Fox Factory (FOXF) vs. ZAP (ZAAP) Critical Survey

Fox Factory (NASDAQ:FOXF) and ZAP (OTCMKTS:ZAAP) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Fox Factory and ZAP, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fox Factory 0 3 3 0 2.50
ZAP 0 0 0 0 N/A

Fox Factory presently has a consensus target price of $62.40, indicating a potential downside of 5.31%. Given Fox Factory’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Fox Factory is more favorable than ZAP.


This table compares Fox Factory and ZAP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fox Factory 11.43% 29.77% 17.75%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.7% of Fox Factory shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of Fox Factory shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 73.6% of ZAP shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Fox Factory and ZAP’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fox Factory $475.63 million 5.26 $43.12 million $1.59 41.45
ZAP $10.77 million 0.24 -$23.48 million N/A N/A

Fox Factory has higher revenue and earnings than ZAP.

Volatility & Risk

Fox Factory has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ZAP has a beta of -1.23, suggesting that its share price is 223% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Fox Factory beats ZAP on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fox Factory Company Profile

Fox Factory Holding Corp. designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets ride dynamics products worldwide. The company offers front fork and rear suspension products for mountain bikes and road bikes; and powered vehicle products for side-by-side vehicles, on-road vehicles with off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles. It also provides mountain and road bike wheels, and other performance cycling components, including cranks, bars, stems, and seat posts, as well as aftermarket products to retailers and distributors. Fox Factory Holding Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California.

ZAP Company Profile

ZAP, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric and advanced technology vehicles in the United States and internationally. The company offers electric, alternative energy and fuel efficient automobiles and commercial vehicles, motorcycles and scooters, and other forms of personal transportation. ZAP also markets its electric transportation products through its Website. The company was formerly known as ZAPWORLD.COM and changed its name to ZAP in 2001. ZAP was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.

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