E-House (China) Holdings Limited (NYSE: EJ) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare E-House (China) Holdings Limited to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for E-House (China) Holdings Limited and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
E-House (China) Holdings Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
E-House (China) Holdings Limited Competitors 123 409 650 18 2.47

As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 9.46%. Given E-House (China) Holdings Limited’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe E-House (China) Holdings Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares E-House (China) Holdings Limited and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
E-House (China) Holdings Limited -15.06% -15.54% -10.97%
E-House (China) Holdings Limited Competitors 0.25% 11.11% 0.77%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares E-House (China) Holdings Limited and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
E-House (China) Holdings Limited N/A N/A 75.45
E-House (China) Holdings Limited Competitors $1.67 billion $167.92 million 36.61

E-House (China) Holdings Limited’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than E-House (China) Holdings Limited. E-House (China) Holdings Limited is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

E-House (China) Holdings Limited has a beta of 1.94, meaning that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, E-House (China) Holdings Limited’s competitors have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

E-House (China) Holdings Limited competitors beat E-House (China) Holdings Limited on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

E-House (China) Holdings Limited Company Profile

E-House (China) Holdings Limited is a real estate services company. The Company’s segments include real estate online services, real estate brokerage services, real estate information and consulting services, community value-added services and other services. It provides real estate online services, including e-commerce, online advertising and listing services; real estate brokerage services, including primary real estate agency services and secondary real estate brokerage services; real estate information and consulting services; community value-added services, and other services, including real estate advertising services, real estate promotional event services and real estate financial services. It provides online-to-offline and real estate services. It 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.

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