China Customer Relations Centers (NASDAQ:CCRC) and Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.0% of China Customer Relations Centers shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.3% of Radware shares are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of Radware shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for China Customer Relations Centers and Radware, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Customer Relations Centers 0 0 0 0 N/A
Radware 0 0 4 0 3.00

Radware has a consensus price target of $28.67, indicating a potential upside of 11.07%. Given Radware’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Radware is more favorable than China Customer Relations Centers.

Profitability

This table compares China Customer Relations Centers and Radware’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Customer Relations Centers N/A N/A N/A
Radware 0.59% 0.20% 0.14%

Risk and Volatility

China Customer Relations Centers has a beta of -1.69, meaning that its share price is 269% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Radware has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares China Customer Relations Centers and Radware’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Customer Relations Centers $88.97 million 2.40 $8.77 million N/A N/A
Radware $211.37 million 5.44 -$7.49 million ($0.12) -215.08

China Customer Relations Centers has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Radware.

Summary

Radware beats China Customer Relations Centers on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Customer Relations Centers Company Profile

China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. provides business process outsourcing services for telecommunications companies in the People's Republic of China. It offers voice-based customer care services, including customer relationship management, technical support, sales, customer retention, marketing surveys, and research. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Tai'an, the People's Republic of China.

Radware Company Profile

Radware Ltd. develops, manufactures, and markets cyber security and application delivery solutions for applications in virtual, cloud, and software defined data centers worldwide. The company offers application and network security solutions, such as DefensePro, a real-time network attack prevention device; AppWall, a Web application firewall; and DefenseFlow, a cyber-command and control application. It also provides cloud-based emergency response team, attack mitigation, and firewall services; and subscription-based security update related to latest threats, and fraud and phishing attacks. In addition, the company offers application delivery solutions comprising Alteon D Line, an application delivery controller/load balancer for Web, cloud, and mobile based applications; LinkProof NG, a multi-homing and enterprise gateway solution for connectivity of enterprise and cloud-based applications; and FastView, a Web performance optimization and acceleration for end-user devices and browsers. Additionally, it offers APSolute Vision, a management and monitoring tool for company's application delivery and cyber security solutions; application performance monitoring to detect application performance issues; and vDirect, service orchestration and automation engine designed for software-defined data centers and clouds. The company also offers cloud DDoS protection, cloud malware protection, content delivery network, and cloud Web acceleration services, as well as support and maintenance services. The company sells its products primarily to independent distributors, including value added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and system integrators. Radware Ltd. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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