Contrasting AutoNavi (NASDAQ:AMAP) and Its Peers

AutoNavi (NASDAQ: AMAP) is one of 188 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare AutoNavi to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AutoNavi and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AutoNavi N/A N/A -14.72
AutoNavi Competitors $2.88 billion $231.60 million 377.91

AutoNavi’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than AutoNavi. AutoNavi 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for AutoNavi and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AutoNavi 0 0 0 0 N/A
AutoNavi Competitors 893 4933 7744 195 2.53

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 5.51%. Given AutoNavi’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AutoNavi has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

AutoNavi has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AutoNavi’s competitors have a beta of 1.09, indicating that their average stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.2% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares AutoNavi and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AutoNavi N/A N/A N/A
AutoNavi Competitors -21.71% -269.03% -4.46%

Summary

AutoNavi competitors beat AutoNavi on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

About AutoNavi

AutoNavi Holdings Limited is a provider of digital map content and navigation and location-based solutions in China. The service platform also enables the Company to move away from a pure business-to-business (B2B), model to a combined B2B and business-to-consumer (B2C), model. As of December 31, 2012, the core of its business is its nationwide digital map database that covered approximately 3.6 million kilometers of roadway and over 22 million points of interest across China. In addition, the Company had completed three dimensional (3-D) navigation maps of key areas in 60 cities and photo-realistic 3-D models of 35 cities for public sector projects. In February 2012, the Company and TomTom NV introduced HD Traffic. Effective December 12, 2013, Autonavi Holdings Limited acquired Alohar Mobile Inc. In July 2014, AutoNavi Holdings Ltd announced the completion of the merger with Ali ET Investment Holding Limited (Merger Sub), a subsidiary of Alibaba Investment Limited (Parent).

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