Telenav (NASDAQ: TNAV) and Momo (NASDAQ:MOMO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Telenav and Momo, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telenav 0 0 4 0 3.00
Momo 0 1 14 0 2.93

Telenav presently has a consensus price target of $12.75, indicating a potential upside of 96.15%. Momo has a consensus price target of $40.93, indicating a potential upside of 6.24%. Given Telenav’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Telenav is more favorable than Momo.

Risk & Volatility

Telenav has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Momo has a beta of 1.91, meaning that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.2% of Telenav shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.8% of Momo shares are held by institutional investors. 24.6% of Telenav shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 61.4% of Momo shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telenav -27.87% -30.87% -18.26%
Momo 27.00% 38.94% 32.00%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Telenav and Momo’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telenav $169.58 million 1.68 -$38.24 million ($1.08) -6.02
Momo N/A N/A N/A $1.29 29.87

Momo has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Telenav. Telenav is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Momo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Momo beats Telenav on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Telenav

TeleNav, Inc. (Telenav) is a provider of location-based platform services. The Company’s services consist of its automotive and mobile navigation platform and its advertising delivery platform. The Company operates through three segments: automotive, advertising and mobile navigation. The automotive segment provides its map and navigation platform to auto manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for distribution with their vehicles. The advertising segment provides interactive mobile advertisements on behalf of its advertising clients to consumers based on the location of the user and other targeting capabilities. The mobile navigation segment provides its map and navigation platform to end users through mobile devices. The Company’s auto and mobile navigation platform allows it to deliver location-based services to auto manufacturers, developers and end users through various distribution channels, including wireless carriers.

About Momo

Momo Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates Momo, a mobile-based social networking platform. The Company’s Momo platform includes its Momo mobile application and a range of related features, functionalities, tools and services that it provides to users, customers and platform partners. Momo users can maintain their relationships through its private and group communication tools, content creation and sharing functions, as well as the offline social activities promoted on its platform. It also offers live music and entertainment broadcasts on its Momo platform. The Momo mobile application, which is available on android, iPhone operating system (iOS) and Windows platforms, enables users to establish social relationships based on locations and interests. Momo offers a personal way for users to discover people nearby, and the Company facilitates the connecting, communicating, interacting, and content sharing with others.

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