Head to Head Comparison: Dada Nexus (NASDAQ:DADA) versus HUYA (NYSE:HUYA)

Dada Nexus (NASDAQ:DADA) and HUYA (NYSE:HUYA) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Dada Nexus and HUYA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dada Nexus -35.94% -38.92% -29.14%
HUYA 9.98% 11.24% 8.89%

Risk & Volatility

Dada Nexus has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HUYA has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Dada Nexus and HUYA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dada Nexus 0 0 6 0 3.00
HUYA 3 1 5 0 2.22

Dada Nexus currently has a consensus price target of $34.72, indicating a potential upside of 191.76%. HUYA has a consensus price target of $16.93, indicating a potential upside of 136.71%. Given Dada Nexus’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Dada Nexus is more favorable than HUYA.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.2% of Dada Nexus shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.8% of HUYA shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dada Nexus and HUYA’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dada Nexus $831.87 million 3.35 -$261.33 million ($1.54) -7.73
HUYA $1.67 billion 1.01 $135.50 million $0.74 9.66

HUYA has higher revenue and earnings than Dada Nexus. Dada Nexus is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than HUYA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

HUYA beats Dada Nexus on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dada Nexus

Dada Nexus Limited operates platform of local on-demand retail and delivery in China. It operates JDDJ, a local on-demand retail platform for consumers, retailers, and brand owners; and Dada Now, a local on-demand delivery platform for merchants and individual senders in various industries and product categories. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

About HUYA

HUYA, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the development of game live streaming platform. The company provides live streaming content for mobile, personal computer, and console games. It also offers content to other entertainment genres, such as talent shows, anime, and outdoor activities. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China.

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