Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is one of 50 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Weibo Corporation to related companies based off the strength of its profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Weibo Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weibo Corporation 0 0 7 0 3.00
Weibo Corporation Competitors 439 1683 2617 103 2.49

Weibo Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $80.17, indicating a potential downside of 23.51%. All “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.06%. Given Weibo Corporation’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Weibo Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Weibo Corporation has a beta of 2.61, suggesting that its stock price is 161% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weibo Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.36, suggesting that their average stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.6% of Weibo Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.9% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Weibo Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weibo Corporation 23.22% 24.45% 17.30%
Weibo Corporation Competitors 0.37% 27.20% 6.30%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Weibo Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Weibo Corporation $842.20 million $260.90 million 120.47
Weibo Corporation Competitors $948.69 million $126.74 million 53.35

Weibo Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Weibo Corporation. Weibo Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Weibo Corporation beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Weibo Corporation Company Profile

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).

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