GrubHub (NASDAQ: GRUB) and Telenav (NASDAQ:TNAV) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and profitabiliy.

Profitability

This table compares GrubHub and Telenav’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GrubHub 11.35% 7.21% 5.83%
Telenav -27.87% -30.87% -18.26%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for GrubHub and Telenav, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GrubHub 1 7 13 0 2.57
Telenav 0 0 4 0 3.00

GrubHub currently has a consensus price target of $48.15, indicating a potential downside of 13.74%. Telenav has a consensus price target of $12.75, indicating a potential upside of 99.22%. Given Telenav’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Telenav is more favorable than GrubHub.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.6% of Telenav shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.6% of Telenav shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares GrubHub and Telenav’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GrubHub $537.22 million 8.96 $124.35 million N/A N/A
Telenav $177.05 million 1.58 -$29.19 million ($1.08) -5.93

GrubHub has higher revenue and earnings than Telenav.

Summary

GrubHub beats Telenav on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GrubHub

Grubhub Inc. provides an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders. Its products include Grubhub and Seamless Mobile Applications and Mobile Website, Grubhub and Seamless Websites, Corporate Program, Delivery, Allmenus and MenuPages, Grubhub for Restaurants, and Restaurant Websites. As of December 31, 2016, the Company connected more than 50,000 local restaurants with diners in more than 1,100 cities across the United States. In certain markets, the Company also provides delivery services to restaurants on its platform that do not have their own delivery operations. The Company provides diners on the platform with a personalized platform that helps them search for local restaurants and then place an order from an Internet-connected device. It also provides diners with information about their orders and status. The Company also provides delivery services to restaurants on its platform that do not have their own delivery operations.

About Telenav

TeleNav, Inc. (Telenav) is a provider of location-based platform services. The Company’s services consist of its automotive and mobile navigation platform and its advertising delivery platform. The Company operates through three segments: automotive, advertising and mobile navigation. The automotive segment provides its map and navigation platform to auto manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for distribution with their vehicles. The advertising segment provides interactive mobile advertisements on behalf of its advertising clients to consumers based on the location of the user and other targeting capabilities. The mobile navigation segment provides its map and navigation platform to end users through mobile devices. The Company’s auto and mobile navigation platform allows it to deliver location-based services to auto manufacturers, developers and end users through various distribution channels, including wireless carriers.

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