58.com Inc. (WUBA) and Its Rivals Contrasting side by side.

58.com Inc. (NYSE:WUBA) is a company in the Internet Information Providers industry and that’s how we compare it to its peers. The comparing will be based on the dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.com Inc. has 74% of its shares owned by institutional investors and an average of 52.16% institutional ownership for its rivals. 4.78% of 58.com Inc. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.19% of all Internet Information Providers companies shares are owned by company insiders.

Profitability

Table 1 has 58.com Inc. and its peers’ return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
58.com Inc. 0.00% 9.80% 6.70%
Industry Average 14.74% 45.72% 12.06%

Earnings & Valuation

In next table we are comparing 58.com Inc. and its peers’ gross revenue, valuation and net income.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
58.com Inc. N/A N/A 31.65
Industry Average 1.00B 6.81B 39.52

The business has a lower P/E ratio which is presently more affordable in compare to its peers.

Analyst Recommendations

Table 3 shows summary of current ratings for 58.com Inc. and its peers.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
58.com Inc. 0 0 3 3.00
Industry Average 1.10 2.43 3.41 2.59

58.com Inc. presently has an average price target of $82.33, suggesting a potential upside of 19.79%. The potential upside of the peers is 59.02%. Based on the results delivered earlier, 58.com Inc. is looking more favorable than its rivals, equities research analysts’ opionion.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of 58.com Inc. and its peers.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
58.com Inc. -14.46% -0.17% 7.82% -17.3% -14.98% 16.75%
Industry Average 14.37% 19.45% 30.22% 17.75% 36.63% 35.79%

For the past year 58.com Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than the average for its peers.

Liquidity

58.com Inc. has a Current Ratio of 1.2 and a Quick Ratio of 1.2. Competitively, 58.com Inc.’s peers Current Ratio is 2.76 and has 2.71 Quick Ratio. 58.com Inc.’s peers have better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than 58.com Inc.

Volatility and Risk

58.com Inc. is 64.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 because the company has a beta of 1.64. Competitively, 58.com Inc.’s peers’ beta is 1.50 which is 49.52% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.

Summary

On 3 of the 4 factors 58.com Inc.’s peers beat 58.com Inc.

58.com Inc. operates online classifieds and listing platforms that enable local merchants and consumers to connect, share information, and conduct business in China. It primarily operates online multi-content category-classified advertising platforms under the 58 and Ganji names; and Anjuke, an online real estate listing platform. The companyÂ’s platform contains local information of approximately 500 cities or towns in various content categories, including jobs, real estate, used goods, automotive, and yellow pages. It offers membership services, such as merchant certification and listing benefits, as well as display of online storefronts; and online marketing services comprising listing services, such as real-time bidding and priority listing, as well as marketing services through collaboration with third party Internet companies. 58.com Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Beijing, the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China.

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