Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) vs. The Competition Critical Comparison

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.1% of Autohome shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Autohome shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.2% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Autohome $979.92 million $238.72 million 32.13
Autohome Competitors $942.22 million $116.70 million 53.29

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 -0.14% 26.79% 6.18%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations 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 445 1704 2646 106 2.49

Autohome presently has a consensus price target of $58.33, suggesting a potential downside of 2.91%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 2.77%. Given Autohome’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Autohome has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

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

Summary

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

Autohome Company Profile

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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