Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) is one of 25 public companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Leju Holdings Limited to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Leju Holdings Limited has a beta of 2.96, indicating that its share price is 196% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Leju Holdings Limited’s rivals have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.6% of Leju Holdings Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies 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.

Profitability

This table compares Leju Holdings Limited and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Leju Holdings Limited -27.57% -31.88% -22.18%
Leju Holdings Limited Competitors 3.03% 14.05% 2.86%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Leju Holdings Limited and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Leju Holdings Limited $449.20 million -$91.60 million -1.82
Leju Holdings Limited Competitors $1.67 billion $167.88 million 36.04

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Leju Holdings Limited and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leju Holdings Limited 1 0 0 0 1.00
Leju Holdings Limited Competitors 123 408 650 18 2.47

Leju Holdings Limited currently has a consensus target price of $2.10, indicating a potential upside of 26.51%. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.11%. Given Leju Holdings Limited’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Leju Holdings Limited is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Leju Holdings Limited rivals beat Leju Holdings Limited on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Leju Holdings Limited Company Profile

Leju Holdings Limited is an online to offline (O2O), real estate services provider in China. The Company offers real estate e-commerce, online advertising and online listing services through its online platform, which consists of local Websites covering over 260 cities and various mobile applications. The Company integrates its online platform with offline services to facilitate residential property transactions. In addition to its own Websites, the Company operates various real estate and home furnishing Websites of SINA Corporation (SINA). Its 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. It sells advertising primarily on the SINA new residential properties and home furnishing Websites, which are operated by the Company.

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