Qutoutiao (QTT) vs. Its Rivals Critical Analysis

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

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 -6.75% -10.63% -2.63%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of Qutoutiao shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.6% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held 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.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Qutoutiao $43.70 million -$282.54 million -3.67
Qutoutiao Competitors $7.81 billion $1.84 billion 12.32

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 Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Qutoutiao and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qutoutiao 0 2 2 0 2.50
Qutoutiao Competitors 719 2556 5554 280 2.59

Qutoutiao presently has a consensus target price of $12.25, suggesting a potential upside of 59.09%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 81.65%. Given Qutoutiao’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable 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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