Head to Head Analysis: Noah Holdings (NOAH) and The Competition

Noah Holdings (NYSE: NOAH) is one of 53 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment Management & Fund Operators” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Noah Holdings to similar businesses based off the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Noah Holdings and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Noah Holdings 0 0 1 0 3.00
Noah Holdings Competitors 357 1772 1789 62 2.39

Noah Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $29.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.30%. All “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies have a potential upside of 5.96%. Given Noah Holdings’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Noah Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Noah Holdings and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Noah Holdings $400.55 million $120.04 million 15.92
Noah Holdings Competitors $3.00 billion $962.04 million 6.40

Noah Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Noah Holdings. Noah Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

41.6% of Noah Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Noah Holdings has a beta of 2.37, indicating that its stock price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Noah Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.23, indicating that their average stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Noah Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Noah Holdings 29.39% 18.42% 11.94%
Noah Holdings Competitors -46.95% 10.51% 5.73%

Summary

Noah Holdings beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Noah Holdings

Noah Holdings Limited is a wealth management service provider with a focus on global wealth investment and asset allocation services for high net worth individuals and enterprises in China. The Company operates through three segments: wealth management, asset management and Internet finance. It also provides Internet finance services to clients in China. It provides direct access to China’s high net worth population. With approximately 1,100 relationship managers in over 130 branch offices, its coverage network includes China’s regions where high net worth population is concentrated, including the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta, the Bohai Rim and other regions. Its product offerings consist primarily of over-the-counter (OTC) wealth management and OTC asset management products, mutual fund products and asset management plans originated in China and designed to cater to the needs of China’s high net worth population.

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