ABB (NYSE:ABB) & UQM Technologies (UQM) Head to Head Comparison

ABB (NYSE: ABB) and UQM Technologies (NYSE:UQM) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.


This table compares ABB and UQM Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ABB 6.87% 18.62% 6.55%
UQM Technologies -75.36% -79.21% -48.50%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for ABB and UQM Technologies, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ABB 2 6 5 0 2.23
UQM Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00

ABB currently has a consensus target price of $23.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.28%. UQM Technologies has a consensus target price of $2.00, indicating a potential upside of 147.52%. Given UQM Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe UQM Technologies is more favorable than ABB.


ABB pays an annual dividend of $0.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. UQM Technologies does not pay a dividend. ABB pays out 67.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ABB has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.1% of ABB shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ABB and UQM Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ABB $33.56 billion 1.44 $4.26 billion $1.08 21.03
UQM Technologies $5.36 million 7.33 -$16.36 million N/A N/A

ABB has higher revenue and earnings than UQM Technologies.


ABB beats UQM Technologies on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ABB

ABB Ltd (ABB) is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Electrification Products, Robotics and Motion, Industrial Automation, Power Grids, and Corporate and Other. It operates through four divisions: Electrification Products, Robotics and Motion, Industrial Automation and Power Grids. It is engaged in serving customers in utilities, industry and transport and infrastructure. The Electrification Products segment manufactures and sells products and services including low and medium-voltage switchgear, breakers, switches and control products. The Robotics and Motion segment manufactures and sells motors, generators, variable speed drives and robots and robotics. The Industrial Automation segment develops and sells control and plant optimization systems, and automation products and solutions. The Power Grids segment supplies power and automation products, systems, and service and software solutions.

About UQM Technologies

UQM Technologies, Inc., (UQM) develops, manufactures and sells electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel cell compressors for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine, military and industrial markets. The Company’s focus is incorporating its technology as propulsion systems for electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles, delivering the heart of the electric vehicle. UQM’s principal products include propulsion motors and generators with power ratings from 50 kilowatts to 250 kilowatts, auxiliary motors and electronic controls and direct current (DC)-to-DC converters. The Company has developed two basic frame size propulsion systems: the PowerPhase Pro for passenger car, light commercial applications, light duty marine and other lighter duty applications, and the PowerPhase HD lineup of products for heavier commercial bus and truck applications and heavier duty marine and other applications.

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