Seven Stars Cloud Group (NASDAQ: SSC) is one of 22 public companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Seven Stars Cloud Group to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Seven Stars Cloud Group has a beta of 1.63, suggesting that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seven Stars Cloud Group’s peers have a beta of 0.70, suggesting that their average stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Seven Stars Cloud Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Seven Stars Cloud Group $4.54 million -$25.83 million -6.75
Seven Stars Cloud Group Competitors $996.80 million -$34.68 million 651.63

Seven Stars Cloud Group’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Seven Stars Cloud Group. Seven Stars Cloud Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Seven Stars Cloud Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seven Stars Cloud Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Seven Stars Cloud Group Competitors 104 505 1580 47 2.70

As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.71%. Given Seven Stars Cloud Group’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Seven Stars Cloud Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Seven Stars Cloud Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seven Stars Cloud Group -22.98% -86.92% -37.44%
Seven Stars Cloud Group Competitors -85.34% -143.49% -20.49%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.7% of Seven Stars Cloud Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.3% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 50.4% of Seven Stars Cloud Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.1% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

About Seven Stars Cloud Group

Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., formerly Wecast Network, Inc., is engaged in providing cloud-based, business to business (B2B) solutions for business landscape. The Company focuses on BASE technology and infrastructure including Blockchain, artificial intelligence, supply chain and exchanges to the virtual platform as a service (v pass). Its business units include smart intellectual property cloud, smart sales cloud products and transactional cloud. The Company is engaged in creating closed trade ecosystem for buyers and sellers. The Company creates a vertical, transactional platform for global enterprise.

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