Shift Technologies (NASDAQ:SFT) vs. Jiuzi (NASDAQ:JZXN) Critical Analysis

Shift Technologies (NASDAQ:SFT) and Jiuzi (NASDAQ:JZXN) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Shift Technologies and Jiuzi, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shift Technologies 0 1 11 0 2.92
Jiuzi 0 0 0 0 N/A

Shift Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $13.80, indicating a potential upside of 75.35%. Given Shift Technologies’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Shift Technologies is more favorable than Jiuzi.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

49.6% of Shift Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of Jiuzi shares are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of Shift Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Shift Technologies and Jiuzi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shift Technologies -25.94% -85.42% -43.45%
Jiuzi N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Shift Technologies and Jiuzi’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Shift Technologies $195.72 million 3.38 -$59.15 million ($4.15) -1.90
Jiuzi $7.98 million 7.09 N/A N/A N/A

Jiuzi has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Shift Technologies.


Shift Technologies beats Jiuzi on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Shift Technologies Company Profile

Shift Technologies, Inc. provides end-to-end auto ecommerce platform for buying and selling of used cars. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Wholesale. It engages in the retail sale of used vehicles through its platform that enables mobile digital transaction, such as car searching, scheduling an on-demand test drive, and purchasing at home or at the preferred site of a test drive, as well as provides financing and services. The company also provides value added products, such as vehicle service contracts, guaranteed asset protection waiver coverage, prepaid maintenance plans, and appearance protection plan. In addition, it is involved in the sale of used vehicles through wholesale auctions or directly to a wholesaler. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Jiuzi Company Profile

Jiuzi Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, sells new energy vehicles, and related components and parts through its franchises and retail stores under the Jiuzi brand name in China. It also sells plug-in electric vehicles. The company operates 18 franchise stores and 1 company-owned store. Jiuzi Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is based in Hangzhou, China.

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