Analyzing Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) & Hyzon Motors (NASDAQ:HYZN)

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDPGet Rating) and Hyzon Motors (NASDAQ:HYZNGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Ballard Power Systems and Hyzon Motors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ballard Power Systems 2 8 4 0 2.14
Hyzon Motors 0 5 3 0 2.38

Ballard Power Systems presently has a consensus target price of $12.86, indicating a potential upside of 55.28%. Hyzon Motors has a consensus target price of $10.28, indicating a potential upside of 139.66%. Given Hyzon Motors’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hyzon Motors is more favorable than Ballard Power Systems.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.5% of Ballard Power Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.3% of Hyzon Motors shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of Hyzon Motors shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Ballard Power Systems has a beta of 1.77, suggesting that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hyzon Motors has a beta of 2.21, suggesting that its stock price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ballard Power Systems and Hyzon Motors’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ballard Power Systems $104.50 million 23.63 -$114.23 million ($0.46) -18.00
Hyzon Motors $6.05 million 175.78 -$13.85 million ($0.12) -35.75

Hyzon Motors has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ballard Power Systems. Hyzon Motors is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ballard Power Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Ballard Power Systems and Hyzon Motors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ballard Power Systems -126.91% -10.21% -9.53%
Hyzon Motors N/A -34.50% -21.35%

Summary

Hyzon Motors beats Ballard Power Systems on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ballard Power Systems

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Ballard Power Systems Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and service of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell products. The company offers its products for power product markets, consisting of heavy-duty motives, such as bus, truck, rail, and marine applications; material handling; and backup power. It also provides technology solutions, including engineering and technology transfer, as well as licenses and sells intellectual property portfolio and fundamental knowledge for various PEM fuel cell applications; and hydrogen fuel cell powertrain and vehicle systems integration solutions. It operates in China, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Japan, France, Spain, Taiwan, Poland, India, Ukraine, Sweden, and internationally. The company has a strategic alliance with Linamar Corporation for the co-development and sale of fuel cell powertrains and components for class 1 and 2 vehicles in North America and Europe. Ballard Power Systems Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada.

About Hyzon Motors

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Hyzon Motors Inc., a hydrogen mobility company, provides decarbonized solutions for commercial vehicles market and hydrogen supply infrastructure. The company focuses on assembling and supplying hydrogen-powered FCEVs, including heavy-duty (Class 8) trucks, medium-duty (Class 6) trucks, light-duty (Class 3 and 4) trucks, and 40 and 60-foot (12 and18-meter) city and coach buses to commercial vehicle operators; and building and fostering a clean hydrogen supply ecosystem with leading partners from feedstock through hydrogen production, dispensing, and financing. The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Honeoye Falls, New York.

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