E Commerce China Dangdang (DANG) & Points International (PCOM) Head-To-Head Contrast

Points International (NASDAQ: PCOM) and E Commerce China Dangdang (NYSE:DANG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Points International has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, E Commerce China Dangdang has a beta of 3.34, meaning that its share price is 234% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

37.4% of Points International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.7% of E Commerce China Dangdang shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Points International and E Commerce China Dangdang’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Points International $332.82 million 0.44 $9.00 million ($0.11) -89.68
E Commerce China Dangdang N/A N/A N/A ($0.15) -44.20

Points International has higher revenue and earnings than E Commerce China Dangdang. Points International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than E Commerce China Dangdang, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Points International and E Commerce China Dangdang, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Points International 0 0 3 0 3.00
E Commerce China Dangdang 0 0 0 0 N/A

Points International presently has a consensus price target of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 36.85%. Given Points International’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Points International is more favorable than E Commerce China Dangdang.

Profitability

This table compares Points International and E Commerce China Dangdang’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Points International -0.53% 7.56% 3.28%
E Commerce China Dangdang 8.34% 107.58% 17.19%

Summary

Points International beats E Commerce China Dangdang on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Points International

Points International Ltd. (Points) provides a range of e-commerce and technology services to loyalty program operators using a common infrastructure. These services include a range of white label or private branded e-commerce services (Loyalty Currency Services) that enable the sale of loyalty currencies (such as frequent flyer miles, hotel points and credit card points), both retail and wholesale, and support the loyalty program consumer offerings and their back end operations. The Company offers the consumer-focused Points Loyalty Wallet that allows users to track, manage and access multiple loyalty rewards programs through the Points.com Website. It also offers Points Travel, which is private label travel e-commerce platform designed specifically for the loyalty industry. The Company operates the PointsHound.com Website, a hotel booking engine and loyalty currency aggregator built specifically for frequent travelers.

About E Commerce China Dangdang

E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. is a business to consumer e-commerce company. The Company is focused on selling books online. The Company operates and manages its business in the segment of the provision of a single class of global services for the delivery of content and applications over the Internet. It offers over 1,200,000 book titles, including approximately 1,100,000 Chinese language titles. It offers other media products and general merchandise categories on its Internet platform, including fashion and apparel beauty and personal care products, home and lifestyle products, and baby, children and maternity products. It also offers the dangdang.com marketplace program, which allows third-party merchants to sell their general merchandise products alongside its products. Its Internet platform consists of its dangdang.com Website and its Dangdang mobile shopping application. Its Dangdang Reader application allows customers to browse for, download, purchase and read e-books.

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