Contrasting Youku Tudou (YOKU) & Its Peers

Youku Tudou (NYSE: YOKU) is one of 45 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Youku Tudou to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.6% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Youku Tudou and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Youku Tudou 0 0 0 0 N/A
Youku Tudou Competitors 413 1618 2730 91 2.52

As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 3.55%. Given Youku Tudou’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Youku Tudou has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Youku Tudou -23.48% -12.96% -9.88%
Youku Tudou Competitors 2.12% 43.67% 8.68%

Volatility and Risk

Youku Tudou has a beta of 2.51, indicating that its share price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Youku Tudou’s rivals have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Youku Tudou N/A N/A -21.52
Youku Tudou Competitors $991.07 million $116.17 million 685.98

Youku Tudou’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Youku Tudou. Youku Tudou 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.

Summary

Youku Tudou rivals beat Youku Tudou on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Youku Tudou Company Profile

Youku Tudou Inc. is an Internet television company in the People’s Republic of China. The Company’s Youku and Tudou platforms enable users to search, view and share video content across multiple devices. Its monthly visitors from home and office personal computer (PC) users numbered approximately 256 million and 169 million for Youku platform and Tudou platform, respectively. Through its Youku and Tudou platforms, it has built an online video content library. The videos accessible on its two platforms are produced content, such as television serial dramas, movies, variety shows, current events reports and music videos. The remaining content consists of user-generated content and in-house productions. The Company licenses professionally produced video content at fixed rates for a specified term. The terms of its licenses vary depending on the type of content and producer, though the terms for television serial dramas and movies range from six months to ten years.

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