Weibo (NASDAQ: WB) and WebMD Health (NASDAQ:WBMD) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Weibo and WebMD Health, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weibo 0 0 7 0 3.00
WebMD Health 0 6 1 0 2.14

Weibo currently has a consensus price target of $93.86, indicating a potential downside of 4.58%. WebMD Health has a consensus price target of $62.67, indicating a potential downside of 5.74%. Given Weibo’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Weibo is more favorable than WebMD Health.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Weibo and WebMD Health’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Weibo $655.80 million 33.18 $108.02 million $1.17 84.07
WebMD Health N/A N/A N/A $1.93 34.45

Weibo has higher revenue and earnings than WebMD Health. WebMD Health is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Weibo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.0% of Weibo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.0% of WebMD Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of WebMD Health shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Weibo and WebMD Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weibo 26.85% 30.00% 20.97%
WebMD Health 10.74% 15.50% 4.32%

Summary

Weibo beats WebMD Health on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Weibo

Weibo Corporation is a social media platform for people to create, distribute and discover Chinese-language content. The Company provides ways for people and organizations to publicly express themselves in real time, interact with others on a global platform and stay connected with the world. It operates in two segments: advertising and marketing services and other services. It offers self-expression products that enable its users to express themselves on its platform; social products to promote social interaction between users on its platform; discovery products to help users discover content on its platform, and notifications to notify users on Weibo account activities through short message service (SMS) or push notification on their device. It offers advertising and marketing solutions to enable its customers to promote their brands and conduct marketing activities. It offers its platform partners with tools and application programming interfaces (APIs).

About WebMD Health

WebMD Health Corp. is a provider of health information services. The Company provides its services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals through its Websites, mobile applications and health-focused publications. Advertisers and sponsors use The WebMD Health Network to reach and engage healthcare professionals and consumers who are interested in healthy living, wellness, diseases and conditions, and other health-related topics. It also markets services under the WebMD Health Services brand that help employers and health plans improve the health and wellness of their employee and plan participant populations. The WebMD Health Network includes www.WebMD.com, its primary Website for consumers and related mobile applications; www.Medscape.com, its primary Website for physicians and other healthcare professionals and related mobile applications; and other Websites through which it provides its branded health and wellness content, tools and services.

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