HUYA (NYSE: HUYA) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare HUYA to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares HUYA and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
HUYA $678.27 million -$281.83 million 213.70
HUYA Competitors $7.81 billion $1.84 billion 9.41

HUYA’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than HUYA. HUYA is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HUYA -35.91% 4.60% 3.70%
HUYA Competitors -6.57% -11.88% -3.53%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

15.9% of HUYA shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.6% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.5% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for HUYA and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HUYA 1 1 10 0 2.75
HUYA Competitors 743 2640 5630 286 2.59

HUYA presently has a consensus target price of $29.78, suggesting a potential upside of 39.34%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 100.89%. Given HUYA’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe HUYA has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

HUYA competitors beat HUYA on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

HUYA Company Profile

HUYA Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates game live streaming platforms in the People's Republic of China. Its platforms enable broadcasters and viewers to interact during live streaming. The company also provides advertising and online game-related services. As of December 31, 2017, its live streaming content covered approximately 2,600 games, including mobile, PC, and console games. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Guangzhou, China. HUYA Inc. is a subsidiary of YY Inc.

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