Volkswagen Group (VLKAY) versus The Competition Head to Head Contrast

Volkswagen Group (OTCMKTS: VLKAY) is one of 30 public companies in the “Motor vehicles & car bodies” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Volkswagen Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Volkswagen Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Volkswagen Group 3.02% 6.83% 1.64%
Volkswagen Group Competitors -14.13% -0.28% -3.83%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Volkswagen Group and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Volkswagen Group 0 2 5 0 2.71
Volkswagen Group Competitors 440 1272 1631 110 2.41

As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies have a potential upside of 8.26%. Given Volkswagen Group’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Volkswagen Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Volkswagen Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of shares of all “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.5% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Volkswagen Group has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Volkswagen Group’s peers have a beta of 1.00, meaning that their average stock price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Volkswagen Group pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Volkswagen Group pays out 14.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Motor vehicles & car bodies” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 20.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Volkswagen Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Volkswagen Group $240.46 billion $5.94 billion 18.78
Volkswagen Group Competitors $62.83 billion $2.64 billion 16.48

Volkswagen Group has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Volkswagen Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Volkswagen Group beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Volkswagen Group Company Profile

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells automobiles primarily in Europe, North America, South America, and the Asia-Pacific. The company operates through four segments: Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Power Engineering, and Financial Services. The Passenger Cars segment develops vehicles and engines; and produces and sells passenger cars and related parts. The Commercial Vehicles segment develops, produces, and sells light commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses, as well as offers parts and related services. The Power Engineering segment develops and produces large-bore diesel engines, turbo compressors, industrial turbines, and chemical reactor systems, as well as produces gear units, propulsion components, and testing systems. The Financial Services segment offers dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance, fleet management, and mobility services. The company also offers motorcycles and turbomachinery; and operates HeyCar, an online used vehicles platform. It provides its products under the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, ?KODA, SEAT, Bentley, Porsche, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ducati, Scania, and MAN brands, as well as under the MOIA brand. Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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