Roku (ROKU) vs. Seven Stars Cloud Group (SSC) Head-To-Head Survey

Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) and Seven Stars Cloud Group (NASDAQ:SSC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Roku and Seven Stars Cloud Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Roku N/A N/A N/A
Seven Stars Cloud Group -5.43% -61.48% -18.31%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

16.4% of Roku shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.6% of Seven Stars Cloud Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Roku shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 50.4% of Seven Stars Cloud Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Roku and Seven Stars Cloud Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Roku 1 7 4 0 2.25
Seven Stars Cloud Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Roku presently has a consensus target price of $37.89, indicating a potential downside of 12.48%. Given Roku’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Roku is more favorable than Seven Stars Cloud Group.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Roku and Seven Stars Cloud Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Roku $512.76 million 8.41 -$63.50 million ($2.24) -19.33
Seven Stars Cloud Group $144.34 million 0.89 -$9.83 million N/A N/A

Seven Stars Cloud Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Roku.

Summary

Roku beats Seven Stars Cloud Group on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Roku Company Profile

Roku, Inc. operates a TV streaming platform. The company operates in two segments, Player and Platform. Its platform allows users to search, discover, and access approximately 500,000 movies and TV episodes, as well as live sports, music, news, and others. As of December 31, 2017, the company had 19.3 million active accounts. It also provides advertising products, including videos ads, interactive video ads, audience development promotions, and brand sponsorships; and manufactures, sells, and licenses TVs under the Roku TV name. In addition, the company offers streaming media players and accessories under the Roku brand that allow users to access its TV streaming platform; and sells branded channel buttons on remote controls. It provides its products and services through retailers and distributors, as well as directly to customers through its Website in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the Republic of Ireland, and various Latin American countries. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

Seven Stars Cloud Group Company Profile

Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. operates as an Artificial-Intelligent (AI) and Blockchain-powered Fintech company in the People's Republic of China. The company provides asset owners and holders a method and platform for digital asset securitization, tokenization, and trading through managing and providing an infrastructure and environment that facilitates the transformation of traditional financial markets, such as commodities, currency, and credit into the asset digitalization. It also offers a closed supply chain trading ecosystem for corporate buyers and sellers designed to eliminate standard transactional intermediaries and create a more direct and margin-expanding path for principals. In addition, the company engages in consumer electronics e-commerce and smart supply chain management operations, as well as in oil trading business primarily in Singapore. Further, it provides premium content and integrated value-added service solutions for the delivery of video on demand and paid video programming to digital cable providers and Internet protocol television providers. The company was formerly known as Wecast Network, Inc. and changed its name to Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. in July 2017. Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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