Autohome (ATHM) & Its Rivals Financial Comparison

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

40.1% of Autohome shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Autohome shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.9% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Autohome and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Autohome $968.59 million $235.96 million 34.32
Autohome Competitors $940.86 million $116.44 million 54.26

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

Risk & Volatility

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

Profitability

This table compares Autohome and its peers’ 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 -0.09% 27.21% 6.31%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Autohome and its peers, 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 1695 2634 106 2.49

Autohome presently has a consensus price target of $58.33, indicating a potential downside of 9.10%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.90%. Given Autohome’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Autohome has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Autohome beats its peers 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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