Conn’s (NASDAQ:CONN) and Yosen Group (OTCMKTS:YOSN) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.1% of Conn’s shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Conn’s shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of Yosen Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Conn’s and Yosen Group, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Conn’s 0 1 5 0 2.83
Yosen Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Conn’s currently has a consensus target price of $42.75, suggesting a potential upside of 55.06%. Given Conn’s’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Conn’s is more favorable than Yosen Group.


This table compares Conn’s and Yosen Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Conn’s 2.25% 10.05% 2.98%
Yosen Group N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Conn’s and Yosen Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Conn’s $1.52 billion 0.58 $6.46 million $0.95 29.02
Yosen Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Conn’s has higher revenue and earnings than Yosen Group.


Conn’s beats Yosen Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Conn’s

Conn's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of durable consumer goods and related services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Credit. Its stores provide furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room, and bedroom, as well as traditional and specialty mattresses; home appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, and ranges; consumer electronics comprising televisions, Blu-ray players, home theaters, and portable audio equipment; and home office products consisting of computers, printers, and accessories. The company also provides short- and medium-term financing to its retail customers; and product support services, such as next-day delivery and installation services, credit insurance products, product repair services, and repair service agreements. As of September 4, 2018, it operated 119 HomePlus retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Conn's, Inc. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

About Yosen Group

Yosen Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, focuses on franchising or operating restaurants. The company was formerly known as China 3C Group and changed its name to Yosen Group, Inc. in December 2012. Yosen Group, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Zhuhai, China.

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