Vonovia SE Depository Receipt (OTCMKTS:VONOY) and Leju (NYSE:LEJU) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and Leju, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt 0 0 0 0 N/A
Leju 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Leju has a beta of 2.49, meaning that its stock price is 149% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and Leju’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt $3.20 billion 8.43 $2.68 billion $2.65 10.49
Leju $462.03 million 0.56 -$13.48 million N/A N/A

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt has higher revenue and earnings than Leju.

Profitability

This table compares Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and Leju’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt 43.56% 6.83% 2.71%
Leju 1.43% 3.53% 1.81%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.2% of Leju shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt beats Leju on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt Company Profile

Vonovia SE operates as an integrated real estate company in Germany. The company operates through three segments: Rental, Value-Add Business, and Sales. It offers apartments; provides property-related services; and sells single units, and buildings or plots of land. As of December 31, 2017, it had a real estate portfolio comprising 344,586 residential units; 89,588 garages and parking spaces; and 3,888 commercial units, as well as managed 62,631 residential units for other owners. The company was formerly known as Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE and changed its name to Vonovia SE in August 2015. Vonovia SE was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany.

Leju Company Profile

Leju Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides online to offline (O2O) real estate services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers real estate e-commerce, online advertising, and online listing services through its online platform, which comprises Websites covering 377 cities and various mobile applications for the real estate and home furnishing industries. It also operates various real estate and home furnishing Websites of SINA Corporation (SINA); and official accounts on Weixin, a social communication platform and Weibo, a microblog. The company's O2O services for new residential properties include selling discount coupons; and facilitating online property viewing, physical property visits, marketing events, and pre-sale customer support, as well as home furnishing business transactions on its platform. It also sells advertising primarily on the SINA new residential properties and home furnishing Websites; and acts as an advertising agent for the SINA home page and non-real estate Websites with respect to advertising sold to real estate developers and home furnishing suppliers. In addition, the company offers fee-based online property listing services to real estate agents; and services to individual property sellers. Leju Holdings Limited was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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