Head to Head Review: Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) & Upwork (UPWK)

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Upwork and Autohome’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Upwork $202.55 million 10.80 -$4.12 million N/A N/A
Autohome $954.49 million 9.44 $307.64 million $2.63 28.98

Autohome has higher revenue and earnings than Upwork.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Upwork N/A N/A N/A
Autohome 38.08% 29.35% 20.56%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Upwork and Autohome, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Upwork 0 2 3 0 2.60
Autohome 1 0 4 0 2.60

Upwork presently has a consensus target price of $22.20, suggesting a potential upside of 7.92%. Autohome has a consensus target price of $85.09, suggesting a potential upside of 11.62%. Given Autohome’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Autohome is more favorable than Upwork.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Upwork shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of Autohome shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Autohome 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.

Summary

Autohome beats Upwork on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Upwork

Upwork Inc. operates an online platform that connects businesses and freelancers. Its platform comprise freelancers in content marketing, customer service, data science and analytics, graphic design, mobile development, sales, and web development categories. The company was formerly known as Elance-oDesk, Inc. and changed its name to Upwork Inc. in May 2015. Upwork Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

About Autohome

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, such as automobile-related articles and reviews, pricing trends in various local markets, photographs, video clips, and live streaming; automobile library, which comprises a range of specifications covering performance levels, dimensions, powertrains, vehicle bodies, interiors, safety, entertainment systems, and other features, as well as manufacturers' suggested retail prices; new and used automobile listings, and promotional information; and user generated content and forums. It also offers advertising services for automakers and dealers; dealer subscription services that allow dealers to market their inventory and services through its Websites and mobile applications; and used automobile listings services, which allow used automobile dealers and individuals to market their automobiles for sale on its Websites. In addition, Autohome Inc. 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 support and management consulting services. The company was formerly known as Sequel Limited and changed its name to Autohome Inc. in October 2011. Autohome Inc. 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.

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