Head to Head Analysis: Envirotech Vehicles (NASDAQ:EVTV) vs. AEye (NASDAQ:LIDR)

Envirotech Vehicles (NASDAQ:EVTVGet Rating) and AEye (NASDAQ:LIDRGet Rating) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Envirotech Vehicles and AEye’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Envirotech Vehicles $2.04 million 18.82 -$7.65 million ($0.46) -5.57
AEye $3.01 million 32.59 -$65.01 million ($0.64) -0.95

Envirotech Vehicles has higher earnings, but lower revenue than AEye. Envirotech Vehicles is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AEye, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.2% of Envirotech Vehicles shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.9% of AEye shares are held by institutional investors. 5.8% of Envirotech Vehicles shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of AEye shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Envirotech Vehicles has a beta of 2.68, indicating that its share price is 168% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AEye has a beta of 2.63, indicating that its share price is 163% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Envirotech Vehicles and AEye, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Envirotech Vehicles 0 0 0 0 N/A
AEye 0 1 2 0 2.67

AEye has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 720.88%. Given AEye’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AEye is more favorable than Envirotech Vehicles.

Profitability

This table compares Envirotech Vehicles and AEye’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Envirotech Vehicles -100.18% -10.66% -10.49%
AEye -2,294.24% -70.52% -57.86%

Summary

AEye beats Envirotech Vehicles on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Envirotech Vehicles

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Envirotech Vehicles is a provider and manufacturer of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission vehicles and zero-emission drive trains for integration in medium to heavy-duty commercial fleet vehicles. The company serves commercial and last-mile delivery fleets, school districts, public and private transportation service companies, colleges, and universities and meet the increasing demand for heavy-duty electric vehicles. The company was founded by Edward Riggs Monfort on August 6, 2012 and is headquartered in Osceloa, AR.

About AEye

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AEye, Inc. provides lidar systems for vehicle autonomy, advanced driver-assistance systems, and robotic vision applications in the United States, Europe, and Asia. It offers 4Sight A, a software-configurable lidar solution for automotive markets, including 4Sight at Design, Triggered 4Sight, or Responsive 4Sight software levels; and 4Sight M, a software-configurable lidar solution for the mobility and industrial markets, including 4Sight at Design, Triggered 4Sight, Responsive 4Sight, and Predictive 4Sight software levels. The company was formerly known as US LADAR, Inc. and changed its name to AEye, Inc. in March 2016. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

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