China Internet Nationwide (NASDAQ: CIFS) and Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
1.2% of China Internet Nationwide shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.0% of Huron Consulting Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Huron Consulting Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares China Internet Nationwide and Huron Consulting Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|China Internet Nationwide||$15.82 million||43.76||$13.88 million||N/A||N/A|
|Huron Consulting Group||$807.74 million||1.08||-$170.11 million||$2.15||18.05|
China Internet Nationwide has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Huron Consulting Group.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for China Internet Nationwide and Huron Consulting Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Internet Nationwide||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Huron Consulting Group||0||2||2||0||2.50|
Huron Consulting Group has a consensus target price of $48.00, suggesting a potential upside of 23.71%. Given Huron Consulting Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Huron Consulting Group is more favorable than China Internet Nationwide.
This table compares China Internet Nationwide and Huron Consulting Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Internet Nationwide||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Huron Consulting Group||-21.06%||8.43%||4.14%|
Huron Consulting Group beats China Internet Nationwide on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
China Internet Nationwide Company Profile
China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. provides financial advisory services to meet the financial and capital needs of small-to-medium sized enterprises in the People's Republic of China. The company, through its subsidiaries, offers commercial payment, international corporate financing, and intermediary bank loan advisory services, as well as entrusted/direct loans. It also provides value-added Internet information services. China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. has a strategic cooperation agreement with China Co-op Foreign Trade LLC. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
Huron Consulting Group Company Profile
Huron Consulting Group Inc., a professional services firm, provides advisory, technology, and analytic solutions in the United States and internationally. Its Healthcare segment provides advisory services in the areas of strategy, care transformation, financial and operational performance, technology and analytics, and leadership development to national and regional hospitals, integrated health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, and medical groups. The company's Education segment offers management consulting and technology solutions related to business and technology strategy, financial management, operational and organizational effectiveness, research administration, and regulatory compliance for higher education institutions and academic medical centers. Its Business Advisory segment provides enterprise performance management, enterprise resource planning, business intelligence and analytics, customer relationship management, and data management services; and capital advisory, transaction advisory, operational improvement, restructuring and turnaround, valuation, and dispute advisory services. This segment also provides strategic solutions in the areas of R&D and product strategy commercial segmentation, corporate and financial strategy, compliance and operations, reimbursement and access strategy, commercial contracting strategy, fair market value analysis, lifecycle management, litigation and investigations, government pricing and transparency reporting, auditing and monitoring, and business process improvement. The company serves healthcare, education, pharmaceutical and medical device, financial services, energy and utilities, retail, aerospace, automotive, technology, telecommunications, consumer products, governmental, metals and mining, engineering and construction, hospitality and gaming, logistics, and manufacturing industries. Huron Consulting Group Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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