Care.com (NYSE: CRCM) and Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Care.com and Autohome’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Care.com||$174.09 million||3.32||$10.66 million||$0.21||90.33|
|Autohome||$954.49 million||10.97||$176.85 million||$2.55||34.76|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
72.6% of Care.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.5% of Autohome shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.7% of Care.com shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.7% of Autohome shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Care.com and Autohome, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Care.com currently has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential downside of 5.11%. Autohome has a consensus target price of $74.95, suggesting a potential downside of 15.44%. Given Care.com’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Care.com is more favorable than Autohome.
This table compares Care.com and Autohome’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Care.com has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autohome has a beta of 2.26, indicating that its stock price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Autohome beats Care.com on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Care.com, Inc. is an online marketplace for finding and managing family care. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 22.8 million members, including 12.9 million families and 9.9 million caregivers, spanning 19 countries. Its consumer matching solutions allow families to search for, qualify, vet, connect with and select caregivers. It also provides caregivers with solutions to create personal profiles, describe their skills and experience, and otherwise differentiate and market themselves in a fragmented marketplace. In addition to consumer matching solutions, the Company offers its members products and services to facilitate their interaction with caregivers. It serves employers by providing access to certain of its products and services to employer-sponsored families. In addition, it serves care-related businesses, such as day care centers, nanny agencies and home care agencies, willing to market their services to its care-seeking families and recruit its caregiver members.
Autohome Inc. is an online destination for automobile consumers in China. The Company is engaged in the provision of online advertising and dealer subscription services in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Company, through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, and mobile applications, delivers content to automobile buyers and owners. These services are offered to automakers and dealers, and advertising agencies that represent automakers and dealers in the automobile industry. The Company’s autohome.com.cn targets automobile consumers with a focus on new automobiles. The Company’s professionally produced content is created by editorial team and includes automobile-related articles and reviews, pricing trends in various local markets, and photos and video clips. Its database also includes new and used automobile listings and promotional information. Its dealer subscription services allow dealers to market their inventory and services through its Websites.
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