Critical Comparison: NIO (NIO) and Its Competitors

NIO (NYSE: NIO) is one of 37 public companies in the “Motor vehicles & car bodies” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare NIO to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

19.3% of NIO shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.8% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of NIO shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NIO and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
NIO $720.12 million -$1.40 billion -0.47
NIO Competitors $65.61 billion $3.33 billion 7.02

NIO’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than NIO. NIO is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares NIO and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NIO Competitors -52.16% 8.63% 1.32%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for NIO and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NIO 2 2 6 0 2.40
NIO Competitors 670 1706 1915 125 2.34

NIO presently has a consensus target price of $8.02, suggesting a potential upside of 68.89%. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 8.38%. Given NIO’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe NIO is more favorable than its rivals.


NIO rivals beat NIO on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

NIO Company Profile

NIO Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles in the People's Republic of China. The company is also involved in the manufacture of e-powertrain, battery packs, and components; and racing management, technology development, and sales and after-sales management activities. In addition, it offers power solutions for battery charging needs; and other value-added services. The company was formerly known as NextEV Inc. and changed its name to NIO Inc. in July 2017. NIO Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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