Critical Review: Leju (LEJU) versus Nam Tai Property (NTP)

Leju (NYSE:LEJU) and Nam Tai Property (NYSE:NTP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Leju and Nam Tai Property, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leju 0 1 0 0 2.00
Nam Tai Property 0 0 0 0 N/A

Leju presently has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 142.42%. Given Leju’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Leju is more favorable than Nam Tai Property.


This table compares Leju and Nam Tai Property’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Leju -8.38% -15.29% -8.70%
Nam Tai Property N/A -1.85% -1.72%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.2% of Leju shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.1% of Nam Tai Property shares are owned by institutional investors. 37.9% of Nam Tai Property shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Nam Tai Property pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Leju does not pay a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Leju and Nam Tai Property’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Leju $362.53 million 0.62 -$160.90 million ($1.19) -1.39
Nam Tai Property $1.85 million 178.11 $3.94 million N/A N/A

Nam Tai Property has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Leju.

Volatility & Risk

Leju has a beta of 2.98, meaning that its stock price is 198% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nam Tai Property has a beta of 0.12, meaning that its stock price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Nam Tai Property beats Leju on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Leju Company Profile

Leju Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides online to offline (O2O) real estate services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers real estate e-commerce, online advertising, and online listing services through its online platform, which comprises Websites covering 377 cities and various mobile applications for the real estate and home furnishing industries. It also operates various real estate and home furnishing Websites of SINA Corporation (SINA); and official accounts on Weixin, a social communication platform and Weibo, a microblog. The company's O2O services for new residential properties include selling discount coupons; and facilitating online property viewing, physical property visits, marketing events, and pre-sale customer support, as well as home furnishing business transactions on its platform. It also sells advertising primarily on the SINA new residential properties and home furnishing Websites; and acts as an advertising agent for the SINA home page and non-real estate Websites with respect to advertising sold to real estate and home furnishing advertisers. In addition, the company offers fee-based online property listing services to real estate agents; and services to individual property sellers. Leju Holdings Limited was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

Nam Tai Property Company Profile

Nam Tai Property Inc. operates as a property development and management company in the People's Republic of China. It focuses on developing two parcels of land into commercial complexes in Gushu and Guangming, Shenzhen, as well as renting commercial complexes. The company was formerly known as Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. and changed its name to Nam Tai Property Inc. in April 2014. Nam Tai Property Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

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