Qunar Cayman Islands (QUNR) and Cars.com (CARS) Head to Head Review

Qunar Cayman Islands (NASDAQ: QUNR) and Cars.com (NYSE:CARS) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Qunar Cayman Islands and Cars.com, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qunar Cayman Islands 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cars.com 0 1 2 0 2.67

Cars.com has a consensus target price of $35.33, suggesting a potential upside of 13.10%. Given Cars.com’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cars.com is more favorable than Qunar Cayman Islands.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.9% of Qunar Cayman Islands shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Qunar Cayman Islands and Cars.com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qunar Cayman Islands -67.87% -291.65% -30.15%
Cars.com 13.13% 5.63% 3.31%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Qunar Cayman Islands and Cars.com’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qunar Cayman Islands N/A N/A N/A ($8.28) -3.67
Cars.com $633.10 million 3.53 $176.37 million $1.70 18.38

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

Summary

Cars.com beats Qunar Cayman Islands on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Qunar Cayman Islands Company Profile

Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (Qunar) is engaged in offering mobile and online commerce platform for travel in China. The Company offers a range of travel products, including flights, hotels, vacations packages, attraction tickets and other travel related offerings. The Company offers Qunar Travel, which is a mobile application that enables its users to search for and purchase travel products. The Company’s software as a service (SaaS) system provides an online presence for over 360,000 travel service providers. Its search engine provides real-time travel products information directly sourced from travel service providers and through its SaaS platform. The Company’s main lines of business include flight tickets, hotels, vacation packages and attraction tickets. It offers display advertising, train tickets, car services, tour guides and other services. Its system provides instant confirmation of booking, rescheduling and cancellation for its flight ticket transactions.

Cars.com Company Profile

Cars.com Inc. owns a digital automotive marketplace business (Cars.com). Cars.com is an online research destination for car shoppers. The Company is engaged in the sale of online subscription advertising products targeting car dealerships. It offers a suite of products and services targeting the automotive needs of its buyer and seller customers. Cars.com offers a digital automotive marketplace search engine that helps car buyers to make informed purchasing decisions and helps sellers to engage with a portion of their target customer base. This online automotive marketplace service connects buyers and sellers across five Websites: Cars.com, Auto.com, DealerRater.com, NewCars.com and PickupTrucks.com. Its automotive marketplace products also include credible user and automotive and dealer reviews. It is also engaged in the sale of display advertising to national advertisers. Car buyers and car owners interface with Cars.com primarily through the Cars.com sites and mobile applications.

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