Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) is one of 44 public companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Yandex to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
67.6% of Yandex shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.3% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Yandex and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Yandex and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Yandex||$1.63 billion||$152.40 million||41.52|
|Yandex Competitors||$6.96 billion||$964.57 million||38.50|
Yandex’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Yandex. Yandex is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk & Volatility
Yandex has a beta of 2.66, suggesting that its share price is 166% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yandex’s competitors have a beta of 1.41, suggesting that their average share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Yandex and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Yandex currently has a consensus price target of $39.69, indicating a potential upside of 18.01%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 8.12%. Given Yandex’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Yandex is more favorable than its competitors.
Yandex beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Yandex N.V. operates an Internet search engine in Russia and internationally. The company offers search, location-based, personalized, and mobile services that enable users to find information, and communicate and connect over the Internet from desktops and mobile devices. It provides maps and location-based services, such as Yandex.Maps, Yandex.Navigator, and Yandex.Transport; Yandex.Mail that provides users access to their email accounts; Yandex.Disk, a cloud-based storage service; Yandex.News, an online news aggregation service; Yandex.Weather, a service that offers hyperlocal weather information; and Yandex Browser for desktops and mobile platforms. The company also provides Yandex.Direct, an auction-based advertising placement platform; Yandex Ad Network service; Yandex RTB, a programmatic advertising product; mobile advertising products; Yandex.Spravochnik, a business directory; and Yandex.Market, an e-commerce gateway service. In addition, it offers Yandex.Taxi, an on-demand transportation service; Auto.ru, a classified platform for used and new cars, other private and commercial vehicles, and spare parts; Yandex.Realty, a real estate classifieds service; Yandex.Jobs, a job search Website; and Yandex.Travel, a service that allow users to search for a vacation. Further, it offers KinoPoisk, a Russian language Website for movies, TV series, and celebrity content; Yandex.Music, a music streaming service; Yandex.Afisha platform that allow users to buy tickets to cinemas, theaters, and concerts online; and Yandex.TV Program, a service providing users with an up to date schedule of broadcast, cable and digital TV channels, as well as an option to view certain TV channels online. Additionally, it offers Yandex Zen, which scours the Web for content; and Yandex Launcher that allows users to grouping applications on their smartphone into various categories. Yandex N.V. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.
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