Critical Survey: Vicinity Motor (NASDAQ: VEV) and Honda Motor (NYSE: HMC)


Vicinity Motor (NASDAQ:VEV – Get Rating) and Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC – Get Rating) are both auto/tire/truck companies, but which is the better company? We’ll compare the two companies based on strength of institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.5% of Vicinity Motor shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Vicinity Motor and Honda Motor.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Motor nearby -50.44% -36.45% -24.50%
Honda engine 4.88% 7.02% 3.13%

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Vicinity Motor and Honda Motor.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Motor nearby $41.71 million 1.44 -7.32 million dollars ($0.36) -4.19
Honda engine $129.64 billion 0.33 $6.29 billion $3.68 6.71

Honda Motor has higher revenue and profit than Vicinity Motor. Vicinity Motor trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Honda Motor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Vicinity Motor and Honda Motor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Motor nearby 0 0 0 0 N / A
Honda engine 0 2 0 0 2.00


Honda Motor beats Vicinity Motor on 7 out of 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Neighborhood Automotive Business Profile (Get a rating)

Vicinity Motor Corp. designs, builds and distributes a suite of transit buses for public and commercial use under the Vicinity brand in the United States and Canada. It offers clean electric, CNG and diesel buses, as well as electric trucks and spare parts. The company was previously known as Grande West Transportation Group Inc. and changed its name to Vicinity Motor Corp. in March 2021. Vicinity Motor Corp. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Aldergrove, Canada.

Honda Motor Company Profile (Get a rating)

Honda Motor logoHonda Motor Co., Ltd. develops, manufactures and distributes motorcycles, automobiles, electrical products and other products in Japan, North America, Europe, Asia and internationally. It operates through four segments: motorcycles, automobiles, financial services, life creation and other businesses. The Motorcycle Business segment produces motorcycles, including sports, business and commuter models; and various off-road vehicles, such as all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side vehicles. The Automobile Business segment offers passenger cars, light trucks and mini vehicles. The Financial Services segment provides various financial services, including retail lending and leasing services to customers, as well as wholesale financing services to dealerships. The Life creation and Other Businesses segment manufactures and sells energy products, such as general-purpose engines, generators, water pumps, lawn mowers, riding mowers, robot mowers, brush cutters, tillers, snowblowers, outboard marine motors, walking aids and portable battery inverter power sources. This segment also offers HondaJet aircraft. The company also sells spare parts; and provides aftermarket services directly through retailers, as well as through independent distributors and licensees. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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