Financial Analysis: Taoping (TAOP) and Its Peers

Taoping (NASDAQ: TAOP) is one of 196 public companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Taoping to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Taoping has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Taoping’s rivals have a beta of -9.82, meaning that their average stock price is 1,082% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.4% of Taoping shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.0% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 45.4% of Taoping shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.3% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Taoping and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Taoping N/A N/A N/A
Taoping Competitors -9.79% -47.07% -2.75%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Taoping and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Taoping $18.19 million $850,000.00 10.00
Taoping Competitors $1.84 billion $202.90 million -8.23

Taoping’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Taoping. Taoping is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Taoping and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Taoping 0 0 0 0 N/A
Taoping Competitors 1582 7405 13835 657 2.58

As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 13.40%. Given Taoping’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Taoping has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Taoping beats its rivals on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Taoping Company Profile

Taoping Inc. provides cloud-based platform, resource sharing, and big data solutions to the Chinese new media, education residential community management, and elevator Internet of Things (IoT) industries primarily in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in two segments, Cloud-based Technology and Traditional Information Technology. It offers cloud-based software as a service to automate the interactive workflow between advertising agencies and their customers, including establishing new projects, submitting advertisement proposals, revising and approving advertising proposals, processing payment online, remotely uploading advertisement content, and tracking and analyzing performance data. The company also provides project-based technology products and services for the public sector; and software and hardware with fully integrated solutions, including information technology infrastructure, Internet-enabled display technologies, and IoT platforms to customers in government, education, residential community management, media, transportation, and other private sectors, as well as related maintenance and support services. The company was formerly known as China Information Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Taoping Inc. in June 2018. Taoping Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

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