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

Volatility and Risk

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Momo and Telenav’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Momo $767.41 million N/A $239.07 million $1.08 33.35
Telenav $169.58 million 1.59 -$38.24 million ($1.08) -5.69

Momo has higher revenue and 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.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Momo 0 1 12 0 2.92
Telenav 0 0 4 0 3.00

Momo currently has a consensus price target of $39.54, suggesting a potential upside of 9.77%. Telenav has a consensus price target of $12.75, suggesting a potential upside of 107.32%. Given Telenav’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Telenav is more favorable than Momo.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Momo 28.59% 36.36% 30.24%
Telenav -27.87% -30.87% -18.26%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

43.5% of Momo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.4% of Telenav shares are held by institutional investors. 24.6% of Telenav shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Momo beats Telenav on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Momo Company Profile

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.

Telenav Company Profile

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.

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