Rightside Group (NASDAQ: NAME) and Youku Tudou (NYSE:YOKU) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

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This table compares Rightside Group and Youku Tudou’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rightside Group -39.04% -15.14% -8.53%
Youku Tudou -23.48% -12.96% -9.88%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Rightside Group and Youku Tudou’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rightside Group N/A N/A N/A ($2.09) -0.24
Youku Tudou N/A N/A N/A ($1.28) -21.52

Youku Tudou is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rightside Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Rightside Group and Youku Tudou, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rightside Group 0 1 0 0 2.00
Youku Tudou 0 0 0 0 N/A

Rightside Group currently has a consensus target price of $10.60, suggesting a potential upside of 1,978.43%. Given Rightside Group’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Rightside Group is more favorable than Youku Tudou.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.4% of Rightside Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Rightside Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Rightside Group beats Youku Tudou on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Rightside Group Company Profile

Rightside Group, Ltd. is a provider of domain name services that enable businesses and consumers to find, establish and maintain their digital address. The Company is a registrar, offering domain name registration and other related services to resellers and domain name registrants. It provides infrastructure services through its eNom brand. It has over 16.5 million domain names under management. It has a portfolio of over 40 generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) acquired through Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)’s expansion of new gTLDs. It has launched all of its gTLDs, including .NEWS, .LIVE, and .FAMILY, into general availability in the marketplace. Its registry services business builds a distribution network of over 125 ICANN accredited registrars, including GoDaddy, eNom and Name.com, as well as other complementary distribution partners, such as Website builders and e-mail service providers, that offer its gTLD domain names to businesses and consumers.

Youku Tudou Company Profile

Youku Tudou Inc. is an Internet television company in the People’s Republic of China. The Company’s Youku and Tudou platforms enable users to search, view and share video content across multiple devices. Its monthly visitors from home and office personal computer (PC) users numbered approximately 256 million and 169 million for Youku platform and Tudou platform, respectively. Through its Youku and Tudou platforms, it has built an online video content library. The videos accessible on its two platforms are produced content, such as television serial dramas, movies, variety shows, current events reports and music videos. The remaining content consists of user-generated content and in-house productions. The Company licenses professionally produced video content at fixed rates for a specified term. The terms of its licenses vary depending on the type of content and producer, though the terms for television serial dramas and movies range from six months to ten years.

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