Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ: YNDX) and Yahoo! (NASDAQ:AABA) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Yandex N.V. and Yahoo!’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Yandex N.V.||$2.71 billion||3.58||$708.67 million||$0.40||74.53|
Yandex N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Yahoo!. Yahoo! is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Yandex N.V., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Yandex N.V. and Yahoo!’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current recommendations for Yandex N.V. and Yahoo!, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Yandex N.V. currently has a consensus price target of $33.03, suggesting a potential upside of 10.78%. Yahoo! has a consensus price target of $49.48, suggesting a potential downside of 21.55%. Given Yandex N.V.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Yandex N.V. is more favorable than Yahoo!.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
71.7% of Yandex N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.8% of Yahoo! shares are held by institutional investors. 9.2% of Yahoo! shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Yandex N.V. has a beta of 2.86, suggesting that its share price is 186% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yahoo! has a beta of 1.82, suggesting that its share price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Yandex N.V. beats Yahoo! on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V. is an Internet and technology company, and operates Internet search engine. The Company’s segments include Search and Portal, E-commerce, Taxi, Classifieds and Experimental businesses. The Company’s Search and Portal segment offers a range of services in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, among which are search, location-based, personalized and mobile services, that enable the Company’s users to find relevant and objective information to communicate and connect over the Internet, from both their desktops and mobile devices. The Company’s search engine offers access to a range of information available online. The Company’s Yandex.Market gives retailers a platform to reach customers seeking specific retailer, product or price information. As of December 31, 2016, Yandex.Taxi was operating in 46 cities across Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine. The Company’s Classifieds business unit includes Auto.ru, Yandex.Realty, Yandex.Jobs and Yandex.Travel.
Altaba Inc. (the Fund), formerly Yahoo! Inc., is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to track the combined investment return of the Alibaba Shares and the Yahoo Japan Shares it owns. Alibaba Shares represent an approximate 15% equity interest in Alibaba Group Holding Limited (Alibaba), and its Yahoo Japan Corporation ((Yahoo Japa) Shares represent an approximate 36% equity interest in Yahoo Japan. In addition to the Alibaba Shares and the Yahoo Japan Shares, the Fund also owns the minority investments, all of the equity interests in Excalibur IP, LLC (which owns the Excalibur IP Assets) and the marketable debt securities portfolio. The Fund’s external investment advisors are BlackRock Advisors, LLC and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC.
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