Cnova NV (NASDAQ: CNV) is one of 29 public companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Cnova NV to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.0% of Cnova NV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.9% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Cnova NV and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cnova NV 0 1 0 0 2.00
Cnova NV Competitors 114 733 1562 87 2.65

As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 4.11%. Given Cnova NV’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cnova NV has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Cnova NV has a beta of 2.64, meaning that its stock price is 164% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cnova NV’s rivals have a beta of 1.53, meaning that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cnova NV -3.30% N/A -6.49%
Cnova NV Competitors -1,538.29% -32.31% -7.94%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cnova NV and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cnova NV N/A N/A -5.64
Cnova NV Competitors $5.24 billion $860.39 million -31.49

Cnova NV’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cnova NV. Cnova NV 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.

Summary

Cnova NV rivals beat Cnova NV on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Cnova NV

Cnova N.V. is an e-commerce company with its two markets in France and Brazil. The Company offers differentiated delivery and payment solutions. It operates through three segments: Cdiscount France, Cdiscount International and Cnova Brazil. The Cdiscount France segment is engaged in the retail sales of consumer products through Cdiscount.com and specialized Websites in France. The Cdiscount International segment is engaged in retail sales of consumer products through Websites created by Cdiscount S.A. (Cdiscount) outside of France. The Cnova Brazil segment is engaged in retail sales of consumer products through Websites in Brazil, including Extra.com.br, PontoFrio.com.br, CasasBahia.com.br, Barateiro.com.br, PartiuViagens.com.br, and wholesale activities and E-Hub. As of December 31, 2015, it offered over 29 million product offerings on its sites through its direct sales and marketplace businesses across various categories, such as consumer electronics, home appliances and computers.

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