China Information Technology (NASDAQ: CNIT) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare China Information Technology to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares China Information Technology and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Information Technology N/A N/A N/A
China Information Technology Competitors -25.87% -105.95% -13.69%

Volatility & Risk

China Information Technology has a beta of 2.15, suggesting that its share price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Information Technology’s peers have a beta of 1.80, suggesting that their average share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.2% of China Information Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.5% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 45.4% of China Information Technology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for China Information Technology and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Information Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
China Information Technology Competitors 179 1509 2855 90 2.62

As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 15.02%. Given China Information Technology’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe China Information Technology has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China Information Technology and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
China Information Technology $10.19 million -$18.17 million N/A
China Information Technology Competitors $916.05 million $45.64 million 582.69

China Information Technology’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than China Information Technology.

Summary

China Information Technology beats its peers on 5 of the 9 factors compared.

China Information Technology Company Profile

China Information Technology, Inc (CNIT) is a leading Internet service company that provides integrated cloud-based solutions enabling innovation and smart living in the fields of new media, elevator safety management, education, etc. Through continuous innovation, CNIT is aiming to leverage its proprietary Cloud-Application-Terminal technology to level the competitive landscape in the new media industry and deliver value for its shareholders, employees, customers, and the community.

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