Contrasting Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) and Eventbrite (NYSE:EB)

Eventbrite (NYSE:EB) and Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Eventbrite and Pinterest’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eventbrite -21.24% -15.65% -7.52%
Pinterest -119.13% -120.14% -70.23%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Eventbrite and Pinterest, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eventbrite 0 2 2 0 2.50
Pinterest 0 13 12 0 2.48

Eventbrite presently has a consensus price target of $23.33, suggesting a potential upside of 8.93%. Pinterest has a consensus price target of $28.96, suggesting a potential upside of 23.01%. Given Pinterest’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pinterest is more favorable than Eventbrite.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Eventbrite and Pinterest’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eventbrite $291.61 million 6.20 -$64.08 million ($1.45) -14.77
Pinterest $1.14 billion 11.18 -$1.36 billion ($3.24) -7.27

Eventbrite has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Pinterest. Eventbrite is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pinterest, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.5% of Eventbrite shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.4% of Pinterest shares are held by institutional investors. 19.6% of Eventbrite shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Eventbrite beats Pinterest on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Eventbrite

Eventbrite, Inc. operates a ticketing and event technology platform in the United States and internationally. Its platform integrates components needed to plan, promote, and produce live events that allow creators to reduce friction and costs, increase reach, and drive ticket sales. The company was formerly known as Mollyguard Corporation and changed its name to Eventbrite, Inc. in 2009. Eventbrite, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About Pinterest

Pinterest, Inc. provides a visual discovery engine that helps users to discover ideas for various projects and interests worldwide. Its platform allows users to discover ideas for daily activities, remodeling a house or training for a marathon, ongoing passions, and planning a wedding or a dream vacation. The company's platform show visual recommendations called Pins, based on user personal taste and interests. It also provides Product Pins that make items shoppable with up-to-date pricing; Recipe Pins to cook a meal by bringing the relevant information; Shop the Look, which enables pinners to shop for the individual products they see within fashion and home decor Pins; and Video Pins, which are short videos with topics, such as how-to content about cooking and beauty. The company was formerly known as Cold Brew Labs Inc. and changed its name to Pinterest, Inc. in November 2010. Pinterest, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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