Critical Contrast: Rev Group (REVG) versus ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH (ELIO)

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Rev Group (NYSE:REVG) and ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH (OTCMKTS:ELIO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rev Group -0.46% 9.21% 3.64%
ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Rev Group and ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rev Group $2.38 billion 0.31 $13.00 million $1.03 11.49
ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Rev Group has higher revenue and earnings than ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH.

Risk and Volatility

Rev Group has a beta of 2.95, suggesting that its share price is 195% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Rev Group pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH does not pay a dividend. Rev Group pays out 19.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Rev Group and ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rev Group 0 5 2 0 2.29
ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Rev Group currently has a consensus price target of $10.56, suggesting a potential downside of 10.71%. Given Rev Group’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Rev Group is more favorable than ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH.

Summary

Rev Group beats ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Rev Group Company Profile

REV Group, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes specialty vehicles in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. The Fire & Emergency segment offers a range of fire apparatus and ambulance products for municipalities and private contractors. This segment sells its products primarily under the Emergency One, Kovatch Mobile Equipment and Ferrara brands and ambulances under the American Emergency Vehicles, Horton Emergency Vehicles, Leader Emergency Vehicles, Marque, McCoy Miller, Road Rescue, Wheeled Coach, and Frontline brands. The Commercial segment provides transit and shuttle buses, school buses, terminal trucks, cut-away buses, mobility vans, industrial sweepers, and other specialty vehicles. The segment sells its products directly, as well as through dealers primarily under the Collins Bus, Goshen Coach, ENC, ElDorado National, Krystal Coach, Federal Coach, Champion, and World Trans brands to governmental bodies, including municipalities, such as fire departments, school districts, hospitals, and the U.S. federal government, as well as transit and shuttle bus markets. The Recreation segment offers motorized recreational vehicles and luxury buses. This segment sells its vehicles under the American Coach, Fleetwood RV, Monaco Coach, Holiday Rambler, Renegade, Midwest, and Lance brands through dealers. The company also provides aftermarket parts and services. REV Group, Inc. was formerly known as Allied Specialty Vehicles, Inc. and changed its name to REV Group, Inc. in November 2015. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

ELIO MOTORS INC/SH SH Company Profile

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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