Head to Head Analysis: Honda Motor (HMC) versus ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH (ELIO)

Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) and ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH (OTCMKTS:ELIO) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.1% of Honda Motor shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Honda Motor and ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Honda Motor $143.35 billion 0.32 $5.51 billion $3.12 8.28
ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Honda Motor has higher revenue and earnings than ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Honda Motor and ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Honda Motor 0 1 1 0 2.50
ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Honda Motor has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Honda Motor pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH does not pay a dividend. Honda Motor pays out 25.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Honda Motor has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Honda Motor and ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Honda Motor 3.92% 6.97% 2.98%
ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Honda Motor beats ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Honda Motor

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. develops, manufactures, and distributes motorcycles, automobiles, power products, and other products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Product and Other Businesses. The Motorcycle Business segment produces sports models, including trial and moto-cross racing vehicles; business and commuter models; all-terrain vehicles; and side-by-side models. The Automobile Business segment offers passenger cars, light trucks, and mini vehicles, as well as vehicles powered with alternative fuel, such as ethanol, battery electric, and fuel cell vehicles. The Financial Services Business segment provides various financial services, including retail lending and leasing services to customers, as well as other financial services comprising wholesale financing to dealers. The Power Product and Other Businesses segment manufactures and sells various power products consisting of general-purpose engines, generators, water pumps, lawn mowers, riding mowers, robotic mowers, brush cutters, tillers, snow blowers, outboard marine engines, and walking assist devices, as well as portable battery inverter power sources. This segment also offers HondaJet aircraft. The company also sells spare parts; and provides after-sale services through retail dealers directly, as well as through overseas operations, independent distributors, and licensees. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. sells its products through independent retail dealers. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH

Elio Motors, Inc., a development stage company, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells automobiles. The company focuses on developing the Elio, a three wheeled vehicle for mass production in the United States, which gives 84 miles per gallon. Elio Motors, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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