BIT Mining (NYSE:BTCM – Get Rating) and Autohome (NYSE:ATHM – Get Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
18.1% of BIT Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of Autohome shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.7% of BIT Mining shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.7% of Autohome shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for BIT Mining and Autohome, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares BIT Mining and Autohome’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BIT Mining||$1.33 billion||0.02||-$60.52 million||($0.98)||-0.31|
|Autohome||$1.14 billion||3.44||$401.78 million||$1.83||17.01|
Autohome has lower revenue, but higher earnings than BIT Mining. BIT Mining is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Autohome, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares BIT Mining and Autohome’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Risk & Volatility
BIT Mining has a beta of 2.57, suggesting that its share price is 157% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autohome has a beta of 0.11, suggesting that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Autohome beats BIT Mining on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About BIT Mining
BIT Mining Limited operates as a cryptocurrency mining company. The company operates through three segments: Mining Pool, Data Center, and Cryptocurrency Mining. It operates a cryptocurrency mining data center in Ohio with power capacity of 150 megawatts; and mining pool business, including the domain name and the cryptocurrency wallet of BTC.com, as well as purchases and deploys bitcoin mining machines. The company was formerly known as 500.com Limited and changed its name to BIT Mining Limited in April 2021. BIT Mining Limited was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.
Autohome Inc. operates as an online destination for automobile consumers in the People's Republic of China. The company delivers interactive content and tools to automobile consumers through its three websites, autohome.com.cn, che168.com, and ttpai.cn on PCs, mobile devices, mobile applications, and mini apps. It provides media services, including automaker advertising services and regional marketing campaigns; and leads generation services comprising dealer subscription services, advertising services for individual dealers, and used automobile listing and other platform-based services. The company also offers Autohome Mall, an online transaction platform for users to review automotive-related information, purchase coupons offered by automakers for discounts, and make purchases to complete the transaction; data products; and online bidding platform for used automobiles, as well as collects commissions for facilitating transactions of auto-financing and insurance products on its platform. The company was formerly known as Sequel Limited and changed its name to Autohome Inc. in October 2011. Autohome Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
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