Comparing AutoNavi (AMAP) and PFSweb (PFSW)

PFSweb (NASDAQ: PFSW) and AutoNavi (NASDAQ:AMAP) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.3% of PFSweb shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of PFSweb shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PFSweb and AutoNavi’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PFSweb $334.64 million 0.44 -$7.53 million ($0.59) -13.17
AutoNavi N/A N/A N/A ($1.42) -14.72

AutoNavi has lower revenue, but higher earnings than PFSweb. AutoNavi is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PFSweb, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

PFSweb has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AutoNavi has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares PFSweb and AutoNavi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PFSweb -3.30% 1.98% 0.40%
AutoNavi N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for PFSweb and AutoNavi, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PFSweb 0 2 4 0 2.67
AutoNavi 0 0 0 0 N/A

PFSweb currently has a consensus target price of $10.70, suggesting a potential upside of 37.71%. Given PFSweb’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PFSweb is more favorable than AutoNavi.

Summary

PFSweb beats AutoNavi on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

PFSweb Company Profile

PFSWEB, Inc. is a global provider of omni-channel commerce solutions, including a range of technology, infrastructure and professional services. The Company’s service offerings include Website design, creation and integration, digital agency and marketing, e-commerce technologies, order management, customer care, logistics and fulfillment, financial management and professional consulting. It operates through two segments: PFSweb, and Business and Retail Connect. PFSweb is a global provider of various infrastructure, technology and digital agency solutions and operates as a service fee business. In the Business and Retail Connect segment, subsidiaries of the Company purchase inventory from clients and resell the inventory to client customers. Its solutions support direct-to-consumer (DTC), business-to-business (B2B) and retail sales channels. It markets its solutions as PFSweb’s End2End eCommerce solution.

AutoNavi Company Profile

AutoNavi Holdings Limited is a provider of digital map content and navigation and location-based solutions in China. The service platform also enables the Company to move away from a pure business-to-business (B2B), model to a combined B2B and business-to-consumer (B2C), model. As of December 31, 2012, the core of its business is its nationwide digital map database that covered approximately 3.6 million kilometers of roadway and over 22 million points of interest across China. In addition, the Company had completed three dimensional (3-D) navigation maps of key areas in 60 cities and photo-realistic 3-D models of 35 cities for public sector projects. In February 2012, the Company and TomTom NV introduced HD Traffic. Effective December 12, 2013, Autonavi Holdings Limited acquired Alohar Mobile Inc. In July 2014, AutoNavi Holdings Ltd announced the completion of the merger with Ali ET Investment Holding Limited (Merger Sub), a subsidiary of Alibaba Investment Limited (Parent).

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