Acorn International (NYSE:ATV) and Sky Resort International (OTCMKTS:SKYL) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Acorn International and Sky Resort International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Acorn International 112.41% 50.82% 42.09%
Sky Resort International N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Acorn International shares are owned by institutional investors. 51.8% of Acorn International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 82.0% of Sky Resort International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Acorn International pays an annual dividend of $1.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Sky Resort International does not pay a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Acorn International has a beta of 0.1, meaning that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sky Resort International has a beta of 1.83, meaning that its share price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Acorn International and Sky Resort International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Acorn International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sky Resort International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Acorn International and Sky Resort International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Acorn International $28.44 million 2.51 $31.13 million N/A N/A
Sky Resort International N/A N/A -$120,000.00 N/A N/A

Acorn International has higher revenue and earnings than Sky Resort International.

Summary

Acorn International beats Sky Resort International on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Acorn International Company Profile

Acorn International, Inc., an integrated multi-platform marketing company, develops, promotes, and sells products in the People's Republic of China. It operates through two segments, Integrated Direct Sales and Nationwide Distribution Network. The company, through its direct sales business platform, markets and sells products directly to consumers through its outbound marketing platform and Internet sales platform. It also provides its products through its nationwide distribution network. The company offers health and collectible, mobile phones, kitchen and household, fitness, cosmetics, auto, consumer electronics, and other products. Acorn International, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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