Comparing Connecture (CNXR) and Youku Tudou (YOKU)

Connecture (OTCMKTS: CNXR) and Youku Tudou (NYSE:YOKU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

38.4% of Connecture shares are held by institutional investors. 68.6% of Connecture shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Connecture has a beta of 3.58, indicating that its share price is 258% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Youku Tudou has a beta of 2.51, indicating that its share price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Connecture and Youku Tudou’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Connecture $81.89 million 0.10 -$26.53 million ($0.92) -0.37
Youku Tudou N/A N/A N/A ($1.28) -21.52

Youku Tudou has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Connecture. Youku Tudou is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Connecture, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Connecture and Youku Tudou’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Connecture -19.38% N/A -17.70%
Youku Tudou -23.48% -12.96% -9.88%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Connecture and Youku Tudou, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Connecture 0 0 0 0 N/A
Youku Tudou 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Connecture beats Youku Tudou on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Connecture Company Profile

Connecture, Inc. provides a Web-based consumer shopping, enrollment and retention platform for health insurance distribution. The Company caters its services to health insurance marketplace operators, such as health plans, brokers and exchange operators. It operates through four segments: Enterprise/Commercial, Enterprise/State, Medicare and Private Exchange. The Enterprise/Commercial segment offers insurance distribution solutions to health plans. The Enterprise/State segment offers the sales automation solutions to state Governments, which allow its customers to offer customized individual and small group exchanges. The Medicare segment offers Web-based Medicare plan comparison, prescription drug comparison and enrollment tools for health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacies, field marketing organizations and call centers. The Private Exchange segment offers defined-contribution benefit exchange solutions to benefit consultants, brokers, exchange operators and aggregators.

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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