Head to Head Survey: Lordstown Motors (NASDAQ:RIDE) vs. Volcon (NASDAQ:VLCN)

Lordstown Motors (NASDAQ:RIDEGet Rating) and Volcon (NASDAQ:VLCNGet Rating) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

30.4% of Lordstown Motors shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.0% of Volcon shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Lordstown Motors shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 41.1% of Volcon shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Lordstown Motors and Volcon, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lordstown Motors 5 1 0 0 1.17
Volcon 0 0 1 0 3.00

Lordstown Motors currently has a consensus target price of $3.79, suggesting a potential upside of 92.17%. Volcon has a consensus target price of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 112.01%. Given Volcon’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Volcon is more favorable than Lordstown Motors.

Profitability

This table compares Lordstown Motors and Volcon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lordstown Motors N/A -59.09% -47.39%
Volcon -979.73% -428.98% -242.45%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lordstown Motors and Volcon’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lordstown Motors N/A N/A -$410.37 million ($1.10) -1.79
Volcon $450,000.00 153.11 -$40.13 million N/A N/A

Volcon has higher revenue and earnings than Lordstown Motors.

Summary

Volcon beats Lordstown Motors on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Lordstown Motors

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Lordstown Motors Corp. develops, manufactures, and sells Endurance, an electric full-size pickup truck for fleet customers. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Lordstown, Ohio.

About Volcon

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Volcon, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells electric off road powersport vehicles in the United States and Latin America. It provides electric two and four-wheel motorcycles, and utility terrain vehicles through its dealers. The company also offers a line of upgrades and accessories. Its products are designed for family off-road adventures, and work on the farm and fun transport around private land applications. The company was formerly known as Frog ePowersports, Inc. and changed its name to Volcon, Inc. in October 2020. Volcon, Inc. was incorporated in 2020 and is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.

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