Where Does VinFast Auto Ltd. (NASDAQ:VFS) Rank in the Major EV Stocks in 2024?

We recently compiled a list of the 15 Biggest EV Stocks in the World in 2024 and in this article, we discuss whether VinFast Auto Ltd. (NASDAQ:VFS)'s standing in this report.

According to the Global EV Outlook 2024 by the International Energy Agency, electric car sales surged in 2023, reaching nearly 14 million globally. This represents a 35% jump from 2022 and brings the total number of electric cars on the road to 40 million. Weekly registrations in 2023 surpassed the entire annual total from just ten years ago. Electric cars now account for 18% of all car sales globally, a significant climb from 2% in 2018. This rapid growth indicates a maturing electric car market with strong momentum. Interestingly, battery electric cars make up the majority (70%) of electric vehicles on the road today.

Approximately 95% of these sales were concentrated in China, Europe, and the United States, which dominate new electric car registrations. In these regions, electric cars represent a significant share of their local markets, with over 30% in China and over 20% in Europe. As these three key markets account for two-thirds of total car sales globally, their swift adoption of electric vehicles has a significant influence on worldwide trends.

In addition to US, China, and Europe, emerging markets like Southeast Asia and Brazil are also seeing rising EV sales, supported by various incentives and investments. In terms of the future outlook for electric vehicles, the long-term goals of top automakers in the world are quite ambitious. If achieved, they could put over 20 million electric cars on the road by 2030. This will lead to electric vehicles making up between 42% and 58% of car sales by 2030, exceeding even the most optimistic forecasts. The electric vehicle market size is predicted to reach over $950 billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.7% between 2023 and 2030.

Key drivers for growth in the Global EV market include decreasing EV battery prices and supportive government policies. The fastest-growing market segments are fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and mid-priced EVs. Additionally, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to lead market growth. However, challenges such as high initial investments for charging infrastructure could impede growth.

Where Does VinFast Auto Ltd. (NASDAQ:VFS) Rank in the Major EV Stocks in 2024?

Where Does VinFast Auto Ltd. (NASDAQ:VFS) Rank in the Major EV Stocks in 2024?

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Our Methodology

To compile our list of the 15 biggest EV stocks in the world in 2024, we shortlisted companies on the basis of their market capitalization. We have only included companies that are pure play in the EV sector or have substantial exposure to the sector. The biggest EV stocks in the world in 2024 have been ranked in ascending order of their market capitalization figures in USD. We also scanned our database of 919 hedge funds (as of Q1 2024) to share the number of hedge fund investors, where applicable.

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Is VinFast Auto Ltd. (NASDAQ:VFS) Leading the EV Market in 2024?

VinFast Auto Ltd. (NASDAQ:VFS)

Market Capitalization: $11.43 Billion

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 7

VinFast Auto Ltd. (NASDAQ:VFS) is a Vietnamese multinational car company founded by Vingroup, the leading private conglomerate in Vietnam, established by Pham Nhat Vuong.

VinFast Auto Ltd. (NASDAQ:VFS) unveiled new electric vehicles at CES 2024, including the VF 3 mini SUV and the VF 9 full-size SUV, alongside electric bikes. The company is entering the US market with its VF 8 SUV through agreements with five dealers.

VinFast Auto Ltd. (NASDAQ:VFS) reported strong Q1 2024 results, with revenue reaching $302.6 million. This reflected a YoY increase of 269.7%. Furthermore, the company’s operating loss decreased by 7.8% YoY and 15.4% from Q4 2023. With a market capitalization of over $11 billion, VinFast Auto Ltd. (NASDAQ:VFS) is one of the biggest EV stocks in the world in 2024.

VinFast Auto has an average price target of $6.50, derived from the 12-month forecasts of Wall Street analysts over the past three months. The highest target is $8, while the lowest is $5. This average price target indicates a potential upside of over 35% from the current price levels.

The stock was held by 7 hedge funds at the end of the first quarter of 2024.

Overall, VinFast Auto Ltd. (NASDAQ:VFS) ranks 4th among the 15 biggest EV stocks in the world in 2024. You can visit the 15 Biggest EV Stocks in the World in 2024 to see the other electric vehicle companies that are on the hedge fund radar.

While we acknowledge the potential of electric vehicle companies, our conviction lies in the belief that AI stocks hold greater promise for delivering higher returns and doing so within a shorter timeframe. If you are looking for an AI stock that is more promising than NVIDIA but that trades at less than 5 times its earnings, check out our report about the cheapest AI stock.

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Disclosure. None. This article is originally published on Insider Monkey.

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