China Mobile Games & Entnmnt Grp (NASDAQ: CMGE) and Momo (NASDAQ:MOMO) are both mobile application software companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares China Mobile Games & Entnmnt Grp and Momo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Mobile Games & Entnmnt Grp 13.97% 13.39% 10.90%
Momo 27.00% 38.94% 32.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for China Mobile Games & Entnmnt Grp and Momo, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Mobile Games & Entnmnt Grp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Momo 0 1 13 0 2.93

Momo has a consensus price target of $41.79, suggesting a potential upside of 40.22%.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares China Mobile Games & Entnmnt Grp and Momo’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Mobile Games & Entnmnt Grp N/A N/A N/A $1.22 N/A
Momo $553.10 million 10.48 $145.25 million $1.29 23.10

Momo has higher revenue and earnings than China Mobile Games & Entnmnt Grp. China Mobile Games & Entnmnt Grp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Momo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

39.7% of Momo shares are held by institutional investors. 61.4% of Momo shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Momo beats China Mobile Games & Entnmnt Grp on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About China Mobile Games & Entnmnt Grp

China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group Limited (CMGE) is a publisher and developer of mobile games in China. The Company’s games include social games, as well as single-player games which are available both individually and as part of game bundles. The Company provides game bundles to players through China Mobile. The Company’s games include Joyful Da Ying Jia, Jue Zhan Sha Cheng, Crisis Action and San Guo Weili Jiaqiang Ban, among others. The Company develops new mobile games and related updates and expansion packs. The Company’s Social games enable interaction among a numbers of players using different handsets or tablet computers. The Company’s Single-player games involve relatively simple rules and do not require time commitment from players.

About Momo

Momo Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates Momo, a mobile-based social networking platform. The Company’s Momo platform includes its Momo mobile application and a range of related features, functionalities, tools and services that it provides to users, customers and platform partners. Momo users can maintain their relationships through its private and group communication tools, content creation and sharing functions, as well as the offline social activities promoted on its platform. It also offers live music and entertainment broadcasts on its Momo platform. The Momo mobile application, which is available on android, iPhone operating system (iOS) and Windows platforms, enables users to establish social relationships based on locations and interests. Momo offers a personal way for users to discover people nearby, and the Company facilitates the connecting, communicating, interacting, and content sharing with others.

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