JD.com (JD) and Its Rivals Financial Comparison

JD.com (NASDAQ: JD) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “E-commerce & Auction Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare JD.com to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares JD.com and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JD.com -0.95% -1.80% -0.44%
JD.com Competitors -1,537.86% -31.01% -7.17%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares JD.com and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
JD.com $47.52 billion $509.96 million -124.06
JD.com Competitors $5.30 billion $868.94 million -27.47

JD.com has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. JD.com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.4% of JD.com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.6% of JD.com shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for JD.com and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JD.com 0 2 15 0 2.88
JD.com Competitors 87 681 1572 84 2.68

JD.com currently has a consensus target price of $44.13, suggesting a potential upside of 14.73%. As a group, “E-commerce & Auction Services” companies have a potential upside of 14.56%. Given JD.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe JD.com is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

JD.com has a beta of 1.43, meaning that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JD.com’s rivals have a beta of 1.53, meaning that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

JD.com beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

JD.com Company Profile

JD.com, Inc. is an online direct sales company. The Company engages in the sale of electronics and home appliance products and general merchandise products (including audio, video products and books) sourced from manufacturers, distributors and publishers in China on the Internet through its Website, www.jd.com. It also offers an online marketplace that enables third-party sellers to sell their products to customers on the Company’s Website. The Company operates through the provision of a single class of services for accelerating and improving the delivery of its products over the Internet. The Company also offers online and in-person payment options and customer services. The Company operates approximately 210 warehouses with an aggregate gross floor area of approximately four million square meters in over 50 cities. It operates over 5,370 delivery stations and pickup stations in approximately 2,350 counties and districts across China.

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