Reviewing BIT Mining (NYSE:BTCM) & Autohome (NYSE:ATHM)

BIT Mining (NYSE:BTCMGet Rating) and Autohome (NYSE:ATHMGet 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.

Analyst Recommendations

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
BIT Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A
Autohome 0 3 4 0 2.57

Autohome has a consensus price target of $39.64, suggesting a potential upside of 27.35%. Given Autohome’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Autohome is more favorable than BIT Mining.

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.

Profitability

This table compares BIT Mining and Autohome’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BIT Mining -4.97% -31.23% -22.35%
Autohome 22.45% 8.49% 6.80%

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.

Summary

Autohome beats BIT Mining on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BIT Mining

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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.

About Autohome

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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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