Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Motor vehicles & car bodies” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Tesla to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Tesla and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Tesla’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Tesla. Tesla is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Tesla and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility and Risk
Tesla has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tesla’s rivals have a beta of 1.00, meaning that their average share price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Tesla and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Tesla presently has a consensus price target of $304.07, indicating a potential upside of 3.34%. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 9.66%. Given Tesla’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tesla has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
58.2% of Tesla shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.1% of Tesla shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Tesla rivals beat Tesla on 11 of the 13 factors compared.
Tesla, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles, and energy generation and storage systems in the United States, China, Norway, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Automotive, and Energy Generation and Storage. The Automotive segment offers sedans and sport utility vehicles. It also provides electric vehicle powertrain components and systems to other manufacturers; and services for electric vehicles through its company-owned service centers, Service Plus locations, and Tesla mobile technicians. This segment sells its products through a network of company-owned stores and galleries. The Energy Generation and Storage segment offers energy storage products, such as rechargeable lithium-ion battery systems for use in homes, commercial facilities, and utility grids; designs, manufactures, installs, maintains, leases, and sells solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers; and sell renewable energy to residential and commercial customers. The company was formerly known as Tesla Motors, Inc. and changed its name to Tesla, Inc. in February 2017. Tesla, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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