Relx (NYSE: RENX) and China Finance Online (NASDAQ:JRJC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

Relx pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. China Finance Online does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Relx and China Finance Online’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Relx N/A N/A N/A
China Finance Online -79.91% -58.38% -27.58%

Risk & Volatility

Relx has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Finance Online has a beta of 2.24, indicating that its share price is 124% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.2% of Relx shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.2% of China Finance Online shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.4% of China Finance Online shares are owned 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Relx and China Finance Online’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Relx $9.31 billion 2.34 $1.57 billion N/A N/A
China Finance Online $83.06 million 0.57 -$1.67 million ($1.70) -1.17

Relx has higher revenue and earnings than China Finance Online.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Relx and China Finance Online, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Relx 0 0 0 0 N/A
China Finance Online 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Relx beats China Finance Online on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Relx Company Profile

RELX NV is a holding company, which holds interests in RELX Group plc. RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The Company operates in four segments: Scientific, Technical & Medical; Risk & Business Analytics; Legal, and Exhibitions. The Company’s Scientific, Technical & Medical segment provides information and analytics that help institutions and professionals progress science and advance healthcare. The Risk & Business Analytics segment provides solutions and decision tools that combine public and industry-specific content with technology and analytics. The Legal segment is a provider of information and analytics to professionals in legal, corporate, government and non-profit organizations. Its Exhibitions segment consists of Reed Exhibitions, which is an exhibitions business, with events in over 30 countries.

China Finance Online Company Profile

China Finance Online Co. Limited is a Web-based financial services company in China. The Company provides Chinese retail investors with online access to securities and commodities trading services, wealth management products, securities investment advisory services, as well as financial database and analytics services to institutional customers. The Company operates through three segments: commodities brokerage services, online financial information and advisory service, and other related services in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Hong Kong brokerage services. The Company offers financial software, information services and securities investment advisory services to retail investors in China. Through its subsidiary, Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co., Ltd., the Company provides financial database and analytics to institutional customers, including domestic financial, research, academic and regulatory institutions.

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