Critical Review: Qutoutiao (QTT) versus The Competition

Qutoutiao (NASDAQ: QTT) is one of 12,917 public companies in the “” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Qutoutiao to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Qutoutiao and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Qutoutiao $43.70 million -$294.51 million -7.44
Qutoutiao Competitors $7.26 billion $564.79 million 12.37

Qutoutiao’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Qutoutiao. Qutoutiao is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Qutoutiao and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qutoutiao N/A N/A N/A
Qutoutiao Competitors -173.67% 8.35% 2.21%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Qutoutiao and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qutoutiao 0 3 1 0 2.25
Qutoutiao Competitors 58890 224008 291341 11956 2.44

Qutoutiao presently has a consensus price target of $10.85, suggesting a potential downside of 30.58%. As a group, “” companies have a potential upside of 24.28%. Given Qutoutiao’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Qutoutiao has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of Qutoutiao shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of shares of all “” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Qutoutiao rivals beat Qutoutiao on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

About Qutoutiao

Qutoutiao Inc. develops an application for news in China. Qutoutiao Inc. was formerly known as Qtech Ltd. and changed its name to Qutoutiao Inc. in July 2018. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Shanghai, China.

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