solutions and software services, ranging from fleet and energy management software-as-a-service to fleet planning, hardware, infrastructure, installation, utility engagement, and charging optimization. The Proterra Transit business unit designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric transit buses as an OEM for North American public transit agencies, airports, universities, and other commercial transit fleets. Proterra Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Burlingame, California.

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