58.com (WUBA) versus Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (TRIP) Head to Head Comparison

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58.com (NASDAQ: TRIP) and Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:TRIP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.0% of 58.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.8% of Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of 58.com shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares 58.com and Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
58.com $1.54 billion 6.90 $211.89 million $1.33 54.56
Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock $1.56 billion 4.48 -$19.00 million $0.48 105.48

58.com has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock. 58.com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares 58.com and Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
58.com 14.21% 8.07% 5.60%
Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock -1.40% 4.36% 2.63%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for 58.com and Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
58.com 0 1 2 0 2.67
Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock 2 18 2 0 2.00

58.com presently has a consensus price target of $92.00, indicating a potential upside of 26.79%. Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock has a consensus price target of $46.38, indicating a potential downside of 8.40%. Given 58.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe 58.com is more favorable than Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock.

Risk and Volatility

58.com has a beta of 1.95, suggesting that its share price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock has a beta of 1.73, suggesting that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

58.com beats Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

58.com Company Profile

58.com Inc. operates online classifieds and listing platforms that enable local businesses and consumers to connect, share information, and conduct business in the People's Republic of China. It operates multi-content category online classified platforms primarily under the 58 and Ganji names; and Anjuke, an online real estate listing platform. The company's platform provides various content categories, including jobs, real estate, used goods, automotive, yellow pages, and other local services categories. It offers membership services, such as merchant certification and listing benefits, as well as display of online storefronts; and online marketing services comprising real-time bidding, priority listing, various other lead-generation services, and display advertising. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock Company Profile

TripAdvisor, Inc. operates as an online travel company. The company operates in two segments, Hotel and Non-Hotel. Its travel platform aggregates reviews and opinions of members about destinations, accommodations, activities and attractions, and restaurants, which enables users to research and plan their travel experiences, as well as book hotels, flights, cruises, vacation rentals, tours, activities and attractions, and restaurant reservations on its site or mobile app, or on the site or app of travel partner sites. The company operates TripAdvisor-branded Websites, including tripadvisor.com in the United States; and localized versions of the Website in 48 markets and 28 languages. It also manages and operates 20 other media brands that provide users the comprehensive travel-planning and trip-taking resources in the travel industry, such as airfarewatchdog.com, bookingbuddy.com, citymaps.com, cruisecritic.com, familyvacationcritic.com, flipkey.com, thefork.com, gateguru.com, holidaylettings.co.uk, holidaywatchdog.com, housetrip.com, jetsetter.com, niumba.com, onetime.com, oyster.com, seatguru.com, smartertravel.com, tingo.com, vacationhomerentals.com, and viator.com. The company's Websites feature 600 million reviews and opinions on 7.5 million places comprising 1.2 million hotels, inns, B&Bs, and specialty lodging; 750,000 vacation rentals; 4.6 million restaurants; and 915,000 activities and attractions worldwide. TripAdvisor, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts.

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