Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) and Yext (NYSE:YEXT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Weibo Corporation and Yext’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weibo Corporation 23.22% 24.45% 17.30%
Yext N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Weibo Corporation and Yext, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weibo Corporation 0 0 8 0 3.00
Yext 0 2 3 0 2.60

Weibo Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $86.71, suggesting a potential downside of 9.18%. Yext has a consensus target price of $16.25, suggesting a potential upside of 36.67%. Given Yext’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Yext is more favorable than Weibo Corporation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

19.6% of Weibo Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.2% of Yext shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Weibo Corporation and Yext’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Weibo Corporation $842.20 million 23.50 $260.90 million $0.87 109.75
Yext $145.43 million 7.38 -$52.13 million N/A N/A

Weibo Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Yext.

Summary

Weibo Corporation beats Yext on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Weibo Corporation Company Profile

Weibo Corporation is a social media platform for people to create, distribute and discover Chinese-language content. The Company provides ways for people and organizations to publicly express themselves in real time, interact with others on a global platform and stay connected with the world. It operates in two segments: advertising and marketing services and other services. It offers self-expression products that enable its users to express themselves on its platform; social products to promote social interaction between users on its platform; discovery products to help users discover content on its platform, and notifications to notify users on Weibo account activities through short message service (SMS) or push notification on their device. It offers advertising and marketing solutions to enable its customers to promote their brands and conduct marketing activities. It offers its platform partners with tools and application programming interfaces (APIs).

Yext Company Profile

Yext Inc. is a knowledge engine provider. Yext puts business on the map. The Yext Knowledge Engine enables companies to manage their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to over 100 services in the PowerListings Network, including Apple Maps, Bing, Cortana, Facebook, Google, Google Maps, Instagram, Siri and Yelp. Yext Listings, Pages and Reviews help businesses around the globe and facilitate face-to-face digital interactions. Yext Knowledge Engine enables businesses to control and manage their digital knowledge and makes it available through the PowerListings Network of over 100 third-party maps, apps, search engines, intelligent GPS systems, digital assistants, vertical directories and social networks in a complete, up to date and accurate manner.

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