Contrasting 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) and Medallia (NYSE:MDLA)

58.com (NYSE:WUBA) and Medallia (NYSE:MDLA) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.7% of 58.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.5% of Medallia shares are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of 58.com shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for 58.com and Medallia, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
58.com 1 4 2 0 2.14
Medallia 0 2 12 0 2.86

58.com presently has a consensus price target of $61.66, suggesting a potential upside of 22.70%. Medallia has a consensus price target of $47.62, suggesting a potential upside of 54.60%. Given Medallia’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Medallia is more favorable than 58.com.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares 58.com and Medallia’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
58.com $1.91 billion 3.90 $310.23 million $1.94 25.90
Medallia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

58.com has higher revenue and earnings than Medallia.

Profitability

This table compares 58.com and Medallia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
58.com 41.67% 25.35% 17.96%
Medallia N/A N/A N/A

Summary

58.com beats Medallia on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About 58.com

58.com Inc. operates various multi-category online classifieds platforms and vertical listing platforms that enable local businesses and consumers to connect, share information, and conduct business in the People's Republic of China. It operates multi-content category online classified platforms primarily under the 58 and Ganji names; Anjuke, an online real estate listing platform; ChinaHR, an online recruitment platform that focuses on white collar jobs; and Jia Xiao Yi Dian Tong, an online platform for driver's license examination preparation and other related services. The company also operates Zhuan Zhuan, an online used goods trading and service platform; and 58 Town, a rural version of 58.com. Its platform offers content in the categories, including real estate, jobs, automotive, yellow pages, and used goods. 58.com Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

About Medallia

Medallia, Inc. provides an enterprise Software-as-a-Service platform in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. The company's platform utilizes deep learning-based artificial intelligence technology to analyze structured and unstructured data from signal fields in human, digital, and Internet of Things interactions. Its Medallia Experience Cloud platform offers Customer Experience, Business Experience, Employee Experience, and Product Experience product suites. The company also provides separate modules, including Medallia Athena Text Analytics, Medallia Social, Medallia Digital Medallia Conversations, and Mobile Applications. In addition, it offers professional, managed, implementation, advisory, education and training, and customer support services. The company serves communications and media, hospitality, insurance, and automotive companies, as well as banks; and companies in retail, technology, and manufacturing industries. Medallia, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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