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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eventbrite -23.53% -13.82% -6.56%
58.com 41.67% 25.35% 17.96%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Eventbrite and 58.com’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eventbrite $291.61 million 4.97 -$64.08 million ($1.45) -12.06
58.com $1.91 billion 4.21 $310.23 million $1.94 28.35

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Eventbrite and 58.com, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eventbrite 0 4 2 0 2.33
58.com 1 4 3 0 2.25

Eventbrite currently has a consensus price target of $25.80, suggesting a potential upside of 47.51%. 58.com has a consensus price target of $61.66, suggesting a potential upside of 12.10%. Given Eventbrite’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Eventbrite is more favorable than 58.com.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

52.8% of Eventbrite shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.8% of 58.com shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.6% of Eventbrite shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of 58.com shares are owned by 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.

Summary

58.com beats Eventbrite on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Eventbrite Company Profile

Eventbrite, Inc. operates a ticketing and event technology platform in the United States and internationally. Its platform integrates components needed to plan, promote, and produce live events that allow creators to reduce friction and costs, increase reach, and drive ticket sales. The company was formerly known as Mollyguard Corporation and changed its name to Eventbrite, Inc. in 2009. Eventbrite, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

58.com Company Profile

58.com Inc. operates various multi-category online classifieds platforms and vertical 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; Anjuke, an online real estate listing platform; ChinaHR, an online recruitment platform that focuses on white collar jobs; and Jia Xiao Yi Dian Tong, an online platform for driver's license examination preparation and other related services. The company also operates Zhuan Zhuan, an online used goods trading and service platform; and 58 Town, a rural version of 58.com. Its platform offers content in the categories, including real estate, jobs, automotive, yellow pages, and used goods. 58.com Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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