E-House (China) Holdings Limited (NYSE: EJ) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare E-House (China) Holdings Limited to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

This table compares E-House (China) Holdings Limited and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
E-House (China) Holdings Limited -15.06% -15.54% -10.97%
E-House (China) Holdings Limited Competitors 4.57% 14.43% 3.06%

Risk & Volatility

E-House (China) Holdings Limited has a beta of 1.94, suggesting that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, E-House (China) Holdings Limited’s competitors have a beta of 1.57, suggesting that their average share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.0% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares E-House (China) Holdings Limited and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
E-House (China) Holdings Limited N/A N/A 75.45
E-House (China) Holdings Limited Competitors $1.67 billion $167.91 million 34.70

E-House (China) Holdings Limited’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than E-House (China) Holdings Limited. E-House (China) Holdings Limited is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for E-House (China) Holdings Limited and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
E-House (China) Holdings Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
E-House (China) Holdings Limited Competitors 73 318 642 9 2.56

As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.79%. Given E-House (China) Holdings Limited’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe E-House (China) Holdings Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

E-House (China) Holdings Limited competitors beat E-House (China) Holdings Limited on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

E-House (China) Holdings Limited Company Profile

E-House (China) Holdings Limited is a real estate services company. The Company’s segments include real estate online services, real estate brokerage services, real estate information and consulting services, community value-added services and other services. It provides real estate online services, including e-commerce, online advertising and listing services; real estate brokerage services, including primary real estate agency services and secondary real estate brokerage services; real estate information and consulting services; community value-added services, and other services, including real estate advertising services, real estate promotional event services and real estate financial services. It provides online-to-offline and real estate services. It offers real estate e-commerce, online advertising and online listing services through its online platform, which consists of local Websites covering over 260 cities and various mobile applications.

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