Reviewing ZAP (ZAAP) & Fox Factory (FOXF)

ZAP (OTCMKTS:ZAAP) and Fox Factory (NASDAQ:FOXF) are both construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

Volatility & Risk

ZAP has a beta of -1.34, meaning that its share price is 234% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fox Factory has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares ZAP and Fox Factory’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fox Factory 11.43% 29.77% 17.75%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for ZAP and Fox Factory, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ZAP 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fox Factory 0 3 3 0 2.50

Fox Factory has a consensus price target of $62.40, indicating a potential downside of 5.18%. Given Fox Factory’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fox Factory is more favorable than ZAP.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

98.2% of Fox Factory shares are owned by institutional investors. 73.6% of ZAP shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% of Fox Factory shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ZAP and Fox Factory’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ZAP $10.77 million 0.12 -$23.48 million N/A N/A
Fox Factory $475.63 million 5.26 $43.12 million $1.59 41.39

Fox Factory has higher revenue and earnings than ZAP.


Fox Factory beats ZAP on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ZAP

ZAP, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric and advanced technology vehicles in the United States and internationally. The company offers electric, alternative energy and fuel efficient automobiles and commercial vehicles, motorcycles and scooters, and other forms of personal transportation. ZAP also markets its electric transportation products through its Website. The company was formerly known as ZAPWORLD.COM and changed its name to ZAP in 2001. ZAP was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.

About Fox Factory

Fox Factory Holding Corp. designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets ride dynamics products worldwide. The company offers front fork and rear suspension products for mountain bikes and road bikes; and powered vehicle products for side-by-side vehicles, on-road vehicles with off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles. It also provides mountain and road bike wheels, and other performance cycling components, including cranks, bars, stems, and seat posts, as well as aftermarket products to retailers and distributors. Fox Factory Holding Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California.

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