Autohome, Inc.

Autohome, Inc.

Autohome, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2008

Headquarters

18th Floor, Tower B, CEC Plaza,3 Dan Ling Street,Haidian District,Beijing 100080

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

4,198

Industries

Internet Software & Services
Computer Software
Automobiles

Company Description

Autohome, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the development, operation, and maintenance of mobile applications and automobile websites. It offers used vehicles and new car dealer listings. Autohome provides professionally produced and user-generated content, a comprehensive automobile library and extensive automobile listing information to automobile consumers, covering the entire car purchase and ownership cycle. The company was founded in June 2008 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Executives & Employees

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Financial Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Investor Relations

Investor Relations Contact

Board of Directors

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Autohome, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at 111, Inc.

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Chairman at Ophoenix Capital Management, Inc.

Senior Vice President & Head of Greater China at GIC Special Investments (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Deputy General Manager, Ping an Property Insurance Company of China at Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd.

Chief Scientist at Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd.

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Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management is a registered investment advisor based in Los Angeles, California with approximately $7 billion in assets under management. Our clients include affluent individuals, endowments, foundations, corporations, public funds, and pension plans for who it manages a range of portfolios having a common disciplined, high-quality investment philosophy

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OIM employs a fundamental, long-term, contrarian investment approach that seeks to identify equities with prices that are well below the perceived intrinsic value of the company. Although the firm employs a value orientation, they do not limit their investments only to stocks that can be defined as value stocks based on their current financial ratios. OIM looks for companies with attractive growth prospects and companies that trade at lower prices than their true worth.

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Comgest is an active, unconstrained, quality growth manager which aims to create portfolios offering regular, double-digit aggregated earnings per share growth per annum over a three to five-year investment horizon which typically leads to low portfolio turnover. To diversify a portfolio, the firm create value by focusing intense, bottom-up stock-picking approach on the companies they consider are able to sustain above-average growth in earnings per share. Comgest’s choice of stocks is independent of benchmarks and do not follow any country or sector allocations. Their rigorous fundamental investment approach combines detailed financial and ESG analysis with frequent field research. The lead Portfolio Managers select companies from the list of investment candidates to create a concentrated portfolio, assigning weightings based on the relative attractiveness (risk/reward profile) of each company. Comgest buy stocks only when it is listed in the investment universe that may be added to portfolios, adding a company they already know well and/or have already owned in the past; and sell or trim positions when the valuation no longer appears attractive, there is a change in company fundamentals, and a superior risk-adjusted upside is identified and the holding is replaced.

Recent Transactions
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Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd. purchases Autohome, Inc. from Telstra Corp. Ltd.

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Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd. purchases Autohome, Inc. from Telstra Corp. Ltd.

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Autohome, Inc. issued USD American Depositary Shares (ADS)

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Advisors & Consultants
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Head-Investor Relations at Diginex Ltd.

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Head-Investor Relations at Diginex Ltd.

Legal Advisor

Attorney at TransAsia Lawyers

Clients

Renren Inc We operate the leading real name social networking internet platform in China. Renren, which means 'Everyone' in Chinese, enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information and user generated content, play online games, listen to music, shop for deals and enjoy a wide range of other features and services. Renren's platform includes the main social networking website renren.com, the online games center game.renren.com, the social commerce website nuomi.com, and the video sharing website, 56.com. We had approximately 172 million activated users as of September 30, 2012. We were one of the first few companies to recognize the pivotal importance of mobile internet and start transforming our Company DNA to become a mobile-centric social network services provider. From 2011 on, we have launched mobile versions of all of our principal products on every mobile operating system. Renren was the first company to offer PC and mobile cross-platform games and became the number one game publisher in Apple’s China App Store by downloads by September 2012. We have also grown into one of the largest location-based services (LBS) providers in China in terms of cumulative user-generated content containing LBS information, as well as number of partnering merchants and promotions through our LBS commercial open platform. We currently generate revenues from online advertising and internet value-added services (IVAS). Our IVAS revenues are comprised of online games revenues and other IVAS revenues, which includes VIP memberships, social commerce revenues from merchants on nuomi.com, and fees we earn from 56.com. Our vision is to re-define the social networking experience and revolutionize the way people in China connect, communicate, entertain and shop. To achieve this, we are focused on providing a highly engaging and interactive platform through technology that promotes connectivity, communication and sharing amongst our users. Renren.com continues to be the leading real name social networking service providers in China according to third party research. Our market leadership stems from our track record of innovation and pioneering role in China's social networking service industry. The Company’s SNS business started in 2005 under its prior name Xiaonei, which meant “On Campus”, synonymous to its initial roots within universities. The social network originally focused on students in elite universities but has since expanded its demographics into college-bound high school students and young professionals nationally. In 2010, we were the first in China to launch Renren Open Platform program, Renren Connect program, and Renren Desktop client application, all of which have improved the quality of our user experience and subsequently became a standard throughout the industry. We constantly look for ways to meet our user needs by offering them the most complete set of products and services possible, including group-buy, light-blogging and video-sharing services. In China, the popularity of social networking is driven by a massive addressable user base, the growing availability of internet access and favorable internet usage trends. China already has the largest internet user and mobile user populations in the world, and these user populations are forecasted to continue to grow. We believe that our real name user base, attractive demographics, openness of our platforms, and high user engagement levels on both PC and mobile are the four key strengths contributing to Renren's success and differentiating us from our competitors. Renren is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol RENN.

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd. engages in the provision of financial products and services. It operates through the following segments: Insurance, Banking, Trust, Securities, Other Asset Management, Technology, and Others. The Insurance segment offers life, property and casualty, pension, and health insurance services. The Banking segment undertakes loan and intermediary business, wealth management, and credit card services. The Trust segment provides trust services and undertakes investing activities. The Securities segment undertakes brokerage, trading, investment banking and asset management services. The Other Asset Management business segment provides investment management services and financial leasing business, reflecting performance of asset management and financial leasing and the other asset management subsidiaries. The Technology business segment provides financial and daily-life services through internet platforms such as financial transaction information service platform, health care service platform, reflecting performance summary of the technology business subsidiaries, associates and jointly controlled entities. The company was founded by Ming Zhe Ma on March 21, 1988 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$11.2B
Total Enterprise Value
$7.74B
Earnings Per Share
$3.91
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
28.7%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
10.88%
Net Profit
$463M
Revenue
$1.22B
Debt TEV
0x
TEVNet Income
16.72x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
17.79x
Enterprise Value / Sales
6.35x
Total Equity
$2.1B
Total Debt
$21.8M
EBITDAMargin
35.62%
EBITDA
$434M
Investments
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Shanghai Prudent Car Technology Consulting Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company located in Shanghai that operates an online platform that sells used cars. It was founded by Weiwei Wang.

Investors
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Orchid Asia is a long-term investor that seeks high quality firms with substantial growth potential. They prefer investments that have significant opportunities to reinvest cash flow or deliver capital in high-return projects. Among key investment criteria, they look for firms that have industry-specific and sustainable competitive advantages, for example: government license or patent, strong brand, low cost structure resulting from high market share, wide-ranging distribution channels, sophisticated or proprietary technologies and processes, or a unique source of natural resources.Orchid Asia works closely with their portfolio firms' management teams. They seek managers with extensive hands-on experience in Asia, particularly China. The firm favors firms that have products or services with promising market growth potential in Asia with additional opportunities through export. Ideally, the prospective portfolio firms should display business models that have been proven effective worldwide, specifically in other developing countries.Some of Orchid Asia's investments include air-conditioning chiller manufacturer, distance education services provider, travel services provider, pastry manufacturer and retailer, producer and distributor of alcoholic beverages, timber forest planting, management and seedling suppler, plasterboard, online auction services to businesses and consumers, automobile online information platform, on onsite gases supply, sporting goods retail chain, behavior-based marketing services and scanner-based research solutions, pharmaceutical company, nutritional supplements, food products and educational toys, herbal tea, and a recruitment web site.

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Telstra Corp. Ltd. engages in the provision of telecommunications and information services for domestic and international customers. It operates through the following segments: Telstra Consumer and Small Business, Telstra Enterprise, Networks and IT, Telstra InfraCo and Others. The Telstra Consumer and Small Business segment comprises of telecommunication products, services, and solutions across mobiles, fixed and mobile broadband, telephony and play TV/IPTV, and digital content to consumer and small business customers in Australia. The Telstra Enterprise segment sells and contracts management for medium to large business and government customers in Australia and globally. The Networks and IT segment is responsible for the overall planning, design, engineering architecture and construction of Telstra networks, technology and information technology solutions. Telstra InfraCo segment is responsible for key network assets including data centers and exchanges, the copper and hybrid fiber coaxial networks, international subsea cables, poles, ducts and pipes. The Other segments include certain items of income and expense relating to multiple reportable segments that are recorded by its corporate areas. The company was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

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KAISA JiaYun Technology, Inc. engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of mobile e-commerce platform and internet advertisements. Its business activities include digital marketing, creative planning, developing intelligent ad trading platform, media procurement, and data analytics. The company was founded by Zhou Jian Lin and Zhou Jian Lu on May 22, 2002 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd. Consumer Finance | Shenzhen, China

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd. engages in the provision of financial products and services. It operates through the following segments: Insurance, Banking, Trust, Securities, Other Asset Management, Technology, and Others. The Insurance segment offers life, property and casualty, pension, and health insurance services. The Banking segment undertakes loan and intermediary business, wealth management, and credit card services. The Trust segment provides trust services and undertakes investing activities. The Securities segment undertakes brokerage, trading, investment banking and asset management services. The Other Asset Management business segment provides investment management services and financial leasing business, reflecting performance of asset management and financial leasing and the other asset management subsidiaries. The Technology business segment provides financial and daily-life services through internet platforms such as financial transaction information service platform, health care service platform, reflecting performance summary of the technology business subsidiaries, associates and jointly controlled entities. The company was founded by Ming Zhe Ma on March 21, 1988 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

Competitors
eBay, Inc. Consumer Services - San Jose, California

eBay, Inc. operates as a commerce company, which engages in the provision of investments and acquisitions to help enable commerce on platforms for buyers and sellers online or on mobile devices. It operates throught the following platforms: Marketplace, Classifieds and StubHub. The Marketplace platform include online marketplace located at www.ebay.com, its localized counterparts and the eBay mobile apps. The Classified platform focuses in collection of brands such as mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Kleinanzeigen and others. The StubHub platform gives online ticket platform located at www.stubhub.com, its localized counterparts and the StubHub mobile apps. The company was founded by Pierre M. Omidyar in September 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Tencent Holdings Ltd. Internet Software & Services - Shenzhen, China

Founded in November, 1998, Tencent has grown into one of China's largest and most used Internet service portal. Since its establishment over the last decade, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent is providing value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. As of Sep 30, 2011, the active QQ users accounts for QQ IM amounted to 711.7 million while its peak concurrent users reached 145.4 million. The development of Tencent has profoundly influenced the ways hundreds of millions of Internet users communicate with one another as well as their lifestyles. It also brings possibilities of a wider range of applications to the China’s Internet industry. Looking forward, Tencent remains committed to enhancing its development and innovation capabilities while strengthening its nationwide branding for its long term development. More than 50% of Tencent employees are R&D staff. Tencent has obtained patents relating to the technologies in various areas: instant messaging, e-commerce, online payment services, search engine, information security, gaming, and many more. In 2007, Tencent invested more than RMB100 million in setting up the Tencent Research Institute, China's first Internet research institute, with campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The institute focuses on the self-development of core Internet technologies, in pursuing its development and innovation for the industry. Tencent's long term vision is to become the most respected Internet enterprise. In order to fulfill corporate social responsibilities and to promote civil Internet communities, Tencent has been actively participating in public charity programs. In 2006, Tencent inaugurated the Tencent Charity Fund, the first charity foundation set up by a Chinese Internet enterprise, and the public charity website gongyi.qq.com. The website focuses on youth education, assisting impoverished communities, care for the disadvantaged, and disaster relief. Tencent has currently begun a number of public charity projects across China. It strives to help build a harmonious society and to become a good corporate citizen

Sohu.com Ltd. Internet Software & Services - Beijing, China

Sohu.com Ltd. is an online media, search, and game service company, which provides online products and services on PC and mobile devices. It provides a network of web properties and community based/Web 2.0 products, which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication. The company was founded on May 30, 2003 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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