Data Storage (OTCMKTS:DTST) vs. Autohome (OTCMKTS:ATHM) Head-To-Head Analysis

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Data Storage (OTCMKTS:DTST) and Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Data Storage has a beta of 2.37, suggesting that its share price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autohome has a beta of 1.51, suggesting that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Data Storage and Autohome, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Data Storage 0 0 0 0 N/A
Autohome 0 4 5 0 2.56

Autohome has a consensus target price of $104.00, indicating a potential upside of 31.70%. Given Autohome’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Autohome is more favorable than Data Storage.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Data Storage and Autohome’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Data Storage $8.89 million 2.35 $260,000.00 N/A N/A
Autohome $1.05 billion 8.87 $417.57 million $3.75 21.06

Autohome has higher revenue and earnings than Data Storage.

Profitability

This table compares Data Storage and Autohome’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Data Storage 3.41% 17.60% 4.56%
Autohome 40.12% 30.85% 22.23%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.4% of Autohome shares are owned by institutional investors. 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 company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Autohome beats Data Storage on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Data Storage Company Profile

Data Storage Corporation provides disaster recovery, business continuity, cloud storage, and cloud computing solutions and services primarily in the United States. The company's solutions assist organizations in protecting their data, minimize downtime, and ensure regulatory compliance. Its solutions include infrastructure-as-a-service, data backup, recovery and restore, and data replication services; email archival and compliance; eDiscovery; continuous data protection; data de-duplication; and virtualized system recovery, as well as hybrid cloud services. The company offers its solutions and services to businesses in healthcare, banking and finance, distribution services, manufacturing, construction, education, and government sectors. Data Storage Corporation is headquartered in Melville, New York.

Autohome Company Profile

Autohome Inc. operates as an online destination for automobile consumers in the People's Republic of China. The company, through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, delivers comprehensive, independent, and interactive content to automobile buyers and owners, including company generated content, such as automobile-related articles and reviews, pricing trends in various local markets, photographs, video clips, and live streaming; automobile library, which comprises a range of specifications covering performance levels, dimensions, powertrains, vehicle bodies, interiors, safety, entertainment systems, and other features, as well as manufacturers' suggested retail prices; new and used automobile listings, and promotional information; and user generated content and forums. It also offers advertising services for automakers and dealers; dealer subscription services that allow dealers to market their inventory and services through its Websites and mobile applications; and used automobile listings services, which allow used automobile dealers and individuals to market their automobiles for sale on its Websites. In addition, Autohome Inc. operates Autohome Mall, an online transaction platform that facilitates direct vehicle sales and commission-based services; provides iOS- and Android-based applications to allow its users to access its content; and offers technical support and management consulting services. The company was formerly known as Sequel Limited and changed its name to Autohome Inc. in October 2011. Autohome Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. Autohome Inc. is a subsidiary of Yun Chen Capital Cayman.

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