Cango (NYSE: CANG) is one of 197 publicly-traded companies in the “Prepackaged software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Cango to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.9% of Cango shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.2% of shares of all “Prepackaged software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Cango and its competitors’ 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 -39.03% -24.47% -3.64%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Cango and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cango 0 1 1 0 2.50
Cango Competitors 1699 7961 14615 728 2.57

Cango presently has a consensus price target of $11.90, suggesting a potential upside of 64.14%. As a group, “Prepackaged software” companies have a potential upside of 1.92%. Given Cango’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Cango is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cango and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cango $158.74 million $44.03 million 23.39
Cango Competitors $1.91 billion $226.94 million 37.55

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

Summary

Cango competitors 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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