CooTek (Cayman) (NYSE:CTK) and Automatic Data Processing (NYSE:ADP) Head to Head Review

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CooTek (Cayman) (NYSE:CTK) and Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.7% of CooTek (Cayman) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.2% of Automatic Data Processing shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Automatic Data Processing shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares CooTek (Cayman) and Automatic Data Processing’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CooTek (Cayman) N/A N/A N/A
Automatic Data Processing 16.17% 47.48% 5.73%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CooTek (Cayman) and Automatic Data Processing’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CooTek (Cayman) $134.11 million 2.90 $10.15 million N/A N/A
Automatic Data Processing $14.18 billion 5.11 $2.29 billion $5.45 30.65

Automatic Data Processing has higher revenue and earnings than CooTek (Cayman).


Automatic Data Processing pays an annual dividend of $3.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. CooTek (Cayman) does not pay a dividend. Automatic Data Processing pays out 58.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Automatic Data Processing has increased its dividend for 44 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for CooTek (Cayman) and Automatic Data Processing, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CooTek (Cayman) 2 1 1 0 1.75
Automatic Data Processing 0 7 3 0 2.30

CooTek (Cayman) presently has a consensus price target of $16.50, suggesting a potential upside of 170.94%. Automatic Data Processing has a consensus price target of $173.56, suggesting a potential upside of 3.91%. Given CooTek (Cayman)’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe CooTek (Cayman) is more favorable than Automatic Data Processing.


Automatic Data Processing beats CooTek (Cayman) on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CooTek (Cayman)

CooTek (Cayman) Inc. operates as an AI and big data-driven mobile Internet company. Its primary product is TouchPal Smart Input, an input method for mobile devices that supports approximately 110 languages worldwide. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

About Automatic Data Processing

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. provides business process outsourcing services worldwide. It operates through two segments, Employer Services and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Services. The Employer Services segment offers various human resources (HR) outsourcing and technology-based human capital management solutions. Its offerings include payroll, benefits administration, talent management, HR management, time and attendance management, insurance, retirement, and compliance services. This segment provides a range of solutions, which businesses of various types and sizes can use to activate talent, as well as recruit, pay, manage, and retain their workforce. It serves approximately 630,000 clients through its cloud-based strategic software as a service offering. The PEO Services segment provides HR outsourcing solutions through a co-employment model. This segment offers HR administration services, including employee recruitment, payroll and tax administration, time and attendance management, benefits administration, employee training and development, online HR management tools, and employee leave administration. It also provides employee benefits that enable eligible worksite employees with access to a 401(k) retirement savings plan, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, group term life and disability coverage, and an employee assistance program, as well as group health, dental, and vision coverage. In addition, this segment offers employer liability management services comprising workers' compensation program, unemployment claims management, safety compliance guidance and access to safety training, access to employment practices liability insurance, and guidance on compliance with the United States federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey.

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