Reviewing StoneCo (NASDAQ:STNE) and JMU Ltd- (NASDAQ:JMU)

StoneCo (NASDAQ:STNE) and JMU Ltd- (NASDAQ:JMU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for StoneCo and JMU Ltd-, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
StoneCo 1 3 5 0 2.44
JMU Ltd- 0 0 0 0 N/A



StoneCo presently has a consensus target price of $33.86, indicating a potential upside of 5.02%. Given StoneCo’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe StoneCo is more favorable than JMU Ltd-.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares StoneCo and JMU Ltd-‘s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
StoneCo $414.74 million 21.54 $91.43 million $0.33 97.70
JMU Ltd- $36.46 million 0.24 -$123.24 million N/A N/A

StoneCo has higher revenue and earnings than JMU Ltd-.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

36.9% of StoneCo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.8% of JMU Ltd- shares are held by institutional investors. 62.8% of JMU Ltd- shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares StoneCo and JMU Ltd-‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
StoneCo N/A N/A N/A
JMU Ltd- -219.60% -280.86% -120.53%

Summary

StoneCo beats JMU Ltd- on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About StoneCo

StoneCo Ltd. engages in the provision of financial technology solutions. It caters to merchants and partners that conduct electronic commerce across in-store, online, and mobile channels. It offers cloud-based technology platform, electronic payments, and automation of business processes at the point-of-sale. The company was founded on March 11, 2014 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

About JMU Ltd-

JMU Limited operates a business-to-business online e-commerce platform that provides integrated services to suppliers and customers in the catering industry in the People's Republic of China. The company's platform networking services focus on local entertainment and lifestyle services, such as restaurants, movie theaters, and beauty salons, as well as allow local merchants to create online stores and make direct sales to their target customers for consumption at their brick and mortar stores. It primarily offers food ingredients, seasonings, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hotel appliances, tableware, kitchen appliances, office appliances, furniture, hotel and restaurant decoration, and hotel and restaurant information systems through its ccjoin.com Website, as well as mobile applications. The company was formerly known as JM WOWO and changed its name to JMU Limited in December 2016. JMU Limited was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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