YY (NASDAQ: YY) is one of 50 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare YY to similar businesses based off the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Volatility & Risk

YY has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YY’s rivals have a beta of 1.36, meaning that their average stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for YY and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
YY 1 5 10 0 2.56
YY Competitors 439 1683 2617 104 2.49

YY currently has a consensus target price of $69.80, suggesting a potential downside of 10.96%. All “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.60%. Given YY’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe YY has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares YY and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
YY $1.43 billion $369.82 million 14.96
YY Competitors $949.69 million $126.71 million 54.20

YY has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. YY is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.7% of YY shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
YY 22.08% 39.07% 22.15%
YY Competitors 0.37% 27.20% 6.30%

Summary

YY beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

YY Company Profile

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 YY.com, Duowan.com, 100.com, Huya.com, Edu24ol.com and Zhiniu8.com. The Company’s YY platform, including YY.com, 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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