Autohome (NYSE: ATHM) and Rightside Group (NASDAQ:NAME) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Autohome and Rightside Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Autohome 0 0 4 0 3.00
Rightside Group 0 1 0 0 2.00

Autohome currently has a consensus price target of $58.33, indicating a potential downside of 10.87%. Rightside Group has a consensus price target of $10.60, indicating a potential downside of 0.09%. Given Rightside Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Rightside Group is more favorable than Autohome.

Profitability

This table compares Autohome and Rightside Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Autohome 23.17% 22.64% 15.55%
Rightside Group -39.04% -15.14% -8.53%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Autohome and Rightside Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Autohome $958.29 million 7.92 $233.45 million $1.87 35.00
Rightside Group N/A N/A N/A $2.11 5.03

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

40.2% of Autohome shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.4% of Rightside Group shares are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Autohome shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of Rightside Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Autohome has a beta of 2.19, suggesting that its share price is 119% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rightside Group has a beta of -0.76, suggesting that its share price is 176% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Autohome beats Rightside Group on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Autohome

Autohome Inc. is an online destination for automobile consumers in China. The Company is engaged in the provision of online advertising and dealer subscription services in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Company, through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, and mobile applications, delivers content to automobile buyers and owners. These services are offered to automakers and dealers, and advertising agencies that represent automakers and dealers in the automobile industry. The Company’s autohome.com.cn targets automobile consumers with a focus on new automobiles. The Company’s professionally produced content is created by editorial team and includes automobile-related articles and reviews, pricing trends in various local markets, and photos and video clips. Its database also includes new and used automobile listings and promotional information. Its dealer subscription services allow dealers to market their inventory and services through its Websites.

About Rightside Group

Rightside Group, Ltd. is a provider of domain name services that enable businesses and consumers to find, establish and maintain their digital address. The Company is a registrar, offering domain name registration and other related services to resellers and domain name registrants. It provides infrastructure services through its eNom brand. It has over 16.5 million domain names under management. It has a portfolio of over 40 generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) acquired through Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)’s expansion of new gTLDs. It has launched all of its gTLDs, including .NEWS, .LIVE, and .FAMILY, into general availability in the marketplace. Its registry services business builds a distribution network of over 125 ICANN accredited registrars, including GoDaddy, eNom and Name.com, as well as other complementary distribution partners, such as Website builders and e-mail service providers, that offer its gTLD domain names to businesses and consumers.

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