Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) and Pintec Technology (NASDAQ:PT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.4% of Trade Desk shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Pintec Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 17.4% of Trade Desk shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.1% of Pintec Technology shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Trade Desk and Pintec Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trade Desk 17.41% 24.41% 9.12%
Pintec Technology N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Trade Desk and Pintec Technology, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trade Desk 1 7 9 0 2.47
Pintec Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

Trade Desk presently has a consensus target price of $194.38, suggesting a potential downside of 17.40%. Given Trade Desk’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Trade Desk is more favorable than Pintec Technology.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Trade Desk and Pintec Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Trade Desk $477.29 million 21.95 $88.14 million $1.92 122.56
Pintec Technology $153.10 million 0.72 $1.07 million N/A N/A

Trade Desk has higher revenue and earnings than Pintec Technology.


Trade Desk beats Pintec Technology on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Trade Desk Company Profile

The Trade Desk, Inc., a technology company, provides a self-service omnichannel software platform that enables clients to purchase and manage data-driven digital advertising campaigns in the United States and internationally. The company's platform allows clients to manage integrated advertising campaigns in various advertising channels and formats, including display, video, audio, native and social, and on a multitude of devices, such as computers, mobile devices, and connected TV (CTV). It serves advertising agencies and other service providers for advertisers. The Trade Desk, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Ventura, California.

Pintec Technology Company Profile

Pintec Technology Holdings Limited, through with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of an online technology platform that enables financial services in the People's Republic of China. The company connects business partners and financial partners on its open platform and enables them to provide financial services to end users. Its technology platform include a lending solution for borrowers to originate loans; a lending solution for borrowers who want to finance online purchases; and a wealth management solution for asset management companies and insurance companies to facilitate the sales of products. Pintec Technology Holdings Limited has a strategic cooperation agreement with China National Investment & Guaranty Corporation to develop digital lending technologies in China; a strategic partnership with Best Wonder Co. Ltd. to develop digital lending solutions to support small and micro-sized enterprises; and a partnership with China UnionPay Merchant Services Co., Ltd. to develop customized digital lending solutions to serve small and micro-sized enterprises. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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