China Internet Nationwide (CIFS) versus NIC (EGOV) Financial Survey

China Internet Nationwide (NASDAQ: CIFS) and NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for China Internet Nationwide and NIC, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Internet Nationwide 0 0 0 0 N/A
NIC 0 5 1 0 2.17

NIC has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.13%. Given NIC’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe NIC is more favorable than China Internet Nationwide.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares China Internet Nationwide and NIC’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Internet Nationwide $15.82 million 42.62 $13.88 million N/A N/A
NIC $336.51 million 3.06 $51.61 million $0.77 20.13

NIC has higher revenue and earnings than China Internet Nationwide.

Profitability

This table compares China Internet Nationwide and NIC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Internet Nationwide N/A N/A N/A
NIC 15.63% 32.69% 19.89%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.2% of China Internet Nationwide shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.8% of NIC shares are held by institutional investors. 4.1% of NIC shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

NIC pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. China Internet Nationwide does not pay a dividend. NIC pays out 41.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

NIC beats China Internet Nationwide on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About China Internet Nationwide

China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. provides financial advisory services to meet the financial and capital needs of small-to-medium sized enterprises in the People's Republic of China. The company, through its subsidiaries, offers commercial payment, international corporate financing, and intermediary bank loan advisory services, as well as entrusted/direct loans. It also provides value-added Internet information services. China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. has a strategic cooperation agreement with China Co-op Foreign Trade LLC. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

About NIC

NIC Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides digital government services that enable governments to use technology to provide various services to businesses and citizens in the United States. The company's outsourced portal business enters into long-term contracts with state and local governments to design, build, and operate Internet-based and enterprise-wide portals on their behalf. Its portals consist of Websites and applications that enable businesses and citizens to access government information online and secure transactions, such as applying for a permit, retrieving government records, or filing a government-mandated form or report. The company's portal service offerings include motor vehicle driver history record retrieval; vehicle title, lien, and registration; motor vehicle inspections; temporary vehicle tags; driver's license renewal; hunting and fishing licenses; health professional license services; professional license renewal; business registrations and renewals; secretary of state business searches; Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) searches and filings; limited criminal history searches; court services; vital records; income and property tax payments; and payment processing products and services. Its software & services business provides software development and payment processing services to state and local governments, as well as federal agencies. In addition, the company develops and manages the pre-employment screening program for motor carriers using transaction-based business model. Further, it offers consulting, application development, and portal management services to governments. NIC Inc. was founded in 1991 and is based in Olathe, Kansas.

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