Great Elm Capital Group (NASDAQ: GEC) and China Information Technology (NASDAQ:CNIT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Great Elm Capital Group and China Information Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Great Elm Capital Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|China Information Technology||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Great Elm Capital Group and China Information Technology’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Great Elm Capital Group||$4.92 million||19.12||-$15.20 million||$3.21||1.15|
|China Information Technology||$10.19 million||7.62||-$18.17 million||N/A||N/A|
Great Elm Capital Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than China Information Technology.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
38.3% of Great Elm Capital Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.1% of China Information Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of Great Elm Capital Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 45.4% of China Information Technology shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Great Elm Capital Group and China Information Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Great Elm Capital Group||-221.85%||-22.38%||-18.36%|
|China Information Technology||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Risk & Volatility
Great Elm Capital Group has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Information Technology has a beta of 2.57, indicating that its stock price is 157% more volatile than the S&P 500.
China Information Technology beats Great Elm Capital Group on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Great Elm Capital Group Company Profile
Great Elm Capital Group, Inc., formerly Unwired Planet, Inc., is a holding company. The Company makes investments in businesses and assets in various industries. The Company’s investment for long-term value creation is in the asset management business. The Company continues to explore other opportunities in the investment management business, including other business development companies (BDCs) that trade at a discount to their net asset value. The Company intends to build a diversified investment company consisting of the following three business lines: investment management, financial products and merchant banking. It is embarking on a program of creating bespoke financial products and creating a pipeline of acquisition opportunities. The Company’s subsidiary is Great Elm Capital Corporation (GECC).
China Information Technology Company Profile
China Information Technology, Inc (CNIT) is a leading Internet service company that provides integrated cloud-based solutions enabling innovation and smart living in the fields of new media, elevator safety management, education, etc. Through continuous innovation, CNIT is aiming to leverage its proprietary Cloud-Application-Terminal technology to level the competitive landscape in the new media industry and deliver value for its shareholders, employees, customers, and the community.
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