Comparing Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) & Chinanet Online (NASDAQ:CNET)

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Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Chinanet Online (NASDAQ:CNET) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alphabet and Chinanet Online’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alphabet $136.82 billion 6.79 $30.74 billion $47.51 28.37
Chinanet Online $57.15 million 0.42 -$14.02 million N/A N/A

Alphabet has higher revenue and earnings than Chinanet Online.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Alphabet and Chinanet Online, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alphabet 0 1 21 0 2.95
Chinanet Online 0 0 0 0 N/A

Alphabet presently has a consensus target price of $1,474.07, suggesting a potential upside of 9.37%. Given Alphabet’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Alphabet is more favorable than Chinanet Online.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

33.8% of Alphabet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of Chinanet Online shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.0% of Alphabet shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 34.5% of Chinanet Online shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Alphabet and Chinanet Online’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alphabet 21.04% 18.34% 13.74%
Chinanet Online -6.23% -41.73% -18.53%

Volatility & Risk

Alphabet has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chinanet Online has a beta of 2.44, meaning that its share price is 144% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Alphabet beats Chinanet Online on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alphabet

Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. It offers performance and brand advertising services. The company operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment offers products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure. This segment also offers digital content, cloud services, hardware devices, and other miscellaneous products and services. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, including Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X, as well as Internet and television services. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

About Chinanet Online

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an integrated service platform that provides advertising and marketing services in the People's Republic of China. Its platform comprises CloundX, an omni-channel advertising and marketing system; and a data analysis management system. The company offers Internet advertising, precision marketing, and related data and value added services through its Internet advertising portals, including 28.com; and liansuo.com. It also produces and distributes television shows comprising advertisements. The company serves customers in the food and beverage, women accessories, footwear, apparel and garments, home goods and construction materials, environmental protection equipment, cosmetic and health care, education network, and other industries. ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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