Xunlei (NASDAQ:XNET) and Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Xunlei has a beta of 1.8, suggesting that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alteryx has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Xunlei and Alteryx’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xunlei -26.68% -16.29% -11.69%
Alteryx -5.66% 3.48% 1.10%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Xunlei and Alteryx, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xunlei 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alteryx 1 4 8 0 2.54

Alteryx has a consensus price target of $145.23, indicating a potential upside of 34.73%. Given Alteryx’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alteryx is more favorable than Xunlei.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.2% of Xunlei shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.5% of Alteryx shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.7% of Xunlei shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.6% of Alteryx shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Xunlei and Alteryx’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Xunlei $180.66 million 1.44 -$53.17 million N/A N/A
Alteryx $417.91 million 17.01 $27.14 million $0.56 192.48

Alteryx has higher revenue and earnings than Xunlei.

Summary

Alteryx beats Xunlei on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Xunlei

Xunlei Limited, a cloud-based acceleration technology company, operates an Internet platform for digital media content in the People's Republic of China. The company's platform is based on cloud computing that enables users to access, manage, and consume digital media content. It offers Xunlei Accelerator, which enables users to accelerate digital transmission over the Internet; and cloud acceleration subscription services that offer users premium services through various products, such as Green Channel and Offline Accelerator. The company also provides Mobile Xunlei, a mobile application that allows users to search, download, and consume digital media content on their mobile devices; Xunlei Media Player, which supports online and offline play of digital media content, as well as simultaneous play of digital media content while it is being transmitted by Xunlei Accelerator; online games online game Website and purchase licenses; live video and online advertising services; and other Internet value-added services. As of December 2017, its platform had approximately 145 million monthly unique visitors. Xunlei Limited has strategic partnerships with People Capital to promote blockchain innovation; and China Mobile IoT Company Limited to develop IoT industry solutions. The company was formerly known as Giganology Limited and changed its name to Xunlei Limited in January 2011. Xunlei Limited was founded in 2003 and is based in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

About Alteryx

Alteryx, Inc. operates a self-service data analytics software platform that enables organizations to enhance business outcomes and the productivity of their business analysts, data scientists, and citizen data scientists worldwide. Its software platform includes Alteryx Designer, a data profiling, preparation, blending, and analytics product used to create visual workflows or analytic processes; Alteryx Server, a server-based product for scheduling, sharing, and running analytic processes and applications in a Web-based environment; Alteryx Connect, a collaborative data exploration platform for discovering information assets and sharing recommendations across the enterprise; and Alteryx Promote, an analytics model management product for data scientists and analytics teams to build, manage, monitor, and deploy predictive models into real-time production applications. The company also offers Alteryx Analytics Gallery, a cloud-based collaboration offering that allows users to share workflows in a centralized repository; and Alteryx Community, which allow users to gain valuable insights in its platform. In addition, it provides technical support, instruction, and customer services. The company was formerly known as Alteryx, LLC and changed its name to Alteryx, Inc. in March 2011. Alteryx, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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