E Commerce China Dangdang (NYSE: DANG) and Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability and risk.

Volatility and Risk

E Commerce China Dangdang has a beta of 3.34, meaning that its share price is 234% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Overstock.com has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares E Commerce China Dangdang and Overstock.com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
E Commerce China Dangdang 8.34% 107.58% 17.19%
Overstock.com -0.73% -6.36% -2.38%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares E Commerce China Dangdang and Overstock.com’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
E Commerce China Dangdang N/A N/A N/A ($0.15) -44.20
Overstock.com $1.83 billion 0.34 -$1.70 million ($0.52) -47.60

E Commerce China Dangdang has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Overstock.com. Overstock.com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than E Commerce China Dangdang, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for E Commerce China Dangdang and Overstock.com, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
E Commerce China Dangdang 0 0 0 0 N/A
Overstock.com 0 0 2 0 3.00

Overstock.com has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 7.07%. Given Overstock.com’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Overstock.com is more favorable than E Commerce China Dangdang.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

25.7% of E Commerce China Dangdang shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.3% of Overstock.com shares are held by institutional investors. 28.9% of Overstock.com shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

E Commerce China Dangdang Company Profile

E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. is a business to consumer e-commerce company. The Company is focused on selling books online. The Company operates and manages its business in the segment of the provision of a single class of global services for the delivery of content and applications over the Internet. It offers over 1,200,000 book titles, including approximately 1,100,000 Chinese language titles. It offers other media products and general merchandise categories on its Internet platform, including fashion and apparel beauty and personal care products, home and lifestyle products, and baby, children and maternity products. It also offers the dangdang.com marketplace program, which allows third-party merchants to sell their general merchandise products alongside its products. Its Internet platform consists of its dangdang.com Website and its Dangdang mobile shopping application. Its Dangdang Reader application allows customers to browse for, download, purchase and read e-books.

Overstock.com Company Profile

Overstock.com, Inc. is an online retailer and incubator of blockchain technology. Through its online retail business, the Company offers a range of price-competitive brand name, non-brand name and closeout products, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath, housewares, jewelry and watches, apparel and designer accessories, health and beauty products, electronics and computers, and sporting goods. It operates Retail and Medici businesses. Its Retail business consists of its Direct and Partner segments. Its Other segment consists of Medici. The Company also sells various books, magazines, compact discs (CDs), digital versatile discs (DVDs) and video games. The Company sells these products and services through its Internet Websites located at www.overstock.com, www.o.co and www.o.biz. The Company’s other offerings include Worldstock Fair Trade, Main Street Revolution, Farmers Market, Pet Adoptions, Insurance and Supplier Oasis.

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