Critical Contrast: Leap Technology (LPTC) vs. Leju (LEJU)

Leap Technology (OTCMKTS:LPTC) and Leju (NYSE:LEJU) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Leap Technology and Leju’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Leap Technology N/A N/A N/A
Leju -8.38% -15.29% -8.70%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Leap Technology and Leju’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Leap Technology N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Leju $362.53 million 0.59 -$160.90 million ($1.19) -1.32

Leap Technology has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Leju.

Risk & Volatility

Leap Technology has a beta of 2.52, suggesting that its stock price is 152% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Leju has a beta of 2.61, suggesting that its stock price is 161% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.2% of Leju shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Leap Technology shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Leap Technology and Leju, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leap Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Leju 0 1 0 0 2.00

Leju has a consensus price target of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 154.78%. Given Leju’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Leju is more favorable than Leap Technology.

About Leap Technology

[email protected] Technology, Inc. does not have significant operations. The company plans to pursue acquisition, joint venture, and investment opportunities primarily in the areas of health care technology, and products and services, as well as life sciences. Previously, it was involved in leasing a real property. [email protected] Technology, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

About Leju

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 and home furnishing advertisers. 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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