Critical Survey: Vimeo (NASDAQ:VMEO) vs. AutoWeb (NASDAQ:AUTO)

Vimeo (NASDAQ:VMEO) and AutoWeb (NASDAQ:AUTO) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Vimeo and AutoWeb’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vimeo N/A N/A N/A
AutoWeb -1.92% -8.13% -3.33%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vimeo and AutoWeb’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vimeo $283.22 million N/A N/A N/A N/A
AutoWeb $76.57 million 0.46 -$6.82 million ($0.52) -5.06

Vimeo has higher revenue and earnings than AutoWeb.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

13.2% of AutoWeb shares are held by institutional investors. 41.8% of AutoWeb shares 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Vimeo and AutoWeb, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vimeo 0 3 6 0 2.67
AutoWeb 0 0 2 0 3.00

Vimeo presently has a consensus target price of $49.14, indicating a potential upside of 50.15%. AutoWeb has a consensus target price of $4.75, indicating a potential upside of 80.61%. Given AutoWeb’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AutoWeb is more favorable than Vimeo.

Summary

Vimeo beats AutoWeb on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Vimeo

Vimeo, Inc. owns and operates an online video platform for users to upload, share, and watch videos. The company's platform provides video player, collaboration, marketing, live streaming, analystics, hosting, and management solutions. It also provides Vimeo On Demand, an open self-distribution service that enables users to sell their works directly to their audiences and retain a share of the revenue after transaction costs; and Vimeo Create, a suite of tools for making social videos. In addition, the company offers professional video hosting solutions for small businesses. It provides solutions for creative professionals, small businesses, enterprises, education sector, fitness centers, and faith teams. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in New York, New York. Vimeo, Inc.(NasdaqGS:VMEO) operates independently of IAC/InterActiveCorp as of May 24, 2021.

About AutoWeb

AutoWeb, Inc. engages in digital marketing solutions. The company engages in assisting automotive retail dealers and automotive manufacturers market and sell new and used vehicles to consumers by utilizing digital sales enhancing products and services. Its consumer-facing automotive websites provide consumers with information and tools to aid them with their automotive purchase decisions and gives in-market consumers the ability to connect with Dealers regarding purchasing or leasing vehicles. The company offers the WebLeads+ and Payment Pro and other Leads program for sale transactions. AutoWeb was founded by John C. Bedrosian and Peter R. Ellis in January 1995 and is headquartered in Tampa, FL.

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