Critical Review: AutoNavi (AMAP) vs. Its Competitors

AutoNavi (NASDAQ: AMAP) is one of 187 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare AutoNavi to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares AutoNavi and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AutoNavi N/A N/A N/A
AutoNavi Competitors -23.32% -275.34% -5.05%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.3% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.6% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AutoNavi and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AutoNavi N/A N/A -14.72
AutoNavi Competitors $2.81 billion $290.97 million 315.42

AutoNavi’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than AutoNavi. AutoNavi is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for AutoNavi and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AutoNavi 0 0 0 0 N/A
AutoNavi Competitors 785 4771 7563 182 2.54

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 11.03%. Given AutoNavi’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AutoNavi has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

AutoNavi has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AutoNavi’s rivals have a beta of 1.11, suggesting that their average share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AutoNavi rivals beat AutoNavi on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

About AutoNavi

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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