Reviewing Altaba (AABA) and Its Rivals

Altaba (NASDAQ: AABA) is one of 547 publicly-traded companies in the “Closed End Funds” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Altaba to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Altaba has a beta of 1.87, meaning that its share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Altaba’s competitors have a beta of 0.55, meaning that their average share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Altaba and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Altaba 0 12 7 0 2.37
Altaba Competitors 237 1575 1940 33 2.47

Altaba currently has a consensus target price of $51.69, indicating a potential downside of 24.13%. As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies have a potential upside of 51.34%. Given Altaba’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Altaba has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.9% of Altaba shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.5% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.0% of Altaba shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.1% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Altaba and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Altaba $5.17 billion -$214.32 million -3,404.80
Altaba Competitors $238.76 million $44.95 million 267.67

Altaba has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Altaba is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Altaba and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Altaba -0.29% 0.77% 0.50%
Altaba Competitors -16.40% 7.69% 5.90%

Summary

Altaba competitors beat Altaba on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Altaba Company Profile

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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