Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp (NASDAQ: NINE) is one of 115 publicly-traded companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp has a beta of 0.25, meaning that its share price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp’s competitors have a beta of 0.84, meaning that their average share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp 0 3 6 0 2.67
Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp Competitors 361 2272 4725 96 2.61

Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp currently has a consensus target price of $30.61, indicating a potential upside of 21.38%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 17.35%. Given Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp N/A N/A 229.27
Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp Competitors $2.24 billion $407.74 million 556.48

Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp. Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp N/A N/A N/A
Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp Competitors -45.52% -24.58% -7.24%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.0% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.4% of shares of all “Software” 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.

About Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp

Ninetowns Internet Technology Group Company Limited is a software company that enables enterprises and trade-related People’s Republic of China Government agencies to streamline the import/export process in China. It operates in four segments: enterprise software and related maintenance services , software development services segment, B2C e-commerce and, and real estate development. The enterprise software and related maintenance services segment is engaged in the development, distribution and sale of software products, the provision of customer maintenance services to end users, and the research and development of new enterprise software. The software development services segment is responsible for the development and integration of software in accordance with the customers’ specifications and requirements. The B2C e-commerce consists of food and grocery sales and services and targets Chinese consumers. Real estate development segment includes real estate development operations.

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