Head to Head Survey: Yosen Group (YOSN) & Conn’s (CONN)

Yosen Group (OTCMKTS:YOSN) and Conn’s (NASDAQ:CONN) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.1% of Conn’s shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.6% of Yosen Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Conn’s shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Yosen Group and Conn’s’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yosen Group N/A -2,076.94% 4,545.01%
Conn’s 2.25% 10.05% 2.98%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Yosen Group and Conn’s’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yosen Group $2.88 million 1.44 -$1.13 million N/A N/A
Conn’s $1.52 billion 0.62 $6.46 million $0.95 31.20

Conn’s has higher revenue and earnings than Yosen Group.

Risk & Volatility

Yosen Group has a beta of -4.87, meaning that its stock price is 587% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Conn’s has a beta of 1.79, meaning that its stock price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Yosen Group and Conn’s, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yosen Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Conn’s 0 1 5 0 2.83

Conn’s has a consensus target price of $42.75, indicating a potential upside of 44.23%. Given Conn’s’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Conn’s is more favorable than Yosen Group.


Conn’s beats Yosen Group on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Yosen Group

Yosen Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, focuses on franchising or operating restaurants. The company was formerly known as China 3C Group and changed its name to Yosen Group, Inc. in December 2012. Yosen Group, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Zhuhai, China.

About Conn’s

Conn's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of durable consumer goods and related services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Credit. Its stores provide furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room, and bedroom, as well as traditional and specialty mattresses; home appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, and ranges; consumer electronics comprising televisions, Blu-ray players, home theaters, and portable audio equipment; and home office products consisting of computers, printers, and accessories. The company also provides short- and medium-term financing to its retail customers; and product support services, such as next-day delivery and installation services, credit insurance products, product repair services, and repair service agreements. As of September 4, 2018, it operated 119 HomePlus retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Conn's, Inc. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

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