Reviewing Zillow Group (Z) and Ominto (OMNT)

Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) and Ominto (NASDAQ:OMNT) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.5% of Zillow Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.5% of Ominto shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.7% of Zillow Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.4% of Ominto shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Zillow Group and Ominto, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zillow Group 1 7 3 0 2.18
Ominto 0 0 0 0 N/A

Zillow Group presently has a consensus target price of $49.34, indicating a potential upside of 67.78%. Given Zillow Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Zillow Group is more favorable than Ominto.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Zillow Group and Ominto’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zillow Group $1.08 billion 5.52 -$94.42 million $0.15 196.07
Ominto N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Ominto has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Zillow Group.

Profitability

This table compares Zillow Group and Ominto’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zillow Group -7.94% 0.06% 0.05%
Ominto N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Zillow Group beats Ominto on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Zillow Group

Zillow Group, Inc. operates real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web in the United States. The company offers a portfolio of brands and products to enable consumers find information about homes and connect with local professionals. Its brands focus on various stages of the home lifecycle, including renting, buying, selling, and financing. The company's portfolio of consumer brands comprise real estate and rental marketplaces, such as Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads, Naked Apartments, RealEstate.com, and OutEast.com. It also provides a suite of marketing software and technology solutions; and owns and operates various business brands for real estate, rental, and mortgage professionals comprising Mortech, dotloop, Bridge Interactive, and New Home Feed. In addition, the company offers advertising services. Zillow Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

About Ominto

Ominto, Inc., a global e-commerce leader, provides online Cash Back shopping and travel deals through its primary shopping platform and affiliated partner program Websites. The company at DubLi.com or at partner sites powered by Ominto.com, enables consumers to shop at their favorite stores, save with the best coupons and deals, and earn Cash Back with each purchase. The Ominto.com platform features various brand name stores and travel companies, providing Cash Back savings to consumers in approximately 120 countries. Its partner programs offer a white label version of the Ominto.com shopping and travel platform to businesses and non-profits, providing them with a professional, reliable Web presence that builds brand loyalty with their members, customers, or constituents. The company was formerly known as DubLi, Inc. and changed its name to Ominto, Inc. in June 2015. Ominto, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

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