Jumei International Holding Limited (NYSE: JMEI) and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Jumei International Holding Limited and eBay, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jumei International Holding Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
eBay 2 18 16 0 2.39

eBay has a consensus price target of $37.38, indicating a potential downside of 2.66%. Given eBay’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe eBay is more favorable than Jumei International Holding Limited.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.0% of Jumei International Holding Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.9% of eBay shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.8% of eBay shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Jumei International Holding Limited has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, eBay has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Jumei International Holding Limited and eBay’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jumei International Holding Limited $949.99 million 0.30 $24.68 million N/A N/A
eBay $9.16 billion 4.49 $2.88 billion $6.62 5.80

eBay has higher revenue and earnings than Jumei International Holding Limited.

Profitability

This table compares Jumei International Holding Limited and eBay’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jumei International Holding Limited N/A N/A N/A
eBay 80.93% 17.50% 7.32%

Summary

eBay beats Jumei International Holding Limited on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Jumei International Holding Limited Company Profile

Jumei International Holding Limited is an online retailer of beauty products. The Company’s sales formats consist of curated sales, online shopping mall and flash sales. The Company’s Jumei Global sales channel is part of its curated sales format. The Company’s curated sales format includes branded beauty products, baby, children and maternity products, light luxury products and health supplements. Its online shopping mall format includes branded beauty products. Its flash sales format includes branded apparel and other lifestyle products. Its Jumei Global offers Chinese consumers convenient access to products sourced directly from overseas and allows its consumers to make payments in Renminbi. Jumei Global offers branded beauty products, baby, children and maternity products, light luxury products and health supplements from South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the United States and European countries. It also offers exclusive products, including products under its private label brands.

eBay Company Profile

eBay Inc. (eBay) is a commerce company, which operates through its Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. The Company connects buyers and sellers around the world. Its platforms enable sellers around the world to organize and offer their inventory for sale, and buyers to find and purchase it. Its platforms are accessible through an online experience (desktop and laptop computers), from mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) and by application programming interface (API) (platform access for third-party software developers). The Company’s Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace located at www.ebay.com, localized counterparts and the eBay mobile applications. The Company’s StubHub platforms include its online ticket platform located at www.stubhub.com, the StubHub mobile applications and Ticketbis. The Company’s Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands, such as Mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Kleinanzeigen and others.

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