Autohome (NYSE: ATHM) is one of 50 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Autohome to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Autohome 23.17% 22.64% 15.55%
Autohome Competitors 0.37% 27.20% 6.30%

Risk and Volatility

Autohome has a beta of 2.19, indicating that its share price is 119% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autohome’s rivals have a beta of 1.36, indicating that their average share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

40.2% of Autohome shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Autohome shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.9% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Autohome and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Autohome 0 0 4 0 3.00
Autohome Competitors 440 1690 2625 104 2.49

Autohome currently has a consensus target price of $58.33, indicating a potential downside of 11.39%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.71%. Given Autohome’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Autohome has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Autohome and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Autohome $958.29 million $233.45 million 35.20
Autohome Competitors $950.86 million $126.85 million 54.27

Autohome has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Autohome is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Autohome beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Autohome Company Profile

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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