Analyzing Microvast (NASDAQ:MVST) and Energizer (NYSE:ENR)

Microvast (NASDAQ:MVST) and Energizer (NYSE:ENR) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.8% of Microvast shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.9% of Energizer shares are held by institutional investors. 21.0% of Microvast shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Energizer shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Microvast has a beta of 0.37, indicating that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Energizer has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Microvast and Energizer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Microvast N/A -147.32% -2.17%
Energizer 0.87% 73.22% 4.71%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Microvast and Energizer, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Microvast 1 0 0 0 1.00
Energizer 0 3 5 0 2.63

Microvast presently has a consensus price target of $6.00, indicating a potential downside of 38.34%. Energizer has a consensus price target of $50.75, indicating a potential upside of 32.85%. Given Energizer’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Energizer is more favorable than Microvast.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Microvast and Energizer’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Microvast N/A N/A -$2.42 million N/A N/A
Energizer $2.74 billion 0.95 -$93.30 million $2.31 16.54

Microvast has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Energizer.

Summary

Energizer beats Microvast on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Microvast Company Profile

Tuscan Holdings Corp. have entered into a definitive merger agreement with Microvast Inc.

Energizer Company Profile

Energizer Holdings, Inc. manufacturers and markets batteries and lighting products. It also designs and manufactures automotive fragrance and appearance products. The firm’s brands include Bahama & Co, Bahama & Co, Eagle One, Nu Finish and STP. The company’s products include household batteries, specialty batteries, and portable lighting. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

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