Contrasting Yalla Group (NYSE:YALA) & Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META)

Yalla Group (NYSE:YALAGet Rating) and Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:METAGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Yalla Group has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Meta Platforms has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Yalla Group and Meta Platforms’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yalla Group 28.99% 24.77% 22.08%
Meta Platforms 31.20% 28.74% 22.28%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

22.2% of Yalla Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.5% of Meta Platforms shares are held by institutional investors. 13.6% of Meta Platforms shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Yalla Group and Meta Platforms, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yalla Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Meta Platforms 2 10 26 1 2.67

Yalla Group currently has a consensus target price of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 464.33%. Meta Platforms has a consensus target price of $250.04, suggesting a potential upside of 57.16%. Given Yalla Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Yalla Group is more favorable than Meta Platforms.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yalla Group and Meta Platforms’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yalla Group $273.14 million 2.40 $82.59 million $0.45 9.84
Meta Platforms $117.93 billion 3.65 $39.37 billion $13.22 12.03

Meta Platforms has higher revenue and earnings than Yalla Group. Yalla Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Meta Platforms, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Meta Platforms beats Yalla Group on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Yalla Group

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Yalla Group Limited operates a voice-centric social networking and entertainment platform under the Yalla name primarily in the Middle East and North Africa region. Its platform offers group chatting and games services; and sells virtual items, as well as provides upgrade services. The company was formerly known as FYXTech Corporation. Yalla Group Limited was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

About Meta Platforms

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Meta Platforms, Inc. develops products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, wearables, and in-home devices worldwide. It operates in two segments, Family of Apps and Reality Labs. The Family of Apps segment's products include Facebook, which enables people to share, discover, and connect with interests; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and private messages, as well as feed, stories, reels, video, live, and shops; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices through chat, audio and video calls, and rooms; and WhatsApp, a messaging application that is used by people and businesses to communicate and transact privately. The Reality Labs segment provides augmented and virtual reality related products comprising virtual reality hardware, software, and content that help people feel connected, anytime, and anywhere. The company was formerly known as Facebook, Inc. and changed its name to Meta Platforms, Inc. in October 2021. Meta Platforms, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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