Financial Contrast: ZAP (ZAAP) versus Arcimoto (FUV)

Arcimoto (NASDAQ:FUV) and ZAP (OTCMKTS:ZAAP) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arcimoto -5,067.42% -71.99% -61.08%
ZAP N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Arcimoto has a beta of 0.02, indicating that its stock price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ZAP has a beta of -1.38, indicating that its stock price is 238% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Arcimoto $130,000.00 235.27 -$3.31 million ($0.24) -9.08
ZAP $10.77 million 0.12 -$23.48 million N/A N/A

Arcimoto has higher earnings, but lower revenue than ZAP.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Arcimoto and ZAP, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arcimoto 0 0 2 0 3.00
ZAP 0 0 0 0 N/A

Arcimoto presently has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 312.84%. Given Arcimoto’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Arcimoto is more favorable than ZAP.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.6% of Arcimoto shares are held by institutional investors. 56.3% of Arcimoto shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 73.6% of ZAP shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Arcimoto beats ZAP on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Arcimoto

Arcimoto, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells three-wheeled electric vehicles. The company was formerly known as WTP Inc and changed its name to Arcimoto, Inc. in December 2011. Arcimoto, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Eugene, Oregon.

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 zapworld.com 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.

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