National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) and China Networks International (OTCMKTS:CNWHF) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares National CineMedia and China Networks International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
National CineMedia $444.80 million 0.62 $36.10 million $0.47 7.38
China Networks International N/A N/A -$50,000.00 N/A N/A

National CineMedia has higher revenue and earnings than China Networks International.

Profitability

This table compares National CineMedia and China Networks International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National CineMedia 3.31% -8.22% 1.00%
China Networks International N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for National CineMedia and China Networks International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National CineMedia 0 3 2 0 2.40
China Networks International 0 0 0 0 N/A

National CineMedia currently has a consensus target price of $5.90, suggesting a potential upside of 70.03%. Given National CineMedia’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe National CineMedia is more favorable than China Networks International.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.4% of National CineMedia shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.0% of National CineMedia shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of China Networks International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

National CineMedia has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Networks International has a beta of -13.95, meaning that its stock price is 1,495% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

National CineMedia beats China Networks International on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About National CineMedia

National CineMedia, Inc., through its subsidiary, National CineMedia, LLC, operates a digital in-theater network in North America. The company engages in the sale of advertising to national, regional, and local businesses in Noovie, a cinema advertising and entertainment pre-show seen on movie screens; and sells advertising on its Lobby Entertainment Network, a series of strategically-placed screens located in movie theater lobbies, as well as other forms of advertising and promotions in theatre lobbies. It is also involved in the sale of online and mobile advertising across its Noovie digital products, as well as through its Cinema Accelerator digital product to reach entertainment audiences beyond the theater. The company offers its services to third-party theater circuits under long-term network affiliate agreements. National CineMedia, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Centennial, Colorado.

About China Networks International

China Networks International Holdings, Ltd. does not have significant operations. Previously, it provided broadcast television advertising services in the People's Republic of China. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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