Telenav (NASDAQ: TNAV) and Momo (NASDAQ:MOMO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
This table compares Telenav and Momo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Telenav and Momo, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Telenav currently has a consensus target price of $12.75, indicating a potential upside of 107.32%. Momo has a consensus target price of $41.79, indicating a potential upside of 14.26%. Given Telenav’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Telenav is more favorable than Momo.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
54.1% of Telenav shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.2% of Momo shares are held by institutional investors. 24.6% of Telenav shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 61.4% of Momo shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Telenav and Momo’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Telenav||$169.58 million||1.59||-$38.24 million||($1.08)||-5.69|
|Momo||$980.63 million||5.75||$299.40 million||$1.29||28.35|
Momo has higher revenue and earnings than Telenav. Telenav is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Momo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Telenav has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Momo has a beta of 1.94, meaning that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Momo beats Telenav on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Telenav Company Profile
TeleNav, Inc. (Telenav) is a provider of location-based platform services. The Company’s services consist of its automotive and mobile navigation platform and its advertising delivery platform. The Company operates through three segments: automotive, advertising and mobile navigation. The automotive segment provides its map and navigation platform to auto manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for distribution with their vehicles. The advertising segment provides interactive mobile advertisements on behalf of its advertising clients to consumers based on the location of the user and other targeting capabilities. The mobile navigation segment provides its map and navigation platform to end users through mobile devices. The Company’s auto and mobile navigation platform allows it to deliver location-based services to auto manufacturers, developers and end users through various distribution channels, including wireless carriers.
Momo Company Profile
Momo Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates Momo, a mobile-based social networking platform. The Company’s Momo platform includes its Momo mobile application and a range of related features, functionalities, tools and services that it provides to users, customers and platform partners. Momo users can maintain their relationships through its private and group communication tools, content creation and sharing functions, as well as the offline social activities promoted on its platform. It also offers live music and entertainment broadcasts on its Momo platform. The Momo mobile application, which is available on android, iPhone operating system (iOS) and Windows platforms, enables users to establish social relationships based on locations and interests. Momo offers a personal way for users to discover people nearby, and the Company facilitates the connecting, communicating, interacting, and content sharing with others.
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