Contrasting Youku Tudou (YOKU) and Its Competitors

Youku Tudou (NYSE: YOKU) is one of 42 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Youku Tudou to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.0% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.1% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

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 competitors have a beta of 1.42, meaning that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Youku Tudou and its competitors’ 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 0.93% 39.82% 7.18%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Youku Tudou and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Youku Tudou 0 0 0 0 N/A
Youku Tudou Competitors 380 1478 2480 93 2.52

As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 1.00%. Given Youku Tudou’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Youku Tudou has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Youku Tudou and its competitors 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 444.99

Youku Tudou’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Youku Tudou. Youku Tudou is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


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

About Youku Tudou

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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