58.com (NYSE: WUBA) and Yext (NYSE:YEXT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for 58.com and Yext, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
58.com 3 4 6 0 2.23
Yext 0 2 2 0 2.50

58.com currently has a consensus target price of $53.10, suggesting a potential downside of 16.95%. Yext has a consensus target price of $16.25, suggesting a potential upside of 22.64%. Given Yext’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Yext is more favorable than 58.com.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares 58.com and Yext’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
58.com $1.31 billion 7.11 $225.01 million $0.17 376.12
Yext $134.22 million 8.89 -$44.90 million N/A N/A

58.com has higher revenue and earnings than Yext.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.2% of 58.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.2% of Yext shares are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of 58.com shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares 58.com and Yext’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
58.com 2.14% 1.04% 0.72%
Yext N/A N/A N/A

Summary

58.com beats Yext on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About 58.com

58.com Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s business consists of its online classifieds and listing platforms. Its online classifieds and listings platforms enable local merchants and consumers to connect, share information and conduct business in China. These platforms include 58, Ganji and Anjuke. 58 and Ganji are online multi-content category-classified advertising platforms, while Anjuke is an online real estate listing platform. In addition, 58 Daojia Inc., its subsidiary, operates a mobile-based closed-loop transactional platform for home services, which directly connects consumers and individual service providers for local services, such as home cleaning, moving services and manicure services provided at home. Its classifieds and listing platforms contain local information for over 480 cities across various content categories, including jobs, real estate, used goods, automotive and yellow pages. It also offers membership, online marketing services and e-commerce services.

About Yext

Yext Inc. is a knowledge engine provider. Yext puts business on the map. The Yext Knowledge Engine enables companies to manage their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to over 100 services in the PowerListings Network, including Apple Maps, Bing, Cortana, Facebook, Google, Google Maps, Instagram, Siri and Yelp. Yext Listings, Pages and Reviews help businesses around the globe and facilitate face-to-face digital interactions. Yext Knowledge Engine enables businesses to control and manage their digital knowledge and makes it available through the PowerListings Network of over 100 third-party maps, apps, search engines, intelligent GPS systems, digital assistants, vertical directories and social networks in a complete, up to date and accurate manner.

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