China Finance Online Co. Limited (NASDAQ: JRJC) is one of 27 public companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare China Finance Online Co. Limited to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for China Finance Online Co. Limited and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Finance Online Co. Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
China Finance Online Co. Limited Competitors 72 504 675 6 2.49

As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.41%. Given China Finance Online Co. Limited’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe China Finance Online Co. Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

China Finance Online Co. Limited has a beta of 2.39, meaning that its stock price is 139% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Finance Online Co. Limited’s rivals have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares China Finance Online Co. Limited and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
China Finance Online Co. Limited N/A N/A -1.58
China Finance Online Co. Limited Competitors $3.41 billion $997.58 million 16.79

China Finance Online Co. Limited’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than China Finance Online Co. Limited. China Finance Online Co. Limited is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares China Finance Online Co. Limited and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Finance Online Co. Limited -61.81% -43.68% -21.96%
China Finance Online Co. Limited Competitors 6.96% 27.28% 5.01%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.6% of China Finance Online Co. Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.5% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

China Finance Online Co. Limited rivals beat China Finance Online Co. Limited on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About China Finance Online Co. Limited

China Finance Online Co. Limited is a Web-based financial services company in China. The Company provides Chinese retail investors with online access to securities and commodities trading services, wealth management products, securities investment advisory services, as well as financial database and analytics services to institutional customers. The Company operates through three segments: commodities brokerage services, online financial information and advisory service, and other related services in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Hong Kong brokerage services. The Company offers financial software, information services and securities investment advisory services to retail investors in China. Through its subsidiary, Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co., Ltd., the Company provides financial database and analytics to institutional customers, including domestic financial, research, academic and regulatory institutions.

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