Analyzing ZAP (ZAAP) and Arcimoto (FUV)

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ZAP and Arcimoto’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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
Arcimoto $130,000.00 235.27 -$3.31 million ($0.24) -9.08

Arcimoto has lower revenue, but higher earnings than ZAP.

Volatility and Risk

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

Profitability

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

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.6% of Arcimoto shares are owned by institutional investors. 73.6% of ZAP shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 56.3% of Arcimoto shares are owned 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for ZAP and Arcimoto, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

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

Summary

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

ZAP Company Profile

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.

Arcimoto Company Profile

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.

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