Qutoutiao (QTT) and Chinanet Online (CNET) Critical Contrast

Qutoutiao (NASDAQ:QTT) and Chinanet Online (NASDAQ:CNET) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.


This table compares Qutoutiao and Chinanet Online’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qutoutiao N/A N/A N/A
Chinanet Online -30.37% -71.31% -41.31%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Qutoutiao and Chinanet Online’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qutoutiao N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chinanet Online $46.63 million 0.55 -$10.12 million N/A N/A

Qutoutiao has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Chinanet Online.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Qutoutiao and Chinanet Online, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qutoutiao 0 1 2 0 2.67
Chinanet Online 0 0 0 0 N/A

Qutoutiao currently has a consensus price target of $9.13, suggesting a potential upside of 104.33%. Given Qutoutiao’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Qutoutiao is more favorable than Chinanet Online.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Qutoutiao shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.4% of Chinanet Online shares are owned by institutional investors. 35.8% of Chinanet Online shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Qutoutiao beats Chinanet Online on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Qutoutiao Company Profile

Qutoutiao Inc. develops an application for news in China. Qutoutiao Inc. was formerly known as Qtech Ltd. and changed its name to Qutoutiao Inc. in July 2018. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Shanghai, China.

Chinanet Online Company Profile

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an integrated service platform that provides advertising and marketing services in the People's Republic of China. Its platform comprises CloundX, an omni-channel advertising and marketing system; and a data analysis management system. The company offers Internet advertising, precision marketing, and related data and value added services through its Internet advertising portals, including 28.com; and liansuo.com. It also produces and distributes television shows comprising advertisements. The company serves customers in the food and beverage, women accessories, footwear, apparel and garments, home goods and construction materials, environmental protection equipment, cosmetic and health care, education network, and other industries. ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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