China Finance Online Co. Limited (NASDAQ: JRJC) is one of 27 public companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare China Finance Online Co. Limited to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

China Finance Online Co. Limited has a beta of 2.47, indicating that its stock price is 147% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Finance Online Co. Limited’s rivals have a beta of 0.99, indicating that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for China Finance Online Co. Limited and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Finance Online Co. Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
China Finance Online Co. Limited Competitors 140 624 719 13 2.40

As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential upside of 1.30%. Given China Finance Online Co. Limited’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe China Finance Online Co. Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares China Finance Online Co. Limited and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
China Finance Online Co. Limited $54.59 million -$40.63 million -1.51
China Finance Online Co. Limited Competitors $3.20 billion $933.17 million 16.44

China Finance Online Co. Limited’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than China Finance Online Co. Limited. China Finance Online Co. Limited is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.6% of China Finance Online Co. Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.7% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 30.4% of China Finance Online Co. Limited shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares China Finance Online Co. Limited and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Finance Online Co. Limited -61.81% -43.68% -21.96%
China Finance Online Co. Limited Competitors 7.26% 27.29% 5.05%

Summary

China Finance Online Co. Limited rivals beat China Finance Online Co. Limited on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

China Finance Online Co. Limited Company Profile

China Finance Online Co. Limited is a Web-based financial services company in China. The Company provides Chinese retail investors with online access to securities and commodities trading services, wealth management products, securities investment advisory services, as well as financial database and analytics services to institutional customers. The Company operates through three segments: commodities brokerage services, online financial information and advisory service, and other related services in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Hong Kong brokerage services. The Company offers financial software, information services and securities investment advisory services to retail investors in China. Through its subsidiary, Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co., Ltd., the Company provides financial database and analytics to institutional customers, including domestic financial, research, academic and regulatory institutions.

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