Liberty TripAdvisor (LTRPA) vs. Autohome (ATHM) Head to Head Survey

Autohome (NYSE: ATHM) and Liberty TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:LTRPA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Autohome and Liberty TripAdvisor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Autohome 0 0 4 0 3.00
Liberty TripAdvisor 0 0 0 0 N/A

Autohome currently has a consensus target price of $74.95, indicating a potential downside of 15.03%. Given Autohome’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Autohome is more favorable than Liberty TripAdvisor.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

40.8% of Autohome shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.7% of Liberty TripAdvisor shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Autohome shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of Liberty TripAdvisor shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Autohome and Liberty TripAdvisor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Autohome 32.35% 25.51% 17.72%
Liberty TripAdvisor -25.30% -32.43% -23.04%

Risk & Volatility

Autohome has a beta of 2.13, indicating that its stock price is 113% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty TripAdvisor has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Autohome and Liberty TripAdvisor’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Autohome $954.49 million 10.92 $307.64 million $2.63 33.54
Liberty TripAdvisor $1.57 billion 0.49 -$397.00 million N/A N/A

Autohome has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Liberty TripAdvisor.

Summary

Autohome beats Liberty TripAdvisor on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Autohome Company Profile

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.

Liberty TripAdvisor Company Profile

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in online travel research and online commerce businesses. Its travel platform user-generated reviews and opinions about destinations, accommodations, activities and attractions, and restaurants worldwide; and enables people plan and book a trip. The company manages and operates 20 other travel media brands, providing travel-planning and trip-taking resources in the travel industry; offers click-based advertising and display-based advertising services; and provides subscription-based advertising products to hotels, B&Bs, and other specialty lodging properties. It also operates Viator, a Website that offers research, book, and experience activities and attractions in travel destinations; and TheFork, an online restaurant booking platform operating various sites. In addition, the company supplier costumes, accessories, seasonal décor, and party supplies Celebrate Express Websites; and provides vacation rental services through various Websites. Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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