CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) and Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.
This table compares CSRA and Autohome’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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CSRA pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Autohome does not pay a dividend. CSRA pays out 20.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
94.3% of CSRA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.8% of Autohome shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of CSRA shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.7% of Autohome shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for CSRA and Autohome, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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CSRA presently has a consensus price target of $37.47, indicating a potential downside of 9.12%. Autohome has a consensus price target of $74.95, indicating a potential downside of 12.75%. Given CSRA’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CSRA is more favorable than Autohome.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares CSRA and Autohome’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Autohome has lower revenue, but higher earnings than CSRA. CSRA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Autohome, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility & Risk
CSRA has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autohome has a beta of 2.13, indicating that its share price is 113% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Autohome beats CSRA on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
CSRA Inc. is a provider of information technology services to the United States federal government. The Company operates through two segments: Defense and Intelligence, and Civil. The Defense and Intelligence segment provides services to the Department of Defense (DoD), National Security Agency, branches of the Armed Forces, and other DoD and Intelligence agencies. The Civil segment provides services to various federal agencies within the Department of Homeland Security (the DHS), Department of Health and Human services, and other federal civil agencies, as well as various state and local government agencies. It supplies civil government agencies with mission information systems and associated technical support services. It provides its customers with technical services across service areas, including Digital Services, Enterprise Business Services, Digital Platforms, Cyber, Data Science, and Professional and Citizen Services. It has conducted operations in over 130 locations.
Autohome Inc. operates as an online destination for automobile consumers in the People's Republic of China. The company, through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, delivers comprehensive, independent, and interactive content to automobile buyers and owners, including company generated content, include automobile-related articles and reviews, pricing trends in various local markets, and photos and video clips; automobile library, which includes a range of specifications covering performance levels, dimensions, powertrains, vehicle bodies, interiors, safety, entertainment systems, and other unique features, as well as manufacturers' suggested retail prices; new and used automobile listings, and promotional information; and user forums and user generated content. Autohome Inc. also offers advertising services for automakers and dealers; dealer subscription services that allow dealers to market their inventory and services through its Websites; and used automobile listings services, which allow used automobile dealers and individuals to market their automobiles for sale on its Websites. In addition, it operates Autohome Mall, an online transaction platform that facilitates direct vehicle sales and commission-based services; provides iOS- and Android-based applications to allow its users to access its content; and offers technical and consulting services. The company was formerly known as Sequel Limited and changed its name to Autohome Inc. in October 2011. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. Autohome Inc. is a subsidiary of Yun Chen Capital Cayman.
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