YY (NASDAQ:YY) and PagSeguro Digital (NASDAQ:PAGS) Head-To-Head Review

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YY (NASDAQ:YY) and PagSeguro Digital (NYSE:PAGS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
YY 0 1 8 0 2.89
PagSeguro Digital 1 2 8 0 2.64

YY presently has a consensus price target of $90.51, indicating a potential upside of 60.14%. PagSeguro Digital has a consensus price target of $37.13, indicating a potential downside of 14.20%. Given YY’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe YY is more favorable than PagSeguro Digital.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.5% of YY shares are held by institutional investors. 43.0% of YY shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares YY and PagSeguro Digital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
YY 24.06% 12.91% 10.75%
PagSeguro Digital 23.00% 18.15% 10.83%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares YY and PagSeguro Digital’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
YY $2.29 billion 1.56 $321.29 million $7.13 7.93
PagSeguro Digital $1.14 billion 12.46 $248.78 million $0.88 49.17

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

Risk and Volatility

YY has a beta of 1.21, meaning that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PagSeguro Digital has a beta of 0.69, meaning that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

YY beats PagSeguro Digital on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About YY

YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the live streaming business in the People's Republic of China. The company operates YY Live platform, an online music and entertainment live streaming service; Huya platform, a live streaming platform, including online games, console games, mobile games, entertainments, sports, etc.; and Bigo, a leading short-form video social platform. Its platforms enable users to interact in live online group activities through voice, text, and video. The company's primary product is YY Client, which enables users to engage in live streaming online; and offers access to user-created online social activity groups. It also provides game center on YY Client, including a game lobby and VIP game access. In addition, the company offers YY Live APP and Huya APP mobile applications to provide various live streaming contents to its users through mobile operating systems. Further, it develops and operates YY.com and Huya.com, as well as other personal computer (PC) Websites, such as 100.com, Duowan.com, etc. that enable users to conduct real-time interactions and watch live streaming content through Web browsers on PC and mobile, without requiring any downloads or installations. Additionally, the company offers online advertising and promotion services. YY Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Guangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

About PagSeguro Digital

PagSeguro Digital Ltd. provides financial technology solutions and services for micro-merchants, and small and medium-sized businesses in Brazil and internationally. The company's products and services include PagSeguro Ecosystem, an end-to-end digital ecosystem that operates as a closed loop where its clients are able to address their primary day to day financial needs, including receiving and spending funds, and managing and growing their businesses; and Free PagSeguro digital account, which centralizes various cash-in options, functionalities, services, and cash-out options in a single ecosystem. It also offers online gaming and cross-border digital services. In addition, the company offers functionalities, and value-added services and features, such as purchase protection mechanisms, antifraud platform, account and business management tools, eWallet, and its (point of sale) POS app. Further, it is involved in processing of back-office solutions, including sales reconciliation, and gateway solutions and services, as well as the capture of credit cards with acquirers and sub acquirers. Additionally, the company engages in the in-person payment activities through POS devices; and issuance of prepaid cards to clients for spending or withdrawing account balances. It also operates an online platform that facilitates peer-to-peer lending. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. PagSeguro Digital Ltd. is a subsidiary of Universo Online S.A.

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