WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) and Angie’s List (NASDAQ:ANGI) are both internet services – nec companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.0% of WebMD Health Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.0% of Angie’s List shares are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of WebMD Health Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.2% of Angie’s List shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares WebMD Health Corp. and Angie’s List’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WebMD Health Corp. N/A N/A N/A $1.93 34.45
Angie’s List $323.33 million 2.24 -$7.85 million ($0.12) -96.41

WebMD Health Corp. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Angie’s List. Angie’s List is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than WebMD Health Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for WebMD Health Corp. and Angie’s List, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WebMD Health Corp. 0 6 2 0 2.25
Angie’s List 1 4 5 0 2.40

WebMD Health Corp. presently has a consensus price target of $64.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.73%. Angie’s List has a consensus price target of $11.91, indicating a potential upside of 2.91%. Given Angie’s List’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Angie’s List is more favorable than WebMD Health Corp..

Profitability

This table compares WebMD Health Corp. and Angie’s List’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WebMD Health Corp. 10.74% 15.50% 4.32%
Angie’s List -17.04% -25.20% -14.67%

WebMD Health Corp. Company Profile

WebMD Health Corp. is a provider of health information services. The Company provides its services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals through its Websites, mobile applications and health-focused publications. Advertisers and sponsors use The WebMD Health Network to reach and engage healthcare professionals and consumers who are interested in healthy living, wellness, diseases and conditions, and other health-related topics. It also markets services under the WebMD Health Services brand that help employers and health plans improve the health and wellness of their employee and plan participant populations. The WebMD Health Network includes www.WebMD.com, its primary Website for consumers and related mobile applications; www.Medscape.com, its primary Website for physicians and other healthcare professionals and related mobile applications; and other Websites through which it provides its branded health and wellness content, tools and services.

Angie’s List Company Profile

ANGI Homeservices Inc. is focused on creating digital marketplace for home services, connecting homeowners across the globe with home service professionals. The Company operates 10 brands including Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, HomeStars, Instapro, MyBuilder, MyHammer, Travaux, Werkspot, CraftJack and mHelpDesk. The Company’s brand portfolio provides homeowners with tools and resources for home repair, maintenance and improvement projects. Angie’s List is America’s online review platform and provides services ranging from home repair, maintenance and improvement to auto service and health care. HomeAdvisor is the operator of the home services marketplace across the globe. HomeStars is online platform connecting homeowners with home renovators, repairmen and retailers throughout Canada. Instapro is Italy’s home services network connecting homeowners with service professionals for home renovation projects.

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