Financial Survey: Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) and Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD)

Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) and Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Yandex has a beta of 2.04, suggesting that its share price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trade Desk has a beta of 2.88, suggesting that its share price is 188% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yandex and Trade Desk’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yandex $1.84 billion 6.90 $685.00 million $0.95 41.07
Trade Desk $477.29 million 22.51 $88.14 million $1.92 125.70

Yandex has higher revenue and earnings than Trade Desk. Yandex is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Trade Desk, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Yandex and Trade Desk’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yandex 36.20% 11.81% 9.42%
Trade Desk 17.41% 24.41% 9.12%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.9% of Yandex shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.4% of Trade Desk shares are held by institutional investors. 17.4% of Trade Desk shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Yandex and Trade Desk, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yandex 0 0 7 0 3.00
Trade Desk 1 5 11 0 2.59

Yandex currently has a consensus target price of $45.25, suggesting a potential upside of 15.97%. Trade Desk has a consensus target price of $189.69, suggesting a potential downside of 21.40%. Given Yandex’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Yandex is more favorable than Trade Desk.

Summary

Trade Desk beats Yandex on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yandex Company Profile

Yandex N.V., an Internet and technology company, operates an Internet search engine in Russia and internationally. The company offers search, location-based, personalized, and mobile services that enable users to find information, and communicate and connect over the Internet from desktops and mobile devices. It provides geolocation services, such as Yandex.Maps, Yandex.Navigator, Yandex.Auto, and Yandex.Routing; Yandex.Mail that provides access to email accounts; Yandex.Disk, a cloud-based storage service; Yandex.News, an online news aggregation service; Yandex.Weather hyperlocal weather information services; Yandex Browser for desktops and mobile platforms; and Yandex Search Apps. The company also provides Yandex.Direct, an auction-based advertising placement platform; Yandex Advertising Network service; Yandex.Radar, a market analytics tool; mobile advertising products; Yandex.Metrica, a web analytics system; Yandex.Market, an e-commerce gateway service; Yandex.Station, a smart speaker; Yandex.Phone, an assistant. In addition, it offers Yandex.Taxi, a ride-sharing service; Auto.ru for used and new cars, commercial vehicles, and spare parts; Yandex.Realty, a real estate classifieds platform; Yandex.Jobs, a job search Website; and Yandex.Travel, a travel aggregator service. Further, it offers KinoPoisk, a Russian language Website for movies, TV series, celebrity content, and entertainment news; Yandex.Music, a music streaming service; Yandex.Afisha to buy tickets to cinemas, theaters, and concerts online; and Yandex.TV Program that provides up to date schedule of broadcast, cable and digital TV channels, as well as an option to view certain TV channels online. Additionally, it offers Yandex Zen, a personal recommendation service; Yandex.Cloud that allows companies to host and develop apps and services, and store and manage data; and Yandex.Drive, a free-floating car-sharing service. Yandex N.V. was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Schiphol, the Netherlands.

Trade Desk Company Profile

The Trade Desk, Inc., a technology company, provides a self-service omnichannel software platform that enables clients to purchase and manage data-driven digital advertising campaigns in the United States and internationally. The company's platform allows clients to manage integrated advertising campaigns in various advertising channels and formats, including display, video, audio, native and social, and on a multitude of devices, such as computers, mobile devices, and connected TV (CTV). It serves advertising agencies and other service providers for advertisers. The Trade Desk, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Ventura, California.

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