Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:FB – Get Rating) and Dada Nexus (NASDAQ:DADA – Get Rating) are both IT and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Valuation and benefits
This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Meta Platforms and Dada Nexus.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|Metaplatforms||$117.93 billion||4.56||$39.37 billion||$13.22||15.02|
|Dada Nexus||$1.06 billion||1.60||-$387.77 million||($1.61)||-4.07|
Meta Platforms has higher revenue and profit than Dada Nexus. Dada Nexus trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Meta Platforms, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Meta Platforms and Dada Nexus.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
Institutional and insider ownership
65.5% of Meta Platforms shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.2% of Dada Nexus shares are held by institutional investors. 13.6% of Meta Platforms shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and risk
Meta Platforms has a beta of 1.37, which means its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dada Nexus has a beta of 1.54, which means its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of the current recommendations for Meta Platforms and Dada Nexus, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
Meta Platforms currently has a consensus target price of $312.95, indicating a potential upside of 57.56%. Dada Nexus has a consensus target price of $25.76, indicating an upside potential of 293.24%. Considering the higher consensus rating of Dada Nexus and its higher upside potential, analysts clearly believe that Dada Nexus is more favorable than Meta Platforms.
Meta Platforms beats Dada Nexus on 12 out of 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Meta Platforms Company Profile (Get a rating)
Meta Platforms, Inc. develops products that allow people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, wearables and home devices around the world . It operates in two segments, Family of Apps and Reality Labs. Products in the Family of Apps segment include Facebook, which enables people to share, discover and connect with interests; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos and private messages, as well as feeds, stories, reels, videos, live and shops; Messenger, a messaging application allowing users to connect with friends, family, groups and businesses across all platforms and devices via chat, audio and video calls and rooms; and WhatsApp, a messaging app used by individuals and businesses to communicate and transact privately. The Reality Labs segment provides augmented and virtual reality related products comprising virtual reality hardware, software and content that helps people feel connected anytime and anywhere. The company was formerly known as Facebook, Inc. and changed its name to Meta Platforms, Inc. in October 2021. Meta Platforms, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
Dada Nexus Company Profile (Get a rating)
Dada Nexus Limited operates an on-demand local delivery and retail platform in China. It operates JDDJ, a local on-demand retail platform for consumers, retailers and brand owners; and Dada Now, an on-demand local delivery platform for merchants and individual shippers across various industries and product categories. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
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