NYSE:ATHM

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Executive Summary

Autohome Inc. operates as an online destination for automobile consumers in the People’s Republic of China.


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Share Price & News

How has Autohome's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ATHM has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

9.6%

ATHM

0.1%

US Interactive Media and Services

3.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

-8.1%

ATHM

26.9%

US Interactive Media and Services

9.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ATHM underperformed the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 32.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ATHM underperformed the US Market which returned 8.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ATHMIndustryMarket
7 Day9.6%0.1%3.8%
30 Day7.2%7.3%11.4%
90 Day15.1%14.7%6.8%
1 Year-7.1%-8.1%27.0%26.9%12.1%9.7%
3 Year91.5%87.6%41.3%41.1%36.2%27.2%
5 Year77.9%74.2%125.4%124.8%63.7%45.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Autohome's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Autohome undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

22.69x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ATHM ($84.38) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($73.15)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ATHM is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ATHM is good value based on its PE Ratio (22.7x) compared to the Interactive Media and Services industry average (29x).

PE vs Market: ATHM is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.7x) compared to the US market (16.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ATHM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ATHM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.9x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (2.7x).


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Future Growth

How is Autohome forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?

12.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ATHM's forecast earnings growth (12.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: ATHM's earnings (12.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: ATHM's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: ATHM's revenue (12.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ATHM's revenue (12.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ATHM's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19.2%).


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Past Performance

How has Autohome performed over the past 5 years?

29.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ATHM has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ATHM's current net profit margins (37.6%) are lower than last year (40.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ATHM's earnings have grown significantly by 29.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ATHM's earnings growth over the past year (3.5%) is below its 5-year average (29.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ATHM earnings growth over the past year (3.5%) exceeded the Interactive Media and Services industry -16.7%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: ATHM's Return on Equity (21.5%) is considered high.


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Financial Health

How is Autohome's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ATHM's short term assets (CN¥16.7B) exceed its short term liabilities (CN¥4.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: ATHM's short term assets (CN¥16.7B) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥586.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ATHM is debt free.

Reducing Debt: ATHM had no debt 5 years ago.

Debt Coverage: ATHM has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: ATHM has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Autohome's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.89%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ATHM's dividend (0.89%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.62%).

High Dividend: ATHM's dividend (0.89%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.32%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether ATHM's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.

Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if ATHM's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (20.3%), ATHM's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: ATHM is not forecast to pay a dividend in 3 years.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

0.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Min Lu (58yo)

4yrs

Tenure

Mr. Min Lu serves as Chief Insurance Business Officer of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Ltd. since January 31, 2020 and as its Chief Information Officer. He is in charge of the insurance busine ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Min Lu
Chairman & CEO4yrsno datano data
Haifeng Shao
Co-President0.58yrno datano data
Jingyu Zhang
Co-President0.58yrno datano data
Jun Zou
Chief Financial Officer2.75yrsno datano data
Xiao Wang
Chief Technology Officer0.58yrno datano data
Anita Chen
Head of Investor Relationsno datano datano data

0.6yrs

Average Tenure

47yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: ATHM's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Min Lu
Chairman & CEO4yrsno datano data
Dazong Wang
Independent Director3.5yrsno datano data
Junling Liu
Independent Director5.42yrsno datano data
Tianruo Pu
Independent Director3.5yrsno datano data
Dong Liu
Director4yrsno datano data
Han Qiu
Director4yrsno datano data
Zheng Liu
Director2.5yrsno datano data

4.0yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ATHM's board of directors are considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Autohome Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Autohome Inc.
  • Ticker: ATHM
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2008
  • Industry: Interactive Media and Services
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$10.048b
  • Shares outstanding: 119.08m
  • Website: https://www.autohome.com.cn

Number of Employees


Location

  • Autohome Inc.
  • CEC Plaza, Tower B
  • 18th Floor
  • Beijing
  • Beijing Province
  • 100080
  • China

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ATHMNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesADS EACH REPR 1 CL 'A' ORD USD0.01USUSDDec 2013
8AHBDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesADS EACH REPR 1 CL 'A' ORD USD0.01DEEURDec 2013
ATHM NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesADS EACH REPR 1 CL 'A' ORD USD0.01MXMXNDec 2013

Biography

Autohome Inc. operates as an online destination for automobile consumers in the People’s Republic of China. The company, through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, and its mobile applications and mini apps, delivers comprehensive, independent, and interactive content to automobile consumers. It provides media services, including automaker advertising services and regional marketing campaigns; and leads generation services comprising dealer subscription services, advertising services for individual dealers, and used automobile listing and other platform-based services. The company also offers Autohome Mall, an online transaction platform for users to review automotive-related information, purchase coupons offered by automakers for discounts, and make purchases to complete the transaction; data products; and online bidding platform for used automobiles, as well as facilitating transactions of auto-financing and insurance products on its platform. The company was formerly known as Sequel Limited and changed its name to Autohome Inc. in October 2011. Autohome Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China. Autohome Inc. is a subsidiary of Yun Chen Capital Cayman. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/05 05:19
End of Day Share Price2020/06/04 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.