Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) and E-House (China) Holdings Limited (NYSE:EJ) are both small-cap real estate services – nec companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Leju Holdings Limited has a beta of 2.87, meaning that its stock price is 187% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, E-House (China) Holdings Limited has a beta of 1.94, meaning that its stock price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Leju Holdings Limited and E-House (China) Holdings Limited’s 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%
E-House (China) Holdings Limited -15.06% -15.54% -10.97%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Leju Holdings Limited and E-House (China) Holdings Limited, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leju Holdings Limited 1 0 0 0 1.00
E-House (China) Holdings Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A

Leju Holdings Limited presently has a consensus target price of $2.10, indicating a potential upside of 36.36%. Given Leju Holdings Limited’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Leju Holdings Limited is more favorable than E-House (China) Holdings Limited.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Leju Holdings Limited and E-House (China) Holdings Limited’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Leju Holdings Limited $559.51 million 0.37 -$9.78 million ($0.91) -1.69
E-House (China) Holdings Limited N/A N/A N/A ($0.28) -24.25

E-House (China) Holdings Limited has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Leju Holdings Limited. E-House (China) Holdings Limited is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Leju Holdings Limited, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.4% of Leju Holdings Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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.

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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