Comparing of Tucows Inc. (TCX) and Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB)

Since Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX) and Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB) are part of the Internet Information Providers industry, they are influenced by contrast. The influences particularly affect the dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership of both companies.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tucows Inc. 346.01M 2.69 17.14M 1.59 47.40
Weibo Corporation 1.72B 9.00 571.82M 2.33 31.01

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for Tucows Inc. and Weibo Corporation. Weibo Corporation seems to has higher revenue and earnings compared to Tucows Inc. The business that is more expensive between the two has a higher P/E ratio. Tucows Inc. is presently more expensive than Weibo Corporation, because it’s trading at a higher P/E ratio.


Table 2 shows us Tucows Inc. and Weibo Corporation’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tucows Inc. 4.95% 32.5% 6.4%
Weibo Corporation 33.25% 38.8% 19%

Volatility and Risk

A 0.77 beta indicates that Tucows Inc. is 23.00% less volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, Weibo Corporation’s 105.00% volatility makes it more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 2.05 beta.


Tucows Inc.’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 0.8 and 0.8 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Weibo Corporation are 4 and 4 respectively. Weibo Corporation therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Tucows Inc.

Analyst Ratings

Tucows Inc. and Weibo Corporation Ratings and Recommendations are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tucows Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Weibo Corporation 0 3 2 2.40

Weibo Corporation on the other hand boasts of a $68 average target price and a -2.09% potential downside.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Tucows Inc. and Weibo Corporation has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 67.8% and 39.8%. 6.3% are Tucows Inc.’s share owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.41% are Weibo Corporation’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Tucows Inc. -3.18% 2.17% 33.02% 37.39% 29.8% 25.24%
Weibo Corporation -2.26% 19.3% 16.74% -9.38% -43.36% 23.86%

For the past year Tucows Inc. was more bullish than Weibo Corporation.


Weibo Corporation beats Tucows Inc. on 12 of the 14 factors.

Tucows Inc. provides network access, domain name registration, email, mobile telephony, and other Internet services in the United States, Canada, and Germany. It operates in two segments, Network Access Services and Domain Services. The Network Access Services segment offers mobile and fixed high-speed Internet access services under the Ting brand, and Internet hosting and network consulting services. The Domain Services segment provides OpenSRS domain service that offers services related to the registration, renewal, transfer, and management of domain names; OpenSRS value-added services, such as hosted email service that provides email delivery and Webmail access to various mailboxes; SSL certificates; Internet security services; publishing tools; and reseller billing services. This segment also offers Platypus billing software, which provides billing, provisioning, and customer care software solutions to Internet service providers (ISPs); Internet domain name registration and email services to individuals and small businesses through its Website; and banner and text advertising services through its Website. Tucows Inc. offers its services through an Internet-based distribution network of ISPs, Web hosting companies, and other providers of Internet services to end-users. The company was formerly known as Infonautics, Inc. and changed its name to Tucows Inc. in August 2001. Tucows Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Weibo Corporation operates as a social media platform for people to create, distribute, and discover Chinese-language content. It operates through two segments, Advertising and Marketing Services, and Other Services. The company offers self-expression products that enable its users to express themselves on its platform; social products to promote social interaction between users on its platform; discovery products to help users discover content on its platform; and notifications to notify users on Weibo account activities through SMS or push notification on their device. It also provides third-party online games, including role playing, card, strategy, and real life simulation games, as well as various services and functions to VIP members; and develops mobile apps comprising Weibo Headlines that aggregates news and information from Weibo and other online sources, as well as Weibo Weather, a weather app. In addition, the company offers advertising and marketing solutions, such as social display ads; and promoted feeds, accounts, and trends to enable its customers to promote their brands and conduct marketing activities. Further, it provides products that allow its platform partners to link their Websites and mobile apps to its platform, enabling their users to share content to Weibo; application programming interfaces, which allow third-party developers to build apps to serve individual and organization users; Weibo Credit that allows its users to purchase in-game virtual items and other fee-based services on Weibo. The company was formerly known as T.CN Corporation and changed its name to Weibo Corporation in 2012. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Beijing, China. Weibo Corporation is a subsidiary of SINA Corporation.