Head to Head Review: Autohome (ATHM) vs. Qunar Cayman Islands (QUNR)

Autohome (NYSE: ATHM) and Qunar Cayman Islands (NASDAQ:QUNR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Autohome and Qunar Cayman Islands, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Autohome 0 1 4 0 2.80
Qunar Cayman Islands 0 0 1 0 3.00

Autohome presently has a consensus target price of $50.00, indicating a potential downside of 22.37%. Qunar Cayman Islands has a consensus target price of $51.00, indicating a potential upside of 67.71%. Given Qunar Cayman Islands’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Qunar Cayman Islands is more favorable than Autohome.

Risk and Volatility

Autohome has a beta of 2.25, indicating that its share price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qunar Cayman Islands has a beta of 2.05, indicating that its share price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Autohome and Qunar Cayman Islands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Autohome 23.17% 22.64% 15.55%
Qunar Cayman Islands -67.87% -291.65% -30.15%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.5% of Autohome shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.9% of Qunar Cayman Islands shares are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Autohome shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Autohome and Qunar Cayman Islands’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Autohome $953.10 million 7.84 $232.19 million $1.87 34.44
Qunar Cayman Islands N/A N/A N/A ($8.43) -3.61

Autohome has higher revenue and earnings than Qunar Cayman Islands. Qunar Cayman Islands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Autohome, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Autohome beats Qunar Cayman Islands on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Qunar Cayman Islands

Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (Qunar) is engaged in offering mobile and online commerce platform for travel in China. The Company offers a range of travel products, including flights, hotels, vacations packages, attraction tickets and other travel related offerings. The Company offers Qunar Travel, which is a mobile application that enables its users to search for and purchase travel products. The Company’s software as a service (SaaS) system provides an online presence for over 360,000 travel service providers. Its search engine provides real-time travel products information directly sourced from travel service providers and through its SaaS platform. The Company’s main lines of business include flight tickets, hotels, vacation packages and attraction tickets. It offers display advertising, train tickets, car services, tour guides and other services. Its system provides instant confirmation of booking, rescheduling and cancellation for its flight ticket transactions.




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