Alphabet Inc Class A (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alphabet Inc Class A and 58.com’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alphabet Inc Class A $110.86 billion 6.76 $12.66 billion $32.05 33.60
58.com $1.54 billion 5.75 $211.89 million $1.33 45.49

Alphabet Inc Class A has higher revenue and earnings than 58.com. Alphabet Inc Class A is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than 58.com, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Alphabet Inc Class A and 58.com, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alphabet Inc Class A 0 4 28 0 2.88
58.com 0 1 3 0 2.75

Alphabet Inc Class A currently has a consensus target price of $1,346.42, indicating a potential upside of 25.01%. 58.com has a consensus target price of $92.00, indicating a potential upside of 52.07%. Given 58.com’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe 58.com is more favorable than Alphabet Inc Class A.

Profitability

This table compares Alphabet Inc Class A and 58.com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alphabet Inc Class A 14.45% 19.40% 14.95%
58.com 14.21% 8.07% 5.60%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.4% of Alphabet Inc Class A shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.3% of 58.com shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.2% of Alphabet Inc Class A shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of 58.com shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Alphabet Inc Class A has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 58.com has a beta of 1.93, suggesting that its stock price is 93% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Alphabet Inc Class A beats 58.com on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alphabet Inc Class A Company Profile

Alphabet Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States and internationally. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes principal Internet products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure and newer efforts, including Virtual Reality. This segment also offers digital content, enterprise cloud services, and hardware products, as well as other miscellaneous products and services. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo, and X, as well as fiber Internet and Television services. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

58.com Company Profile

58.com Inc. operates online classifieds and listing platforms that enable local businesses and consumers to connect, share information, and conduct business in the People's Republic of China. It operates multi-content category online classified platforms primarily under the 58 and Ganji names; and Anjuke, an online real estate listing platform. The company's platform provides various content categories, including jobs, real estate, used goods, automotive, yellow pages, and other local services categories. It offers membership services, such as merchant certification and listing benefits, as well as display of online storefronts; and online marketing services comprising real-time bidding, priority listing, various other lead-generation services, and display advertising. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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