Noah Holdings (NYSE: NOAH) is one of 55 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment Management & Fund Operators” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Noah Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Noah Holdings has a beta of 2.44, meaning that its share price is 144% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Noah Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 1.23, meaning that their average share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Noah Holdings and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Noah Holdings 0 0 1 0 3.00
Noah Holdings Competitors 275 1621 1748 57 2.43

Noah Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $29.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.92%. As a group, “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies have a potential upside of 4.21%. Given Noah Holdings’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Noah Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Noah Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Noah Holdings 29.39% 18.42% 11.94%
Noah Holdings Competitors -45.48% 7.48% 4.98%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Noah Holdings and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Noah Holdings $409.59 million $122.75 million 20.42
Noah Holdings Competitors $2.88 billion $924.32 million 7.21

Noah Holdings’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Noah Holdings. Noah Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.5% of Noah Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are held by company 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.

Summary

Noah Holdings beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Noah Holdings Company Profile

Noah Holdings Limited is a wealth management service provider with a focus on global wealth investment and asset allocation services for high net worth individuals and enterprises in China. The Company operates through three segments: wealth management, asset management and Internet finance. It also provides Internet finance services to clients in China. It provides direct access to China’s high net worth population. With approximately 1,100 relationship managers in over 130 branch offices, its coverage network includes China’s regions where high net worth population is concentrated, including the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta, the Bohai Rim and other regions. Its product offerings consist primarily of over-the-counter (OTC) wealth management and OTC asset management products, mutual fund products and asset management plans originated in China and designed to cater to the needs of China’s high net worth population.

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