Youku Tudou (NYSE: YOKU) is one of 43 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Youku Tudou to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Youku Tudou and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Youku Tudou 0 0 0 0 N/A
Youku Tudou Competitors 395 1520 2514 93 2.51

As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 3.09%. Given Youku Tudou’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Youku Tudou has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Youku Tudou -23.48% -12.96% -9.88%
Youku Tudou Competitors 0.49% 40.76% 7.31%

Risk & Volatility

Youku Tudou has a beta of 2.51, meaning that its stock price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Youku Tudou’s rivals have a beta of 1.42, meaning that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.6% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.9% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Youku Tudou N/A N/A -21.52
Youku Tudou Competitors $954.98 million $110.67 million 606.94

Youku Tudou’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Youku Tudou. Youku Tudou 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

Youku Tudou rivals beat Youku Tudou on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Youku Tudou Company Profile

Youku Tudou Inc. is an Internet television company in the People’s Republic of China. The Company’s Youku and Tudou platforms enable users to search, view and share video content across multiple devices. Its monthly visitors from home and office personal computer (PC) users numbered approximately 256 million and 169 million for Youku platform and Tudou platform, respectively. Through its Youku and Tudou platforms, it has built an online video content library. The videos accessible on its two platforms are produced content, such as television serial dramas, movies, variety shows, current events reports and music videos. The remaining content consists of user-generated content and in-house productions. The Company licenses professionally produced video content at fixed rates for a specified term. The terms of its licenses vary depending on the type of content and producer, though the terms for television serial dramas and movies range from six months to ten years.

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