Seven Stars Cloud Group (NASDAQ: SSC) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Seven Stars Cloud Group to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.7% of Seven Stars Cloud Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.3% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 50.4% of Seven Stars Cloud Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.1% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are held by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares Seven Stars Cloud Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seven Stars Cloud Group -22.98% -86.92% -37.44%
Seven Stars Cloud Group Competitors -85.34% -143.49% -20.49%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Seven Stars Cloud Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Seven Stars Cloud Group $4.54 million -$25.83 million -6.75
Seven Stars Cloud Group Competitors $996.80 million -$34.68 million 649.33

Seven Stars Cloud Group’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Seven Stars Cloud Group. Seven Stars Cloud Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Seven Stars Cloud Group has a beta of 1.63, indicating that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seven Stars Cloud Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.70, indicating that their average share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Seven Stars Cloud Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seven Stars Cloud Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Seven Stars Cloud Group Competitors 104 505 1580 47 2.70

As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.46%. Given Seven Stars Cloud Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Seven Stars Cloud Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Seven Stars Cloud Group Company Profile

Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., formerly Wecast Network, Inc., is engaged in providing cloud-based, business to business (B2B) solutions for business landscape. The Company focuses on BASE technology and infrastructure including Blockchain, artificial intelligence, supply chain and exchanges to the virtual platform as a service (v pass). Its business units include smart intellectual property cloud, smart sales cloud products and transactional cloud. The Company is engaged in creating closed trade ecosystem for buyers and sellers. The Company creates a vertical, transactional platform for global enterprise.

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