Qutoutiao (NASDAQ: QTT) is one of 12,946 publicly-traded companies in the “” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Qutoutiao to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Qutoutiao and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qutoutiao N/A N/A N/A
Qutoutiao Competitors -172.56% 8.25% 2.20%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Qutoutiao and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qutoutiao 0 3 1 0 2.25
Qutoutiao Competitors 59216 225226 293100 12044 2.44

Qutoutiao presently has a consensus target price of $10.85, indicating a potential downside of 30.58%. As a group, “” companies have a potential upside of 24.23%. Given Qutoutiao’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Qutoutiao has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Qutoutiao shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of shares of all “” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Qutoutiao and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Qutoutiao $43.70 million -$294.51 million -7.44
Qutoutiao Competitors $7.25 billion $565.03 million 12.41

Qutoutiao’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Qutoutiao. Qutoutiao is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Qutoutiao peers beat Qutoutiao on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

About Qutoutiao

Qutoutiao Inc. develops an application for news in China. Qutoutiao Inc. was formerly known as Qtech Ltd. and changed its name to Qutoutiao Inc. in July 2018. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Shanghai, China.

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