Analyzing 58.com (WUBA) and The Competition
58.com (NYSE: WUBA) is one of 51 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare 58.com to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares 58.com and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|58.com||$1.33 billion||$230.09 million||395.12|
|58.com Competitors||$946.15 million||$117.75 million||46.26|
58.com has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. 58.com is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares 58.com and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
58.com has a beta of 2.15, meaning that its share price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 58.com’s peers have a beta of 1.31, meaning that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for 58.com and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
58.com currently has a consensus target price of $53.10, indicating a potential downside of 20.95%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 1.62%. Given 58.com’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe 58.com has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
61.2% of 58.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.7% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of 58.com 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
58.com peers beat 58.com on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
58.com Company Profile
58.com Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s business consists of its online classifieds and listing platforms. Its online classifieds and listings platforms enable local merchants and consumers to connect, share information and conduct business in China. These platforms include 58, Ganji and Anjuke. 58 and Ganji are online multi-content category-classified advertising platforms, while Anjuke is an online real estate listing platform. In addition, 58 Daojia Inc., its subsidiary, operates a mobile-based closed-loop transactional platform for home services, which directly connects consumers and individual service providers for local services, such as home cleaning, moving services and manicure services provided at home. Its classifieds and listing platforms contain local information for over 480 cities across various content categories, including jobs, real estate, used goods, automotive and yellow pages. It also offers membership, online marketing services and e-commerce services.
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