Angie's List (NASDAQ: ANGI) and OpenTable (NASDAQ:OPEN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.6% of Angie's List shares are held by institutional investors. 35.8% of Angie's List shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Angie's List and OpenTable, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Angie's List 1 5 1 0 2.00
OpenTable 0 0 0 0 N/A

Angie's List presently has a consensus target price of $8.81, suggesting a potential downside of 26.68%. Given Angie's List’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Angie's List is more favorable than OpenTable.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Angie's List and OpenTable’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Angie's List $312.61 million 2.30 $11.14 million ($0.03) -400.53
OpenTable N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Angie's List has higher revenue and earnings than OpenTable.

Profitability

This table compares Angie's List and OpenTable’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Angie's List -0.56% -293.31% -1.08%
OpenTable N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Angie's List beats OpenTable on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Angie's List

Angie’s List, Inc. operates a national local services consumer review service and marketplace. As of December 31, 2016, the Company helped facilitate transactions between over five million members and its collection of service providers in over 700 categories of service nationwide. Its tools, services and content across multiple platforms enables consumers to research, shop for and purchase local services for needs, as well as rate and review the providers of these services across the United States. Its ratings and reviews assist its members in identifying and hiring the provider for their local service needs. Its services include member services and service provider services. It compiles a breadth of relevant, member-generated ratings and reviews that provide insights, which could otherwise be difficult for consumers to obtain on their own. Its primary source of service provider revenue is term-based sales of advertising to service providers.

About OpenTable

OpenTable, Inc. (OpenTable) provides solution that forms an online network connecting reservation-taking restaurants and people who dine at those restaurants. Its solutions include its electronic reservation book (ERB) and and OpenTable Connect (Connect). Its solutions for diners include www.opentable.com, its restaurant reservation Website, as well as a range of mobile applications. The OpenTable network includes approximately 20,000 OpenTable restaurant customers spanning all 50 states, as well as select markets outside of the United States. In June 2013, OpenTable Inc acquired JustChalo Inc. In July 2013, the Company announced that it has acquired Rezbook, Urbanspoon’s reservation management system for restaurants. In December 2013, OpenTable acquired Quickcue, LLC, a provider of guest management systems for restaurants. In February 2014, OpenTable Inc acquired Ness Computing Inc.

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