ChinaCache International (NASDAQ: CCIH) and NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

ChinaCache International has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NetSol Technologies has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ChinaCache International and NetSol Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ChinaCache International $151.84 million 0.31 -$131.56 million ($2.96) -0.62
NetSol Technologies $65.37 million 0.83 -$4.97 million ($0.34) -14.12

NetSol Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than ChinaCache International. NetSol Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ChinaCache International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

31.3% of ChinaCache International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.2% of NetSol Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.7% of ChinaCache International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of NetSol Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares ChinaCache International and NetSol Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ChinaCache International N/A N/A N/A
NetSol Technologies -6.01% -4.82% -3.88%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for ChinaCache International and NetSol Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ChinaCache International 0 0 0 0 N/A
NetSol Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

ChinaCache International beats NetSol Technologies on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ChinaCache International

ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. (ChinaCache) is a holding Company. The Company provides a portfolio of services and solutions to businesses, government agencies and other enterprises to manage the scalability of their online services and applications. Its across the nation service platform, which consists of its network, servers and software, is designed to handle planned and unplanned peaks without upfront and ongoing capital outlay and other investments on the part of its customers. It provides a portfolio of content and application delivery total solutions and solutions tailored to its customers’ needs. It provides various services that are offered on a standalone basis or combined as part of its integrated solutions, such as Web Page Content Services, File Transfer Services, Rich Media Streaming Services, Guaranteed Application Services, Managed Internet Data Services, ChinaCache Cloud Services, Content Bridging Services and Mobile Internet Solutions.

About NetSol Technologies

NetSol Technologies, Inc. is a provider of information technology (IT) and enterprise software solutions. The Company is engaged in the licensing, customization, enhancement and maintenance of its suite of financial applications under the brand names, NetSol Financial Suite (NFS) and NFS Ascent, for businesses in the lease and finance industry. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Company’s offerings include its global solution, NFS. The four applications under NFS have been designed and developed for a setting, and deals with multinational, multi-company, multi-asset, multi-lingual, multi-distributor and multi-manufacturer environments. Each application is used independently to address specific sub-domains of the leasing/financing cycle. The Company’s platform, NFS Ascent, offers a solution for the auto and equipment finance and leasing industry. NFS Ascent platform is a lease accounting and contract processing engine.

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