Sodexo (OTCMKTS:SDXAY) and Jupai (NYSE:JP) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Sodexo pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Jupai pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.0%. Sodexo pays out 8.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Sodexo and Jupai’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sodexo N/A N/A N/A
Jupai 23.07% 23.85% 17.18%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Sodexo and Jupai, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sodexo 0 1 1 0 2.50
Jupai 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Sodexo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.2% of Jupai shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Sodexo shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sodexo and Jupai’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sodexo $24.32 billion 0.67 $794.57 million $6.49 3.33
Jupai $262.23 million 1.02 $62.93 million N/A N/A

Sodexo has higher revenue and earnings than Jupai.

Volatility & Risk

Sodexo has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jupai has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Jupai beats Sodexo on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sodexo

Sodexo S.A. develops, manages, and delivers on-site services, benefits and rewards services, and personal and home services worldwide. The company offers various on-site services, including construction, reception, medical equipment sterilization, cleaning, food, event management, and prisoner rehabilitation services to corporates, governments, healthcare and seniors, universities, schools, energy and resources, and sports and leisure customers. It also provides benefits and rewards services, which comprise employee benefits, incentive and recognition programs, expense management, public benefits, and gift cards and boxes. In addition, the company offers concierge services; and in-home care services comprising assistance with eating, bathing, walking, and housecleaning, as well as helps in maintaining social contact and relationships. Further, it provides grocery shopping, going to work, and a doctor's appointment services; and operates child day-care centers. The company was formerly known as Sodexho Alliance and changed its name to Sodexo S.A. in 2008. Sodexo S.A. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

About Jupai

Jupai Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides wealth management products and advisory services to high-net-worth individuals in China. It also provides asset management services, including management of real estate or related funds and other fund products. The company offers services for fixed income products, private equity and venture capital funds, and public market products, as well as other products, including overseas insurance products and foreign-currency denominated alternative investments. In addition, it provides fund management services, as well as advisory and administrative services. The company was formerly known as Jupai Investment Group and changed its name to Jupai Holdings Limited in December 2014. Jupai Holdings Limited was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

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