LI Stock Overview
Li Auto Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells smart electric sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in China.
Li Auto Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$29.17|
|52 Week High||US$37.45|
|52 Week Low||US$15.98|
|1 Month Change||-2.67%|
|3 Month Change||-9.66%|
|1 Year Change||-17.53%|
|3 Year Change||n/a|
|5 Year Change||n/a|
|Change since IPO||77.22%|
Recent News & Updates
Is Li Auto Stock A Buy, Sell, Or Hold After Recent Earnings?
Li Auto reported Q3 earnings highlighted by strong sales momentum and improving margins. The company is benefiting from several tailwinds supporting demand for electric vehicles in China which continue to gain market penetration. We are bullish on the stock which we believe is undervalued relative to EV peers in the region.
|LI||US Auto||US Market|
Return vs Industry: LI underperformed the US Auto industry which returned 10.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LI underperformed the US Market which returned 6.6% over the past year.
|LI Average Weekly Movement||9.2%|
|Auto Industry Average Movement||10.0%|
|Market Average Movement||6.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.4%|
Stable Share Price: LI is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.
Volatility Over Time: LI's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Li Auto Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells smart electric sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in China. It offers Li ONE, a six-seat electric SUV that equipped with a range of extension system and smart vehicle solutions. The company was formerly known as Leading Ideal Inc. and changed its name to Li Auto Inc. in July 2020.
Li Auto Fundamentals Summary
|LI fundamental statistics|
Is LI overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|LI income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||CN¥16.43b|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.50|
|Net Profit Margin||-2.48%|
How did LI perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Li Auto undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: LI ($29.17) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($64.29)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LI is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Auto industry average.
PE vs Market: LI is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LI's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.6x) compared to the US Auto industry average (3.4x).
How is Li Auto forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LI is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: LI is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: LI's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: LI's revenue (33.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LI's revenue (33.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: LI's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.4%).
How has Li Auto performed over the past 5 years?
Last years earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LI is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: LI is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if LI's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LI's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: LI is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Auto industry (210.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LI has a negative Return on Equity (-1.25%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Li Auto's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LI's short term assets (CN¥51.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (CN¥9.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: LI's short term assets (CN¥51.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥8.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LI has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if LI's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable LI has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: LI is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 112.9% per year.
What is Li Auto current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LI's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LI's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LI's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Xiang Li (40 yo)
Mr. Xiang Li is a Founder of Li Auto Inc. and serves as its Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Li serves as the Chairman and General Manager of Family & Car Co. and Car & Home Corporation....
Experienced Management: LI's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: LI's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 19.5%.
Li Auto Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Li Auto Inc.
- Ticker: LI
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 2015
- Industry: Automobile Manufacturers
- Sector: Automobiles
- Implied Market Cap: US$29.642b
- Shares outstanding: 1.02b
- Website: https://www.lixiang.com
Number of Employees
- Li Auto Inc.
- 11 Wenliang Street
- Shunyi District
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/21 00:16|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/20 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.