Comparing General Motors (GM) and Greenkraft (GKIT)

General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Greenkraft (OTCMKTS:GKIT) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.3% of General Motors shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of General Motors 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.


General Motors pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Greenkraft does not pay a dividend. General Motors pays out 23.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares General Motors and Greenkraft’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
General Motors $145.59 billion 0.35 -$3.86 billion $6.62 5.52
Greenkraft $1.15 million 2.74 -$1.03 million N/A N/A

Greenkraft has lower revenue, but higher earnings than General Motors.

Volatility and Risk

General Motors has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Greenkraft has a beta of 2.2, indicating that its stock price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for General Motors and Greenkraft, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
General Motors 1 5 10 0 2.56
Greenkraft 0 0 0 0 N/A

General Motors currently has a consensus target price of $46.40, suggesting a potential upside of 27.05%. Given General Motors’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe General Motors is more favorable than Greenkraft.


This table compares General Motors and Greenkraft’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
General Motors 0.56% 25.81% 4.46%
Greenkraft -20.31% N/A -10.05%


General Motors beats Greenkraft on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

General Motors Company Profile

General Motors Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, and sells cars, trucks, crossovers, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM International, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars, trucks, and crossovers to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security, and mobility solutions, as well as information technology services. Further, the company provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Greenkraft Company Profile

Greenkraft, Inc. manufactures and distributes automotive products for distribution companies, dealers, and others in the United States. The company offers commercial forward cabin trucks that run on alternative fuels, such as compressed natural gas or liquefied propane gas. It also manufactures and sells alternative fuel systems; and converts petroleum-based fuel vehicles to run on alternative fuels, such as CNG or LPG. The company has strategic partnership with CEE, LLC and G&K Automotive Conversion Inc. for research and development activities, as well as to test its engines prior to applying for the CARB and EPA certifications. Greenkraft, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

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