Reviewing ORIX (IX) and China Lending (CLDC)

ORIX (NYSE:IX) and China Lending (NASDAQ:CLDC) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Dividends

ORIX pays an annual dividend of $1.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. China Lending does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares ORIX and China Lending’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ORIX 11.35% 10.98% 2.68%
China Lending N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.0% of ORIX shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of China Lending shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of ORIX shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of China Lending 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ORIX and China Lending’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ORIX $25.76 billion 0.82 $2.82 billion N/A N/A
China Lending $16.53 million 1.38 -$54.78 million N/A N/A

ORIX has higher revenue and earnings than China Lending.

Volatility and Risk

ORIX has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Lending has a beta of -1.04, suggesting that its share price is 204% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for ORIX and China Lending, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ORIX 0 0 1 0 3.00
China Lending 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

ORIX beats China Lending on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

ORIX Company Profile

ORIX Corporation provides diversified financial services primarily in Japan and the Americas. It operates through six segments: Corporate Financial Services, Maintenance Leasing, Real Estate, Investment and Operation, Retail, and Overseas Business. The Corporate Financial Services segment engages in lending, leasing, and fee businesses. The Maintenance Leasing segment is involved in leasing, automobile rental, and car sharing businesses; lease and rental of precision measuring, information technology related, medical equipment, and environmental analysis equipment, as well as tablet computers; and the sale of software packages and equipment calibration and asset management. The Real Estate segment develops and leases office buildings, commercial properties, logistics centers, and residences; and operates accommodations, aquariums, golf courses, training facilities, senior housings, baseball stadiums, and theaters. This segment also offers REIT asset management and real estate investment advisory services. The Investment and Operation segment is involved in the collection and disposal of waste generated from end-of-lease assets; environment and energy business, such as mega-solar and electric power retailing; and investment in wind power generation and hydropower projects. The Retail segment engages in life insurance, banking, and card loan businesses. The Overseas Business segment is involved in leasing, financing, management, investment, intermediary and sales activities in the field of aircraft and ship. The company was formerly known as Orient Leasing Co., Ltd. and changed its name to ORIX Corporation in 1989. ORIX Corporation was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

China Lending Company Profile

China Lending Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides direct lending services in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. It offers loans to micro, small, and medium sized enterprises; and sole proprietors. The company also provides financial consulting services. It serves customers in commerce and service, energy and mining, real estate, agriculture and husbandry, supply chain financing, manufacturing, consumer credit, and other industries. China Lending Corporation was founded in 2009 and is based in Urumqi, the People's Republic of China.

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