Analyzing Perella Weinberg Partners (NASDAQ:PWP) and CNFinance (NYSE:CNF)

CNFinance (NYSE:CNFGet Rating) and Perella Weinberg Partners (NASDAQ:PWPGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.9% of CNFinance shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.1% of Perella Weinberg Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for CNFinance and Perella Weinberg Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CNFinance 0 0 1 0 3.00
Perella Weinberg Partners 0 0 4 0 3.00

CNFinance currently has a consensus price target of $5.50, indicating a potential upside of 79.74%. Perella Weinberg Partners has a consensus price target of $17.17, indicating a potential upside of 122.65%. Given Perella Weinberg Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Perella Weinberg Partners is more favorable than CNFinance.

Profitability

This table compares CNFinance and Perella Weinberg Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CNFinance 4.37% 1.60% 0.44%
Perella Weinberg Partners N/A 26.32% 9.46%

Volatility and Risk

CNFinance has a beta of 0.3, suggesting that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perella Weinberg Partners has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CNFinance and Perella Weinberg Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CNFinance $219.35 million 0.96 $10.19 million $0.13 23.54
Perella Weinberg Partners $801.66 million 0.90 -$9.42 million N/A N/A

CNFinance has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Perella Weinberg Partners.

Summary

Perella Weinberg Partners beats CNFinance on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CNFinance (Get Rating)

CNFinance Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides home equity loan services in the People's Republic of China. It offers micro credit loan services for micro and small-enterprise owners; and loan lending agency services for financial institutions. The company also provides bridge loan products, which are unsecured short-term loans to pay off borrowers' existing loans secured by real property. It operates a network of 56 branches and sub-branches, which included 13 branches and sub-branches in the Pearl River Delta region, 6 branches and sub-branches in the Yangtze River Delta region, and 37 branches and sub-branches in other areas in approximately 40 cities in China. CNFinance Holdings Limited was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China.

About Perella Weinberg Partners (Get Rating)

Perella Weinberg Partners, an independent advisory firm, provides strategic and financial advisory services in the United States and internationally. The company offers strategic and financial decisions, mergers and acquisitions advice and execution, capital markets advisory, shareholder and defense advisory, capital structure and restructuring, underwriting, equity research, and private capital raising services. It serves public multinational corporations, mid-sized public and private companies, individual entrepreneurs, private and institutional investors, creditor committees, and government institutions in various industries comprising consumer and retail; energy; financial institutions; healthcare; industrials; and technology, media, and telecommunications. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in New York, New York. Perella Weinberg Partners operates as a subsidiary of Perella Weinberg Partners Group LP.

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