Taomee Holdings (NYSE: TAOM) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Taomee Holdings to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Taomee Holdings has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Taomee Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 0.89, indicating that their average share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.6% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 27.0% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Taomee Holdings and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Taomee Holdings 0 0 0 0 N/A
Taomee Holdings Competitors 112 499 1259 25 2.63

As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 5.21%. Given Taomee Holdings’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Taomee Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Taomee Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Taomee Holdings 2.06% -0.90% 0.75%
Taomee Holdings Competitors 2.42% 10.51% 3.50%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Taomee Holdings and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Taomee Holdings N/A N/A -41.11
Taomee Holdings Competitors $9.52 billion $1.09 billion 789.18

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

Summary

Taomee Holdings competitors beat Taomee Holdings on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Taomee Holdings

Taomee Holdings Limited is a children’s entertainment and media company in China. The Company is engaged in developing branded entertainment experiences across online and mobile platforms. It has developed branded entertainment franchises, including its major franchises of Mole’s World, Seer and Flower Angel. In addition, the Company also operates the franchise of Canimals in China. The Company’s brands and franchises have expanded into various online and offline platforms, including the virtual worlds, video streaming site, mobile games and applications, social networking, films and cartoon animations, merchandising and toys. The Company provides a portfolio of services and products through two business segments: online business and offline business.

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