eFuture Holding (NASDAQ: EFUT) is one of 116 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare eFuture Holding to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares eFuture Holding and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
eFuture Holding N/A N/A -49.07
eFuture Holding Competitors $1.53 billion $451.94 million 42.13

eFuture Holding’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than eFuture Holding. eFuture Holding is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for eFuture Holding and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
eFuture Holding 0 0 0 0 N/A
eFuture Holding Competitors 388 2299 4373 115 2.59

As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 9.64%. Given eFuture Holding’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe eFuture Holding has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.6% of eFuture Holding shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares eFuture Holding and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
eFuture Holding -22.90% -20.16% -11.94%
eFuture Holding Competitors -42.20% -43.68% -9.99%

Risk & Volatility

eFuture Holding has a beta of -0.26, suggesting that its share price is 126% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, eFuture Holding’s competitors have a beta of 0.98, suggesting that their average share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

eFuture Holding competitors beat eFuture Holding on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

eFuture Holding Company Profile

eFuture Holding Inc., formerly eFuture Information Technology Inc., is a holding company. The Company is a software and solution provider and a mobile business enabler to China’s retail and consumer goods industries. All of the Company’s operations are conducted through its Chinese subsidiary, eFuture (Beijing) Royalstone Information Technology Inc. (eFuture Beijing). The Company caters to manufacturers, distributors, resellers, logistics companies and retailers. Its software professional service includes delivery services, recurring maintenance services and offers support service system. The Company’s software solutions are specifically designed to optimize demand processes from factory to consumer, and to address supply chain management (SCM), business processes, decision support, inventory optimization, collaborative planning and forecasting requirements. Its Omni-channel solutions business includes a series of omni-channel cloud services. Its Omni-channel solutions offer myStore.

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