Eventbrite (NYSE:EB) versus 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) Financial Contrast

58.com (NYSE:WUBA) and Eventbrite (NYSE:EB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares 58.com and Eventbrite’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
58.com 41.67% 25.35% 17.96%
Eventbrite -23.53% -13.82% -6.56%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for 58.com and Eventbrite, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
58.com 1 4 3 0 2.25
Eventbrite 0 4 2 0 2.33

58.com currently has a consensus price target of $61.66, indicating a potential upside of 6.36%. Eventbrite has a consensus price target of $25.80, indicating a potential upside of 35.08%. Given Eventbrite’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Eventbrite is more favorable than 58.com.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares 58.com and Eventbrite’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
58.com $1.91 billion 4.44 $310.23 million $1.94 29.88
Eventbrite $291.61 million 5.43 -$64.08 million ($1.45) -13.17

58.com has higher revenue and earnings than Eventbrite. Eventbrite is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than 58.com, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.8% of 58.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.8% of Eventbrite shares are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of 58.com shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.6% of Eventbrite shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

58.com beats Eventbrite on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About 58.com

58.com Inc. operates various multi-category online classifieds platforms and vertical listing platforms that enable local businesses and consumers to connect, share information, and conduct business in the People's Republic of China. It operates multi-content category online classified platforms primarily under the 58 and Ganji names; Anjuke, an online real estate listing platform; ChinaHR, an online recruitment platform that focuses on white collar jobs; and Jia Xiao Yi Dian Tong, an online platform for driver's license examination preparation and other related services. The company also operates Zhuan Zhuan, an online used goods trading and service platform; and 58 Town, a rural version of 58.com. Its platform offers content in the categories, including real estate, jobs, automotive, yellow pages, and used goods. 58.com Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

About Eventbrite

Eventbrite, Inc. operates a ticketing and event technology platform in the United States and internationally. Its platform integrates components needed to plan, promote, and produce live events that allow creators to reduce friction and costs, increase reach, and drive ticket sales. The company was formerly known as Mollyguard Corporation and changed its name to Eventbrite, Inc. in 2009. Eventbrite, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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