Comparing NIO (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 rivals? We will compare NIO to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.


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 4.28% 13.58% 4.69%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for NIO and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NIO 3 1 5 0 2.22
NIO Competitors 657 1691 1905 125 2.34

NIO presently has a consensus target price of $8.25, indicating a potential upside of 58.35%. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 10.10%. Given NIO’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe NIO is more favorable than its rivals.

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 company insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held 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.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
NIO $720.12 million -$1.41 billion -0.51
NIO Competitors $65.61 billion $3.33 billion 7.16

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.


NIO rivals beat NIO on 10 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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