Points International (NASDAQ: PCOM) and Jumei International Holding Limited (NYSE:JMEI) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, profitabiliy, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Points International and Jumei International Holding Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Points International 0 0 3 0 3.00
Jumei International Holding Limited 0 0 1 0 3.00

Points International presently has a consensus price target of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 54.82%. Given Points International’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Points International is more favorable than Jumei International Holding Limited.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

37.9% of Points International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.0% of Jumei International Holding Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Points International and Jumei International Holding Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Points International 1.03% 8.32% 3.45%
Jumei International Holding Limited N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

Points International has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jumei International Holding Limited has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Points International and Jumei International Holding Limited’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Points International $330.94 million 0.39 $9.54 million ($0.10) -87.20
Jumei International Holding Limited $918.35 million 0.35 $23.86 million N/A N/A

Jumei International Holding Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Points International.

Summary

Points International beats Jumei International Holding Limited on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Points International Company Profile

Points International Ltd. (Points) provides a range of e-commerce and technology services to loyalty program operators using a common infrastructure. These services include a range of white label or private branded e-commerce services (Loyalty Currency Services) that enable the sale of loyalty currencies (such as frequent flyer miles, hotel points and credit card points), both retail and wholesale, and support the loyalty program consumer offerings and their back end operations. The Company offers the consumer-focused Points Loyalty Wallet that allows users to track, manage and access multiple loyalty rewards programs through the Points.com Website. It also offers Points Travel, which is private label travel e-commerce platform designed specifically for the loyalty industry. The Company operates the PointsHound.com Website, a hotel booking engine and loyalty currency aggregator built specifically for frequent travelers.

Jumei International Holding Limited Company Profile

Jumei International Holding Limited is an online retailer of beauty products. The Company’s sales formats consist of curated sales, online shopping mall and flash sales. The Company’s Jumei Global sales channel is part of its curated sales format. The Company’s curated sales format includes branded beauty products, baby, children and maternity products, light luxury products and health supplements. Its online shopping mall format includes branded beauty products. Its flash sales format includes branded apparel and other lifestyle products. Its Jumei Global offers Chinese consumers convenient access to products sourced directly from overseas and allows its consumers to make payments in Renminbi. Jumei Global offers branded beauty products, baby, children and maternity products, light luxury products and health supplements from South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the United States and European countries. It also offers exclusive products, including products under its private label brands.

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