Weibo Corporation (WB) and Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) Contr…

Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB) and Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN), are influenced by compare since they are both players in the Internet Information Providers. These factors are particularly influence the profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation of the two firms.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Weibo Corporation 1.61B 9.45 536.30M 2.33 26.23
Groupon Inc. 2.64B 0.73 11.08M -0.03 0.00

In table 1 we can see Weibo Corporation and Groupon Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 shows us the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weibo Corporation 33.31% 38.8% 19%
Groupon Inc. -0.42% -3.2% -0.6%

Risk & Volatility

Weibo Corporation’s current beta is 2.38 and it happens to be 138.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Groupon Inc.’s 62.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 volatility due to the stock’s 1.62 beta.


Weibo Corporation has a Current Ratio of 4 and a Quick Ratio of 4. Competitively, Groupon Inc.’s Current Ratio is 1 and has 0.9 Quick Ratio. Weibo Corporation’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Groupon Inc.

Analyst Ratings

Weibo Corporation and Groupon Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weibo Corporation 0 3 2 2.40
Groupon Inc. 0 4 0 2.00

Weibo Corporation’s average price target is $77.25, while its potential upside is 12.82%. Competitively Groupon Inc. has an average price target of $3.75, with potential upside of 11.61%. Based on the results delivered earlier, Weibo Corporation is looking more favorable than Groupon Inc., analysts view.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both Weibo Corporation and Groupon Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 38.7% and 64.3% respectively. 7.41% are Weibo Corporation’s share owned by insiders. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 1.4% of Groupon Inc.’s shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Weibo Corporation -3.86% -5.95% -13.36% -41.04% -39.21% -40.83%
Groupon Inc. 0% 5.32% -21.68% -32.38% -46.33% -39.8%

For the past year Weibo Corporation’s stock price has bigger decline than Groupon Inc.


Weibo Corporation beats on 11 of the 13 factors Groupon Inc.

Weibo Corporation operates as a social media platform for people to create, distribute, and discover Chinese-language content. It operates through two segments, Advertising and Marketing Services, and Other Services. The company offers self-expression products that enable its users to express themselves on its platform; social products to promote social interaction between users on its platform; discovery products to help users discover content on its platform; and notifications to notify users on Weibo account activities through SMS or push notification on their device. It also provides third-party online games, including role playing, card, strategy, and real life simulation games, as well as various services and functions to VIP members; and develops mobile apps comprising Weibo Headlines that aggregates news and information from Weibo and other online sources, as well as Weibo Weather, a weather app. In addition, the company offers advertising and marketing solutions, such as social display ads; and promoted feeds, accounts, and trends to enable its customers to promote their brands and conduct marketing activities. Further, it provides products that allow its platform partners to link their Websites and mobile apps to its platform, enabling their users to share content to Weibo; application programming interfaces, which allow third-party developers to build apps to serve individual and organization users; Weibo Credit that allows its users to purchase in-game virtual items and other fee-based services on Weibo. The company was formerly known as T.CN Corporation and changed its name to Weibo Corporation in 2012. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Beijing, China. Weibo Corporation is a subsidiary of SINA Corporation.

Groupon, Inc. operates online local commerce marketplaces that connect merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. The company provides deals in various categories, including events and activities, beauty and spa, health and fitness, food and drink, home and garden, and automotive; and deals on various product lines, such as electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, toys, household items, and apparel, as well as provides discounted and market rates for hotel, airfare, and package deals. It offers its deal offerings to customers through Websites; search engines; mobile applications and mobile Web browsers, which enable consumers to browse, purchase, manage, and redeem deals on their mobile devices; emails; affiliate channels; display advertising; and television and radio advertising. The company was formerly known as, Inc. and changed its name to Groupon, Inc. in October 2008. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Groupon, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Point, LLC.

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