NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES) and Intralinks (NYSE:IL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares NetEase and Intralinks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NetEase 25.34% 31.84% 21.48%
Intralinks -1.63% -1.87% -1.13%

Dividends

NetEase pays an annual dividend of $2.91 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Intralinks does not pay a dividend. NetEase pays out 20.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

50.7% of NetEase shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.2% of Intralinks shares are owned by institutional investors. 54.7% of NetEase shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 32.3% of Intralinks shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NetEase and Intralinks’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NetEase $5.50 billion 8.27 $1.67 billion $14.47 23.79
Intralinks N/A N/A N/A ($0.35) N/A

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for NetEase and Intralinks, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NetEase 3 4 8 0 2.33
Intralinks 0 5 0 0 2.00

NetEase presently has a consensus target price of $322.77, suggesting a potential downside of 6.23%. Intralinks has a consensus target price of $13.25, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. Given Intralinks’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Intralinks is more favorable than NetEase.

Summary

NetEase beats Intralinks on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NetEase

NetEase, Inc. (NetEase) is a technology company. The Company operates an interactive online community in China and is a provider of Chinese language content and services through its online games, Internet media, e-mail, e-commerce and other businesses. The Company operates through three segments: Online Game Services; Advertising Services, and E-mail, E-commerce and Others. Its online games business primarily focuses on offering personal computer (PC)-client massively multi-player online role-playing games (PC-client MMORPGs), as well as mobile games to the Chinese market. The NetEase Websites provide Internet users with Chinese language online services centered over three core service categories, which include content, community and communication. Its online advertising offerings include banner advertising, direct e-mail, sponsored special events, games, contests and other activities. It offers free and fee-based premium e-mail services to its individual users and corporate users.

About Intralinks

Intralinks Holdings, Inc. is a technology provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure enterprise content collaboration within and among organizations. The Company’s cloud-based solutions enable organizations to manage, control, track, search, exchange and collaborate on sensitive information inside and outside the firewall. Its solutions enables its customers to manage electronic information, accelerate information-intensive business processes, optimize critical information workflows, meet regulatory and risk management requirements, and collaborate with business counterparties. The Company delivers its solutions through a cloud-based model, making them available on-demand over the Internet using a multi-tenant SaaS architecture. The Company serves enterprises and governmental agencies across a range of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, biotechnology, consumer, energy, legal, professional services, insurance and technology.

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