Qutoutiao (NASDAQ:QTT) and Sify Technologies (NASDAQ:SIFY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Qutoutiao and Sify Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qutoutiao 0 2 2 0 2.50
Sify Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00

Qutoutiao currently has a consensus target price of $12.25, indicating a potential upside of 210.13%. Sify Technologies has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 214.96%. Given Sify Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sify Technologies is more favorable than Qutoutiao.

Dividends

Sify Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Qutoutiao does not pay a dividend. Sify Technologies pays out 10.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Qutoutiao and Sify Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qutoutiao N/A N/A N/A
Sify Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.5% of Qutoutiao shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.6% of Sify Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 77.0% of Sify Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Qutoutiao and Sify Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qutoutiao $43.70 million 25.54 -$282.54 million ($2.10) -1.88
Sify Technologies $311.50 million 0.16 $15.45 million $0.10 12.70

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

Summary

Sify Technologies beats Qutoutiao on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Qutoutiao Company Profile

Qutoutiao Inc. operates mobile platforms for the distribution, consumption, and sharing of light entertainment content in the People's Republic of China. The company operates Qutoutiao, a mobile application that aggregates articles and short videos from professional media and freelancers and presents customized feeds to users; and Quduopai, a mobile application that allows users to create, upload, and view videos. It also provides Midu Novels, a mobile literature application that offers users free literature supported by advertising. The company was formerly known as Qtech Ltd. and changed its name to Qutoutiao Inc. in July 2018. Qutoutiao Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

Sify Technologies Company Profile

Sify Technologies Ltd. engages in the provision of integrated Internet, network, and electronic commerce services in India. It operates through the following segments: Telecom-centric Services, and Data Center-centric Information Technology Services. The Telecom-centric Services segment includes domestic data, international data wholesale voice, and network managed services. The Data Center-centric Information Technology Services segment comprises of data center; cloud and managed; technology integration, and applications integration services. The company was founded on December 12, 1995 and is headquartered in Chennai, India.

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