Contrasting Cango (CANG) and Its Competitors

Cango (NYSE: CANG) is one of 198 publicly-traded companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Cango to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Cango and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cango 0 1 1 0 2.50
Cango Competitors 1716 8031 14771 748 2.58

Cango currently has a consensus target price of $11.90, suggesting a potential upside of 72.46%. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 1.59%. Given Cango’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Cango is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cango and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cango $158.74 million $44.03 million 22.26
Cango Competitors $1.91 billion $226.36 million 37.41

Cango’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cango. Cango is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Cango and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cango 27.82% 14.26% 5.36%
Cango Competitors -39.24% -19.32% -3.66%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

21.9% of Cango shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.7% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.9% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cango rivals beat Cango on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Cango Company Profile

Cango Inc. operates an automotive transaction service platform that connects dealers, financial institutions, car buyers, and other industry participants in the People's Republic of China. It facilitates automotive financing services that include facilitating financing transactions from financial institutions to car buyers; automotive transactions between automotive wholesalers, dealers, and car buyers; and after-market services to car buyers. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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