Critical Analysis: Qunar Cayman Islands (QUNR) & YY (YY)
Qunar Cayman Islands (NASDAQ: QUNR) and YY (NASDAQ:YY) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
4.9% of Qunar Cayman Islands shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.7% of YY shares are held by institutional investors. 43.0% of YY shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Qunar Cayman Islands and YY, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Qunar Cayman Islands||0||0||0||0||N/A|
YY has a consensus price target of $70.21, suggesting a potential downside of 10.93%. Given YY’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe YY is more favorable than Qunar Cayman Islands.
This table compares Qunar Cayman Islands and YY’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Qunar Cayman Islands||-67.87%||-291.65%||-30.15%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Qunar Cayman Islands and YY’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Qunar Cayman Islands||N/A||N/A||N/A||($8.43)||-3.61|
Qunar Cayman Islands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than YY, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility & Risk
Qunar Cayman Islands has a beta of 2.05, suggesting that its stock price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YY has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.
YY beats Qunar Cayman Islands on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Qunar Cayman Islands Company Profile
Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (Qunar) is engaged in offering mobile and online commerce platform for travel in China. The Company offers a range of travel products, including flights, hotels, vacations packages, attraction tickets and other travel related offerings. The Company offers Qunar Travel, which is a mobile application that enables its users to search for and purchase travel products. The Company’s software as a service (SaaS) system provides an online presence for over 360,000 travel service providers. Its search engine provides real-time travel products information directly sourced from travel service providers and through its SaaS platform. The Company’s main lines of business include flight tickets, hotels, vacation packages and attraction tickets. It offers display advertising, train tickets, car services, tour guides and other services. Its system provides instant confirmation of booking, rescheduling and cancellation for its flight ticket transactions.
YY Company Profile
YY Inc. (YY) is a social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, video and text on personal computers and mobile devices. The Company’s segments include YY IVAS and others, Huya broadcasting, and 100 Education. YY enables users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a range of online activities, including music shows, online games, dating shows, live game broadcasting and e-learning. YY offers users an entertainment experience through its social community. It owns the domain names of YY.com, Duowan.com, 100.com, Huya.com, Edu24ol.com and Zhiniu8.com. The Company’s YY platform, including YY.com, is jointly operated by personnel from Guangzhou Huaduo and Zhuhai Duowan. Its product, YY Client, enables users to engage in live interactions online. Its Web-based YY enables users to conduct real-time interactions through Web browsers without requiring any downloads or installations.
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