As Internet Information Providers businesses, Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX) and Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP), are affected by compare. This especially applies to their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tucows Inc. 346.01M 2.66 17.14M 1.59 47.40
Yelp Inc. 942.77M 3.11 55.35M 0.63 58.04

Table 1 demonstrates Tucows Inc. and Yelp Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Yelp Inc. has lower earnings, but higher revenue than Tucows Inc. Currently more affordable of the two stocks is the business with a lower price-to-earnings ratio. Tucows Inc.’s currently lower price-to-earnings ratio means it is more affordable than Yelp Inc.


Table 2 represents Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX) and Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP)’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tucows Inc. 4.95% 32.5% 6.4%
Yelp Inc. 5.87% 14.2% 12.9%

Risk & Volatility

Tucows Inc.’s 0.77 beta indicates that its volatility is 23.00% less volatile than that of S&P 500. Yelp Inc. on the other hand, has 0.91 beta which makes it 9.00% less volatile compared to S&P 500.


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Tucows Inc. are 0.8 and 0.8 respectively. Its competitor Yelp Inc.’s Current Ratio is 13.6 and its Quick Ratio is 13.6. Yelp Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Tucows Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

The table delivered features the ratings and recommendations for Tucows Inc. and Yelp Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tucows Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Yelp Inc. 1 9 3 2.23

Yelp Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $42 consensus target price and a 17.58% potential upside.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 67.8% of Tucows Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors while 99.87% of Yelp Inc. are owned by institutional investors. About 6.3% of Tucows Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 0.6% of Yelp Inc.’s shares.


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%
Yelp Inc. -4.37% 0.88% 13.26% -21.81% -14.58% 5%

For the past year Tucows Inc. was more bullish than Yelp Inc.


Yelp Inc. beats Tucows Inc. on 11 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.

Yelp Inc. operates a platform that connects people with local businesses in the United States, Canada, and internationally. Its platform covers various local business categories, including restaurants, shopping, beauty and fitness, arts, entertainment and events, home and local services, health, nightlife, travel and hotel, auto, and others. The company provides free and paid business listing services to businesses, as well as enables businesses to deliver targeted search advertising to large local audiences through its Website and mobile application. It also provides Yelp platform, which allows consumers to transact directly on Yelp; Yelp Eat24 that offers food ordering and delivery services; Yelp Deals that allow local business owners to create promotional discounted deals for their products and services; and Gift Certificates products for local business owners to sell full-price gift certificates directly to customers through their business listing pages. The companyÂ’s Yelp platform enables consumers to complete food delivery transactions, book spa and salon appointments, purchase event tickets, order flowers, and other transaction opportunities. In addition, it offers other services, such as Yelp Reservations that provide restaurants, nightlife, and certain other venues with the ability to offer online reservations directly from their Yelp business listing pages; Yelp Knowledge program that offers local analytics and insights through access to historical data; and other non-advertising partner arrangements, including content licensing. Yelp Inc. offers its products directly through its sales force; indirectly through partners; and online through its Website. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Palo Alto, California; Scottsdale, Arizona; Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Dublin, Ireland; London, England; and Hamburg, Germany.

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