Financial Contrast: Dada Nexus (NASDAQ:DADA) and Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:FB)

Dada Nexus (NASDAQ:DADAGet Rating) and Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:FBGet Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dada Nexus and Meta Platforms’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dada Nexus $1.06 billion 1.65 -$387.77 million ($1.54) -4.37
Meta Platforms $117.93 billion 4.44 $39.37 billion $13.22 14.64

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

24.2% of Dada Nexus shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.5% of Meta Platforms shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.6% of Meta Platforms shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Dada Nexus and Meta Platforms’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dada Nexus -32.74% -40.74% -31.89%
Meta Platforms 31.20% 28.74% 22.28%

Volatility & Risk

Dada Nexus has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Meta Platforms has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dada Nexus and Meta Platforms, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dada Nexus 0 0 7 0 3.00
Meta Platforms 1 10 32 1 2.75

Dada Nexus presently has a consensus target price of $25.90, suggesting a potential upside of 284.84%. Meta Platforms has a consensus target price of $311.49, suggesting a potential upside of 60.94%. Given Dada Nexus’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Dada Nexus is more favorable than Meta Platforms.


Meta Platforms beats Dada Nexus on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dada Nexus (Get Rating)

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 Meta Platforms (Get Rating)

Meta Platforms, Inc. develops products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, wearables, and in-home devices worldwide. It operates in two segments, Family of Apps and Reality Labs. The Family of Apps segment's products include Facebook, which enables people to share, discover, and connect with interests; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and private messages, as well as feed, stories, reels, video, live, and shops; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices through chat, audio and video calls, and rooms; and WhatsApp, a messaging application that is used by people and businesses to communicate and transact privately. The Reality Labs segment provides augmented and virtual reality related products comprising virtual reality hardware, software, and content that help people feel connected, anytime, and anywhere. The company was formerly known as Facebook, Inc. and changed its name to Meta Platforms, Inc. in October 2021. Meta Platforms, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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