Reviewing Weibo Corporation (WB)’s and Alphabet Inc. (NASDA…


Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB) and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) compete against each other in the Internet Information Providers sector. We will contrast them and contrast their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Weibo Corporation 1.61B 7.96 536.30M 2.33 26.23
Alphabet Inc. 129.87B 5.70 18.77B 39.92 26.39

Demonstrates Weibo Corporation and Alphabet Inc. earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation. Alphabet Inc. appears to has higher revenue and earnings than Weibo Corporation. The company that is more affordable between the two has a lower P/E ratio. Weibo Corporation’s current P/E ratio is lower than that of Alphabet Inc., which means that it is the affordable of the two.

Profitability

Table 2 represents Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB) and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weibo Corporation 33.31% 38.8% 19%
Alphabet Inc. 14.45% 11.6% 9%

Volatility & Risk

A beta of 2.38 shows that Weibo Corporation is 138.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Alphabet Inc. has a 1.07 beta and it is 7.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.

Liquidity

Weibo Corporation has a Current Ratio of 4 and a Quick Ratio of 4. Competitively, Alphabet Inc.’s Current Ratio is 4.1 and has 4.1 Quick Ratio. Alphabet Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Weibo Corporation.

Analyst Recommendations

Weibo Corporation and Alphabet Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weibo Corporation 0 3 2 2.40
Alphabet Inc. 0 0 8 3.00

The upside potential is 52.27% for Weibo Corporation with average price target of $87.8. Competitively Alphabet Inc. has an average price target of $1335.63, with potential upside of 24.82%. Based on the analysts opinion we can conclude, Weibo Corporation is looking more favorable than Alphabet Inc.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Weibo Corporation and Alphabet Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 38.7% and 80.3%. Insiders owned 7.41% of Weibo Corporation shares. Comparatively, 0.15% are Alphabet Inc.’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

In this table we show the Week, Month, Quarter, Half Year, Year and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Weibo Corporation -3.86% -5.95% -13.36% -41.04% -39.21% -40.83%
Alphabet Inc. -5.09% -4.97% -10.37% -7.69% 0.82% -0.02%

For the past year Weibo Corporation’s stock price has bigger decline than Alphabet Inc.

Summary

Alphabet Inc. beats Weibo Corporation on 10 of the 15 factors.

Weibo Corporation operates as a social media platform for people to create, distribute, and discover Chinese-language content. It operates through two segments, Advertising and Marketing Services, and Other Services. The company offers self-expression products that enable its users to express themselves on its platform; social products to promote social interaction between users on its platform; discovery products to help users discover content on its platform; and notifications to notify users on Weibo account activities through SMS or push notification on their device. It also provides third-party online games, including role playing, card, strategy, and real life simulation games, as well as various services and functions to VIP members; and develops mobile apps comprising Weibo Headlines that aggregates news and information from Weibo and other online sources, as well as Weibo Weather, a weather app. In addition, the company offers advertising and marketing solutions, such as social display ads; and promoted feeds, accounts, and trends to enable its customers to promote their brands and conduct marketing activities. Further, it provides products that allow its platform partners to link their Websites and mobile apps to its platform, enabling their users to share content to Weibo; application programming interfaces, which allow third-party developers to build apps to serve individual and organization users; Weibo Credit that allows its users to purchase in-game virtual items and other fee-based services on Weibo. The company was formerly known as T.CN Corporation and changed its name to Weibo Corporation in 2012. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Beijing, China. Weibo Corporation is a subsidiary of SINA Corporation.

Alphabet Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States and internationally. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes principal Internet products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure and newer efforts, including Virtual Reality. This segment also offers digital content, enterprise cloud services, and hardware products, as well as other miscellaneous products and services. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo, and X, as well as fiber Internet and Television services. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.


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