MeetMe (NASDAQ: MEET) and Sina Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

MeetMe has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sina Corporation has a beta of 1.24, meaning that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for MeetMe and Sina Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MeetMe 0 0 4 0 3.00
Sina Corporation 0 1 6 0 2.86

MeetMe currently has a consensus price target of $9.25, indicating a potential upside of 113.13%. Sina Corporation has a consensus price target of $95.61, indicating a potential downside of 0.53%. Given MeetMe’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe MeetMe is more favorable than Sina Corporation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MeetMe and Sina Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MeetMe $82.86 million 3.64 $26.44 million $0.24 18.08
Sina Corporation $1.11 billion 6.14 $193.38 million $3.28 29.30

Sina Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than MeetMe. MeetMe is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sina Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.7% of MeetMe shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of Sina Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of MeetMe shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of Sina Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares MeetMe and Sina Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MeetMe 15.95% 12.21% 11.58%
Sina Corporation 22.36% 6.19% 4.20%

Summary

Sina Corporation beats MeetMe on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MeetMe

The Meet Group, Inc., formerly MeetMe, Inc., offers a portfolio of mobile applications. The Company operates location-based social networks for meeting new people on mobile platforms, including on iPhone, Android, iPad and other tablets, and on the Web that facilitate interactions among users, and helps users to connect and chat with each other. The Company offers online marketing capabilities, which enable marketers to display their advertisements in different formats and in different locations. The Company holds interest in Skout, Inc. (Skout), which serves as a global mobile network for meeting new people. The Company’s social networking products include Chat, Profile and Friends. Its social discovery products facilitate interactions among members. The Company’s social discovery products include Meet, Discuss and Buzz, and Interested. The Company’s products also include Social Theater.

About Sina Corporation

Sina Corporation is an online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities. The Company’s digital media network of SINA.com (portal), SINA mobile (mobile portal and mobile applications) and Weibo (social media) enables Internet users to access professional media and user generated content (UGCs) in multi-media formats from personal computers and mobile devices, and share their interests with friends and acquaintances. The Company’s segments include Portal advertising, Weibo Corporation (Weibo) and Others. SINA.com is an online media property, which provides professional digital contents to users and offers online brand advertising and marketing solutions to customers. Weibo is a social media platform for people to create, distribute and discover Chinese-language content. It offers eReading, a shop for book reviews, as well as complimentary and fee-based online book reading. It offers SINA Blog, a Website in China for bloggers to publish and read original writings.

Receive News & Ratings for MeetMe Inc. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for MeetMe Inc. and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.