Comparing of Tucows Inc. (TCX) and Ltd. (NASDAQ:WIX)

Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX) and Ltd. (NASDAQ:WIX) are two firms in the Internet Information Providers that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tucows Inc. 351.02M 2.13 23.90M 1.67 36.73 Ltd. 558.05M 9.62 37.97M -0.74 0.00

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies.


Table 2 has Tucows Inc. and Ltd.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tucows Inc. 6.81% 35.4% 7% Ltd. -6.80% -53.4% -6.8%

Volatility & Risk

A 0.88 beta means Tucows Inc.’s volatility is 12.00% less than S&P 500’s volatility. Competitively, Ltd.’s beta is 1.72 which is 72.00% more volatile than S&P 500.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Tucows Inc. are 0.8 and 0.8. Competitively, Ltd. has 2.2 and 2.2 for Current and Quick Ratio. Ltd.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Tucows Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The table shown features the ratings and recommendations for Tucows Inc. and Ltd.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tucows Inc. 0 0 0 0.00 Ltd. 0 1 5 2.83

Competitively the average price target of Ltd. is $113.67, which is potential 2.40% upside.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 64.4% of Tucows Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors while 97.5% of Ltd. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders owned roughly 6.7% of Tucows Inc.’s shares. On the other hand, insiders owned about 2.99% of Ltd.’s shares.


Here are 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. 5.69% 19.13% 9.54% -5.56% -0.74% -12.43% Ltd. -2.96% -10.32% -18.15% -6.93% 72.11% 58.8%

For the past year Tucows Inc. had bearish trend while Ltd. had bullish trend.


Tucows Inc. beats Ltd. on 7 of the 12 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. Ltd. develops and markets an Internet service that allows users to create Web content in Latin America, Europe, North America, Asia, and internationally. It offers Web development, design, and management solutions and apps through an online platform that enables its user base of businesses, organizations, professionals, and individuals to create a digital presence. The companyÂ’s principal product is the Wix Editor, a drag-and-drop visual development and Website editing environment. Its applications and value-added solutions comprise Wix App Market, an online platform that offers its users a range of software apps, which could be integrated as add-ons into its usersÂ’ Websites. In addition, the company provides WixShoutOut, which enables users to create and send customized email campaigns, such as newsletters, updates, and promotions directly from their Wix accounts. Further, it offers WixStores that allows its users to create, design, and manage an online store through which they may sell their products online and process payments using an integrated shopping cart app; Wix Bookings, an end-to-end online appointment booking solution; WixHotels, a Website for hotels, B&Bs, and vacation rentals; WixMusic, an advanced music player solution; and Wix Restaurants that provides various solutions for restauranteurs, including Wix Restaurants menus, orders, and reservations. Additionally, the company provides Wix Photography, a solution for photographers looking to create their portfolio and manage their business online; Wix Video that allows its customers to showcase, promote, and sell videos on their Wix Website; and customer support and services. As of December 31, 2016, it had approximately 97.3 million registered users and 2,465,160 premium subscriptions. The company was formerly known as Wixpress Ltd. Ltd. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.