Analyzing QuantumScape (QS) and Its Peers

QuantumScape (NYSE: QS) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare QuantumScape to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

15.1% of QuantumScape shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.5% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.2% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for QuantumScape and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QuantumScape 1 2 2 0 2.20
QuantumScape Competitors 59 478 692 11 2.53

QuantumScape presently has a consensus target price of $55.25, suggesting a potential upside of 96.20%. As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 3.96%. Given QuantumScape’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe QuantumScape is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares QuantumScape and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QuantumScape N/A N/A N/A
QuantumScape Competitors -7.32% -16.50% -4.07%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares QuantumScape and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
QuantumScape N/A -$1.10 billion -72.21
QuantumScape Competitors $688.62 million $10.63 million 0.84

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

Summary

QuantumScape peers beat QuantumScape on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

QuantumScape Company Profile

QuantumScape Corporation, a development stage company, engages in the development and commercialization of solid-state lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles and other applications. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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