Autohome (NYSE: ATHM) is one of 50 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Autohome to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Autohome and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Autohome $979.92 million $238.72 million 33.52
Autohome Competitors $942.22 million $116.70 million 54.09

Autohome has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Autohome is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Autohome and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Autohome 23.17% 22.64% 15.55%
Autohome Competitors -0.99% 25.12% 5.36%

Volatility and Risk

Autohome has a beta of 2.19, meaning that its stock price is 119% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autohome’s competitors have a beta of 1.36, meaning that their average stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.1% of Autohome shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.5% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Autohome and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Autohome 0 0 4 0 3.00
Autohome Competitors 443 1696 2636 106 2.49

Autohome currently has a consensus target price of $58.33, indicating a potential downside of 6.93%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.94%. Given Autohome’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Autohome has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Autohome beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

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.

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