Reviewing PeerStream (OTCMKTS:PEER) and NetEase (OTCMKTS:NTES)

PeerStream (OTCMKTS:PEER) and NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares PeerStream and NetEase’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PeerStream -0.15% -1.88% -1.30%
NetEase 11.86% 18.39% 9.97%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for PeerStream and NetEase, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PeerStream 0 0 0 0 N/A
NetEase 0 2 11 0 2.85

NetEase has a consensus price target of $292.68, suggesting a potential upside of 3.46%. Given NetEase’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe NetEase is more favorable than PeerStream.

Dividends

NetEase pays an annual dividend of $4.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. PeerStream does not pay a dividend. NetEase pays out 60.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of PeerStream shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.9% of NetEase shares are held by institutional investors. 24.8% of PeerStream shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 54.7% of NetEase shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

PeerStream has a beta of 0.24, meaning that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NetEase has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PeerStream and NetEase’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PeerStream $26.36 million 0.47 -$3.80 million N/A N/A
NetEase $9.77 billion 3.71 $930.91 million $6.87 41.18

NetEase has higher revenue and earnings than PeerStream.

Summary

NetEase beats PeerStream on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PeerStream

PeerStream, Inc. builds decentralized technologies for multimedia social apps and business communication solutions worldwide. It develops PeerStream Protocol, a decentralized multimedia content delivery solution building on blockchain technology. The company offers social video applications, such as Paltalk, a real-time and interactive social networking applications provider; Camfrog, a cross-platform video chat community; and Backchannel, a blockchain-based secure video messaging app. It also operates FirstMet and 50more online dating sites; and Vumber, a telecommunications application that allow customers to add multiple lines to their phone number at any time. The company was formerly known as Snap Interactive, Inc. and changed its name to PeerStream, Inc. in March 2018. PeerStream, Inc. is based in New York, New York.

About NetEase

NetEase, Inc. operates an interactive online community in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in four segments: Online Games Services, E-Commerce, Advertising Services, and Innovative Businesses and Other Services. It offers various games in a range of genres through mobile devices and PCs, including role-playing games, MMORPGs, battle arena games, simulation games, collectible card games, first-person shooter games, sandbox games, and other types of games to the Chinese market. The company also operates Kaola that sells imported maternity and baby products, skincare and cosmetics, and other general merchandise; and Yanxuan, which sells its private label products, including apparel, homeware, kitchenware, and other general merchandise. In addition, it operates NetEase News App and NetEase Websites, which provide Internet users with Chinese language-based online services that are centered around content and interactive community. Further, the company provides online advertising services comprising banner advertising, channel sponsorships, direct email, interactive media-rich sites, sponsored special events, games, contests, and other activities. Additionally, it offers online services, such as NetEase CC, a live video streaming platform; NetEase Cloud Music, a music-streaming platform; NetEase Youdao Education, an online platform offering educational content and solutions; EaseRead, an online reading platform; and NetEase Pay, a payment platform, as well as email services to individuals and corporates. The company was formerly known as NetEase.com, Inc. and changed its name to NetEase, Inc. in March 2012. NetEase, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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