Comparing VOLVO AB/ADR (VLVLY) & Kandi Technologies Group (KNDI)

VOLVO AB/ADR (OTCMKTS:VLVLY) and Kandi Technologies Group (NASDAQ:KNDI) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares VOLVO AB/ADR and Kandi Technologies Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
VOLVO AB/ADR $39.24 billion 0.79 $2.46 billion $1.23 12.33
Kandi Technologies Group $102.81 million 2.50 -$28.34 million N/A N/A

VOLVO AB/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Kandi Technologies Group.


This table compares VOLVO AB/ADR and Kandi Technologies Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VOLVO AB/ADR 6.94% 24.08% 6.33%
Kandi Technologies Group 13.00% 16.97% 8.90%

Volatility and Risk

VOLVO AB/ADR has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kandi Technologies Group has a beta of 2.99, suggesting that its stock price is 199% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of VOLVO AB/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.4% of Kandi Technologies Group shares are held by institutional investors. 28.8% of Kandi Technologies Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


VOLVO AB/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Kandi Technologies Group does not pay a dividend. VOLVO AB/ADR pays out 30.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for VOLVO AB/ADR and Kandi Technologies Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VOLVO AB/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
Kandi Technologies Group 0 0 0 0 N/A


Kandi Technologies Group beats VOLVO AB/ADR on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.


AB Volvo (publ), together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells trucks, buses, construction equipment, and marine and industrial engines in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and internationally. The company offers trucks for long-haulage, construction, and distribution purposes under the Volvo, UD, Renault, Mack, Eicher, and Dongfeng Trucks brands; and city and intercity buses, coaches, and bus chassis under the Volvo, UD, Prevost, and Nova Bus brands. It also provides construction equipment, including excavators, wheel loaders and haulers, and road machinery under the brand names of Volvo, SDLG, and Terex Trucks. In addition, the company offers diesel engines for leisure boats; marine propulsion systems; drive systems and engines for propulsion and auxiliary equipment, and marine generator sets; and industrial engines for use in container terminals, mines, and other industrial applications under the Volvo Penta brand name. Further, it provides financial solutions, such as customer financing and leasing, dealer financing, and insurance; rental, preventive maintenance, assistance, and IT services; spare parts; and transport information systems. The company offers its products and services through a network of dealerships and workshops. AB Volvo (publ) was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.

About Kandi Technologies Group

Kandi Technologies Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and commercializes electric vehicle (EV) parts and off-road vehicles in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It offers off-road vehicles, including go karts, all-terrain vehicles, utility vehicles, and other vehicles for sale to distributors or consumers; and EV parts comprising battery packs, EV drive motors, EV controllers, air conditioners, and other electric products. The company was formerly known as Kandi Technologies, Corp. and changed its name to Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. in December 2012. Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Jinhua, the People's Republic of China.

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