Contrasting 58.com (WUBA) and Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (TRIP)
58.com (NASDAQ: TRIP) and Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:TRIP) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
59.1% of 58.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.9% of Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of 58.com shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares 58.com and Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|58.com||$1.54 billion||7.08||$211.89 million||$1.33||56.01|
|Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock||$1.56 billion||4.42||-$19.00 million||$0.48||104.25|
58.com has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock. 58.com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations for 58.com and Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock||2||18||2||0||2.00|
58.com currently has a consensus target price of $92.00, indicating a potential upside of 23.51%. Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock has a consensus target price of $46.38, indicating a potential downside of 7.32%. Given 58.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe 58.com is more favorable than Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock.
This table compares 58.com and Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock||-1.40%||4.36%||2.63%|
Risk and Volatility
58.com has a beta of 1.95, indicating that its stock price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.
58.com beats Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
58.com Inc. operates online classifieds and listing platforms that enable local businesses and consumers to connect, share information, and conduct business in the People's Republic of China. It operates multi-content category online classified platforms primarily under the 58 and Ganji names; and Anjuke, an online real estate listing platform. The company's platform provides various content categories, including jobs, real estate, used goods, automotive, yellow pages, and other local services categories. It offers membership services, such as merchant certification and listing benefits, as well as display of online storefronts; and online marketing services comprising real-time bidding, priority listing, various other lead-generation services, and display advertising. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
About Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock
TripAdvisor, Inc. operates as an online travel company. The company operates in two segments, Hotel and Non-Hotel. Its travel platform aggregates reviews and opinions of members about destinations, accommodations, activities and attractions, and restaurants, which enables users to research and plan their travel experiences, as well as book hotels, flights, cruises, vacation rentals, tours, activities and attractions, and restaurant reservations on its site or mobile app, or on the site or app of travel partner sites. The company operates TripAdvisor-branded Websites, including tripadvisor.com in the United States; and localized versions of the Website in 48 markets and 28 languages. It also manages and operates 20 other media brands that provide users the comprehensive travel-planning and trip-taking resources in the travel industry, such as airfarewatchdog.com, bookingbuddy.com, citymaps.com, cruisecritic.com, familyvacationcritic.com, flipkey.com, thefork.com, gateguru.com, holidaylettings.co.uk, holidaywatchdog.com, housetrip.com, jetsetter.com, niumba.com, onetime.com, oyster.com, seatguru.com, smartertravel.com, tingo.com, vacationhomerentals.com, and viator.com. The company's Websites feature 600 million reviews and opinions on 7.5 million places comprising 1.2 million hotels, inns, B&Bs, and specialty lodging; 750,000 vacation rentals; 4.6 million restaurants; and 915,000 activities and attractions worldwide. TripAdvisor, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts.
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