Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp (NASDAQ: NINE) is one of 62 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Risk & Volatility
Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp has a beta of 0.25, suggesting that its stock price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp’s peers have a beta of 0.48, suggesting that their average stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp||0||3||6||0||2.67|
|Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp Competitors||77||689||1247||8||2.59|
Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp presently has a consensus target price of $30.61, suggesting a potential upside of 25.71%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 27.78%. Given Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
74.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.3% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp||N/A||N/A||221.36|
|Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp Competitors||$191.72 million||$24.15 million||986.45|
Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp. Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp Competitors||-89.06%||-26.97%||-8.98%|
Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp peers beat Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
About Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp
Ninetowns Internet Technology Group Company Limited is a software company that enables enterprises and trade-related People’s Republic of China Government agencies to streamline the import/export process in China. It operates in four segments: enterprise software and related maintenance services , software development services segment, B2C e-commerce and, and real estate development. The enterprise software and related maintenance services segment is engaged in the development, distribution and sale of software products, the provision of customer maintenance services to end users, and the research and development of new enterprise software. The software development services segment is responsible for the development and integration of software in accordance with the customers’ specifications and requirements. The B2C e-commerce consists of food and grocery sales and services and targets Chinese consumers. Real estate development segment includes real estate development operations.
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