Financial Review: NIO (NYSE:NIO) and Its Rivals

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NIO Competitors -49.78% 8.73% 1.38%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NIO and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
NIO $720.12 million -$1.40 billion -0.48
NIO Competitors $65.61 billion $3.34 billion 7.32

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.7% of NIO shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.0% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of NIO shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.0% 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for NIO and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NIO 2 2 6 0 2.40
NIO Competitors 678 1718 1920 125 2.34

NIO presently has a consensus target price of $8.02, indicating a potential upside of 63.05%. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 12.02%. Given NIO’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe NIO is more favorable than its competitors.


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

About NIO

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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