(NYSE: CARS) and YY (NASDAQ:YY) are both mid-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for and YY, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score 0 1 2 0 2.67
YY 0 1 11 0 2.92 currently has a consensus target price of $34.50, indicating a potential upside of 23.30%. YY has a consensus target price of $100.36, indicating a potential downside of 24.98%. Given’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe is more favorable than YY.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.4% of YY shares are owned by institutional investors. 43.0% of YY shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares and YY’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio $633.10 million 3.17 $176.37 million N/A N/A
YY $1.18 billion 7.14 $219.49 million $6.22 21.51

YY has higher revenue and earnings than


This table compares and YY’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets 19.24% 8.18% 6.29%
YY 22.23% 34.26% 22.11%


YY beats on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Inc. owns a digital automotive marketplace business ( is an online research destination for car shoppers. The Company is engaged in the sale of online subscription advertising products targeting car dealerships. It offers a suite of products and services targeting the automotive needs of its buyer and seller customers. offers a digital automotive marketplace search engine that helps car buyers to make informed purchasing decisions and helps sellers to engage with a portion of their target customer base. This online automotive marketplace service connects buyers and sellers across five Websites:,,, and Its automotive marketplace products also include credible user and automotive and dealer reviews. It is also engaged in the sale of display advertising to national advertisers. Car buyers and car owners interface with primarily through the sites and mobile applications.

About YY

YY Inc. (YY) is a social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, video and text on personal computers and mobile devices. The Company’s segments include YY IVAS and others, Huya broadcasting, and 100 Education. YY enables users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a range of online activities, including music shows, online games, dating shows, live game broadcasting and e-learning. YY offers users an entertainment experience through its social community. It owns the domain names of,,,, and The Company’s YY platform, including, is jointly operated by personnel from Guangzhou Huaduo and Zhuhai Duowan. Its product, YY Client, enables users to engage in live interactions online. Its Web-based YY enables users to conduct real-time interactions through Web browsers without requiring any downloads or installations.

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