Cepton (NASDAQ:CPTN) vs. Isuzu Motors (OTCMKTS:ISUZY) Critical Contrast

Cepton (NASDAQ:CPTN – Get Rating) and Isuzu Motors (OTCMKTS:ISUZY – Get Rating) are both auto/tire/truck companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Cepton and Isuzu Motors, provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Cepton 0 1 2 0 2.67
Isuzu engines 1 0 1 0 2.00

Cepton currently has a consensus target price of $15.00, indicating an upside potential of 927.40%. Given Cepton’s stronger consensus rating and likely higher upside, equity research analysts clearly believe Cepton is more favorable than Isuzu Motors.

Volatility and risk

Cepton has a beta of -0.31, indicating its stock price is 131% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Isuzu Motors has a beta of 1.26, indicating its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Cepton and Isuzu Motors.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Cepton N / A -32.12% -18.68%
Isuzu engines 5.05% 9.72% 4.72%

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Cepton and Isuzu Motors.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Cepton N / A N / A $360,000.00 N / A N / A
Isuzu engines $22.40 billion 0.42 $1.12 billion $1.46 8.33

Isuzu Motors has higher revenue and profit than Cepton.


Isuzu Motors beats Cepton on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cepton (Get a rating)

Cepton, Inc. provides lidar-based solutions for automotive, smart cities, smart spaces, and smart industrial applications in the United States, Japan, and globally. The company offers auto-grade lidar sensors, including Vista-X, a compact lidar solution with a range of up to 200m for long-range applications in ADAS L2+/L3, AV L4/L5, and suitable for applications in smart infrastructure; Vista-T, a lidar solution with a range of up to 300 m for ultra-long range applications in ADAS L2+/L3 and AV L4/L5; and Nova, an ultra-small form factor lidar solution with a range of up to 30m for short-range applications in ADAS L2+/L3, AV L4/L5, and suitable for smart infrastructure applications. It also provides industrial-grade lidar sensors, such as Vista-P, a compact lidar solution with a range of up to 200m for long-range applications in ADAS L2+/L3, AV L4/L5 and infrastructure applications intelligent; and Sora-P, an ultra-high, compact, near-linear scanning lidar solution that provides high-fidelity profiling of high-speed moving objects for free-flow tolling and other industrial applications. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Jose, California.

About Isuzu Engines (Get a rating)

Isuzu Motors Limited manufactures and sells commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles and diesel engines and components worldwide. Its products include heavy-duty, medium-duty trucks and buses and light-duty trucks; passenger vans, pickup trucks, tractors and sport utility vehicles; and marine and industrial engines. The company also offers diesel engines to manufacturers in various fields, including construction machinery, agricultural equipment, generator sets and commercial vessels. In addition, it provides after-sales services; commercial vehicle and bus repair services; commercial vehicle rental and commercial vehicle maintenance contract services. Additionally, the company manufactures auto parts and engines. Additionally, it is involved in the import, wholesale, supply and export of vehicles, components and parts; and warehousing and transportation activities, as well as the import, assembly and wholesale of vans and related products. The company was previously known as Diesel Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Isuzu Motors Limited in July 1949. Isuzu Motors Limited was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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