Head-To-Head Analysis: Qutoutiao (QTT) & The Competition

Qutoutiao (NASDAQ: QTT) is one of 51 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Qutoutiao to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of Qutoutiao shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.6% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Qutoutiao and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qutoutiao N/A N/A N/A
Qutoutiao Competitors -5.35% -8.06% -1.78%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Qutoutiao and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Qutoutiao $43.70 million -$282.54 million -4.29
Qutoutiao Competitors $7.97 billion $1.87 billion 12.43

Qutoutiao’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Qutoutiao. Qutoutiao is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Qutoutiao and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qutoutiao 0 2 2 0 2.50
Qutoutiao Competitors 713 2529 5506 279 2.59

Qutoutiao presently has a consensus price target of $12.25, indicating a potential upside of 36.11%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 86.18%. Given Qutoutiao’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Qutoutiao has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Qutoutiao rivals beat Qutoutiao on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Qutoutiao

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.

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