Youku Tudou (NYSE:YOKU) versus Its Competitors Financial Analysis

Youku Tudou (NYSE: YOKU) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Youku Tudou to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and dividends.


This table compares Youku Tudou and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Youku Tudou -23.48% -12.96% -9.88%
Youku Tudou Competitors 2.01% 38.26% 7.79%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Youku Tudou and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Youku Tudou 0 0 0 0 N/A
Youku Tudou Competitors 428 1647 2769 95 2.51

As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.94%. Given Youku Tudou’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Youku Tudou has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.0% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Youku Tudou and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Youku Tudou N/A N/A -21.51
Youku Tudou Competitors $943.06 million $113.10 million 695.68

Youku Tudou’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Youku Tudou. Youku Tudou is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Youku Tudou has a beta of 2.51, indicating that its stock price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Youku Tudou’s peers have a beta of 1.43, indicating that their average stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Youku Tudou peers beat Youku Tudou on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

About Youku Tudou

Youku Tudou Inc. is an Internet television company in the People’s Republic of China. The Company’s Youku and Tudou platforms enable users to search, view and share video content across multiple devices. Its monthly visitors from home and office personal computer (PC) users numbered approximately 256 million and 169 million for Youku platform and Tudou platform, respectively. Through its Youku and Tudou platforms, it has built an online video content library. The videos accessible on its two platforms are produced content, such as television serial dramas, movies, variety shows, current events reports and music videos. The remaining content consists of user-generated content and in-house productions. The Company licenses professionally produced video content at fixed rates for a specified term. The terms of its licenses vary depending on the type of content and producer, though the terms for television serial dramas and movies range from six months to ten years.

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