ChinaCache International Holdings (NASDAQ: CCIH) and PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

32.9% of ChinaCache International Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.5% of PFSweb shares are held by institutional investors. 5.1% of PFSweb shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

ChinaCache International Holdings has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PFSweb has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for ChinaCache International Holdings and PFSweb, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ChinaCache International Holdings 0 0 0 0 N/A
PFSweb 0 0 4 0 3.00

PFSweb has a consensus price target of $11.63, indicating a potential upside of 33.93%. Given PFSweb’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PFSweb is more favorable than ChinaCache International Holdings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ChinaCache International Holdings and PFSweb’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ChinaCache International Holdings N/A N/A N/A ($2.96) -0.29
PFSweb $282.62 million 0.58 $16.22 million ($0.65) -13.35

PFSweb has higher revenue and earnings than ChinaCache International Holdings. PFSweb is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ChinaCache International Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares ChinaCache International Holdings and PFSweb’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ChinaCache International Holdings N/A N/A N/A
PFSweb -3.55% -1.71% -0.35%

Summary

PFSweb beats ChinaCache International Holdings on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ChinaCache International Holdings

ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. (ChinaCache) is a holding Company. The Company provides a portfolio of services and solutions to businesses, government agencies and other enterprises to manage the scalability of their online services and applications. Its across the nation service platform, which consists of its network, servers and software, is designed to handle planned and unplanned peaks without upfront and ongoing capital outlay and other investments on the part of its customers. It provides a portfolio of content and application delivery total solutions and solutions tailored to its customers’ needs. It provides various services that are offered on a standalone basis or combined as part of its integrated solutions, such as Web Page Content Services, File Transfer Services, Rich Media Streaming Services, Guaranteed Application Services, Managed Internet Data Services, ChinaCache Cloud Services, Content Bridging Services and Mobile Internet Solutions.

About PFSweb

PFSWEB, Inc. is a global provider of omni-channel commerce solutions, including a range of technology, infrastructure and professional services. The Company’s service offerings include Website design, creation and integration, digital agency and marketing, e-commerce technologies, order management, customer care, logistics and fulfillment, financial management and professional consulting. It operates through two segments: PFSweb, and Business and Retail Connect. PFSweb is a global provider of various infrastructure, technology and digital agency solutions and operates as a service fee business. In the Business and Retail Connect segment, subsidiaries of the Company purchase inventory from clients and resell the inventory to client customers. Its solutions support direct-to-consumer (DTC), business-to-business (B2B) and retail sales channels. It markets its solutions as PFSweb’s End2End eCommerce solution.

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