Reviewing AutoNavi (AMAP) and Its Competitors

AutoNavi (NASDAQ: AMAP) is one of 6 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting – NEC” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare AutoNavi to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

AutoNavi has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AutoNavi’s rivals have a beta of 0.92, indicating that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AutoNavi and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AutoNavi N/A N/A -14.72
AutoNavi Competitors N/A N/A 650.48

AutoNavi is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares AutoNavi and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AutoNavi N/A N/A N/A
AutoNavi Competitors -13.55% -21.47% -11.22%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for AutoNavi and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AutoNavi 0 0 0 0 N/A
AutoNavi Competitors 6 35 127 5 2.76

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting – NEC” companies have a potential upside of 54.37%. Given AutoNavi’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AutoNavi has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

AutoNavi beats its rivals on 3 of the 5 factors compared.

AutoNavi Company Profile

AutoNavi Holdings Limited is a provider of digital map content and navigation and location-based solutions in China. The service platform also enables the Company to move away from a pure business-to-business (B2B), model to a combined B2B and business-to-consumer (B2C), model. As of December 31, 2012, the core of its business is its nationwide digital map database that covered approximately 3.6 million kilometers of roadway and over 22 million points of interest across China. In addition, the Company had completed three dimensional (3-D) navigation maps of key areas in 60 cities and photo-realistic 3-D models of 35 cities for public sector projects. In February 2012, the Company and TomTom NV introduced HD Traffic. Effective December 12, 2013, Autonavi Holdings Limited acquired Alohar Mobile Inc. In July 2014, AutoNavi Holdings Ltd announced the completion of the merger with Ali ET Investment Holding Limited (Merger Sub), a subsidiary of Alibaba Investment Limited (Parent).

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