Contrasting Jianpu Technology (NYSE:JT) and Chinanet Online (NYSE:CNET)

Jianpu Technology (NYSE:JT) and Chinanet Online (NASDAQ:CNET) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Jianpu Technology and Chinanet Online’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jianpu Technology $292.61 million 1.58 -$23.94 million ($0.14) -19.50
Chinanet Online $57.15 million 0.38 -$14.02 million N/A N/A

Chinanet Online has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Jianpu Technology.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.2% of Jianpu Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.7% of Chinanet Online shares are held by institutional investors. 34.5% of Chinanet Online shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Jianpu Technology and Chinanet Online’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jianpu Technology -5.10% -6.73% -4.82%
Chinanet Online -11.13% -59.94% -26.37%

Risk & Volatility

Jianpu Technology has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chinanet Online has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Jianpu Technology and Chinanet Online, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jianpu Technology 1 1 1 0 2.00
Chinanet Online 0 0 0 0 N/A

Jianpu Technology currently has a consensus price target of $9.50, indicating a potential upside of 247.99%. Given Jianpu Technology’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Jianpu Technology is more favorable than Chinanet Online.

Summary

Jianpu Technology beats Chinanet Online on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Jianpu Technology

Jianpu Technology Inc. operates a platform that provides online discovery and recommendation services for financial products in the People's Republic of China. Its platform allows users to access to financial products, including consumer and other loans, credit cards, and wealth management products. The company recommends loans and credit cards to individual users and assists the financial service providers in targeting users with specific characteristics based on the users' financial needs and credit profile, as well as the products offerings and risk appetite of the financial service providers. Its platform provides sales and marketing, big data risk management, and integrated solutions primarily to financial service providers. The company operates its platform under the Rong360 brand name. Jianpu Technology Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About Chinanet Online

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an integrated service platform that provides advertising and marketing services in the People's Republic of China. Its platform comprises CloundX, an omni-channel advertising and marketing system; and a data analysis management system. The company offers Internet advertising, precision marketing, and related data and value added services through its Internet advertising portals, including 28.com; and liansuo.com. It also produces and distributes television shows comprising advertisements. The company serves customers in the food and beverage, women accessories, footwear, apparel and garments, home goods and construction materials, environmental protection equipment, cosmetic and health care, education network, and other industries. ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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