JD.com (NASDAQ: JD) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare JD.com to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.4% of JD.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.6% of JD.com shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are owned by company 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 and Volatility

JD.com has a beta of 1.43, indicating that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JD.com’s peers have a beta of 1.53, indicating that their average share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares JD.com and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JD.com -0.95% -1.80% -0.44%
JD.com Competitors -1,537.85% -30.98% -7.15%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares JD.com and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
JD.com N/A N/A -123.67
JD.com Competitors $2.66 billion $891.38 million -29.23

JD.com’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than JD.com. JD.com 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 breakdown of recent ratings for JD.com and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JD.com 0 2 16 0 2.89
JD.com Competitors 86 676 1564 82 2.68

JD.com presently has a consensus price target of $43.35, indicating a potential upside of 13.07%. As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 13.24%. Given JD.com’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe JD.com has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


JD.com peers beat JD.com on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

JD.com Company Profile

JD.com, Inc. is an online direct sales company. The Company engages in the sale of electronics and home appliance products and general merchandise products (including audio, video products and books) sourced from manufacturers, distributors and publishers in China on the Internet through its Website, www.jd.com. It also offers an online marketplace that enables third-party sellers to sell their products to customers on the Company’s Website. The Company operates through the provision of a single class of services for accelerating and improving the delivery of its products over the Internet. The Company also offers online and in-person payment options and customer services. The Company operates approximately 210 warehouses with an aggregate gross floor area of approximately four million square meters in over 50 cities. It operates over 5,370 delivery stations and pickup stations in approximately 2,350 counties and districts across China.

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