WebMD Health (NASDAQ: WBMD) and Cars.com (NYSE:CARS) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for WebMD Health and Cars.com, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares WebMD Health and Cars.com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation and Earnings
This table compares WebMD Health and Cars.com’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cars.com||$633.10 million||3.30||$176.37 million||$1.70||17.18|
Cars.com has higher revenue and earnings than WebMD Health. Cars.com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than WebMD Health, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
91.0% of WebMD Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of WebMD Health shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Cars.com beats WebMD Health on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
WebMD Health Company Profile
WebMD Health Corp. is a provider of health information services. The Company provides its services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals through its Websites, mobile applications and health-focused publications. Advertisers and sponsors use The WebMD Health Network to reach and engage healthcare professionals and consumers who are interested in healthy living, wellness, diseases and conditions, and other health-related topics. It also markets services under the WebMD Health Services brand that help employers and health plans improve the health and wellness of their employee and plan participant populations. The WebMD Health Network includes www.WebMD.com, its primary Website for consumers and related mobile applications; www.Medscape.com, its primary Website for physicians and other healthcare professionals and related mobile applications; and other Websites through which it provides its branded health and wellness content, tools and services.
Cars.com Company Profile
Cars.com Inc. owns a digital automotive marketplace business (Cars.com). Cars.com is an online research destination for car shoppers. The Company is engaged in the sale of online subscription advertising products targeting car dealerships. It offers a suite of products and services targeting the automotive needs of its buyer and seller customers. Cars.com offers a digital automotive marketplace search engine that helps car buyers to make informed purchasing decisions and helps sellers to engage with a portion of their target customer base. This online automotive marketplace service connects buyers and sellers across five Websites: Cars.com, Auto.com, DealerRater.com, NewCars.com and PickupTrucks.com. Its automotive marketplace products also include credible user and automotive and dealer reviews. It is also engaged in the sale of display advertising to national advertisers. Car buyers and car owners interface with Cars.com primarily through the Cars.com sites and mobile applications.
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