Which of the following two companies would you invest in?

When you are looking to invest in a publicly listed company, what factors do you consider before making your investment?

Do you consider the company’s:

  • Market capitalisation
  • Price-earnings ratio
  • Net profit
  • Earnings per share
  • Revenue growth
  • Profit growth
  • Dividends paid by the company
  • Market share
  • Future viability of the company’s product 
  • Financial projections

Well, based on your criteria, which of the two following companies would you invest in? (data from 31st August 2020)

Share priceUS$447US$133
Company worthUS$206 billionUS$203 billion
Motor vehicles sold$368,000$9,000,000
Revenue$21 billion$253 billion
Gross Profit Margin21%17%
P/E ratio1,28613
Revenue Growth48%1%
DebtUS$13 billionUS$90 billion
CashUS$8.5 billionUS$54 billion
Company’s name TeslaToyota
(data from 31st August 2020)
Source:  MacroTrends.net

So which share would you buy?

Tesla’s story is a lot more appealing than Toyota’s, but would you invest in Tesla rather than Toyota?  

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