People.cnSHSE:603000 Stock Report

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17 Sep, 2021


Company Financials
603000 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health6/6

603000 Overview

People.cn CO., LTD operates as an information exchange platform in China and internationally.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for People.cn
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCN¥13.86
52 Week HighCN¥12.15
52 Week LowCN¥20.00
1 Month Change4.13%
3 Month Change-19.18%
1 Year Change-26.74%
3 Year Change73.68%
5 Year Change-24.47%
Change since IPO59.68%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

603000CN MediaCN Market

Return vs Industry: 603000 underperformed the CN Media industry which returned -19.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 603000 underperformed the CN Market which returned 10.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is 603000's price volatile compared to industry and market?
603000 volatility
603000 Beta0.83
Industry Beta0.66
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: 603000 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of CN stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 603000's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company


People.cn CO., LTD operates as an information exchange platform in China and internationally. The company publishes news to Internet users covering politics, economy, society, and culture in the form of text, picture, animation, audio and video, BBS, blog, microblog, podcast, talk bar, mobile phone, RSS, and Webcast 15 languages, including Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan, Uygur, Kazakh, Korean, Yi, Zhuang, English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and Korean. It operates in 200 countries and regions.


Is People.cn undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 603000 (CN¥13.86) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CN¥15.1)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 603000 is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 603000 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (49.7x) compared to the CN Media industry average (22.5x).

PE vs Market: 603000 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (49.7x) compared to the CN market (34.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 603000's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 603000 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.8x) compared to the CN Media industry average (1.8x).

Future Growth

How is People.cn forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Media industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as People.cn has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has People.cn performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 603000 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 603000's current net profit margins (14%) are lower than last year (15.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 603000's earnings have grown significantly by 26.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 603000's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 603000 had negative earnings growth (-3.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Media industry average (19.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: 603000's Return on Equity (10.1%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is People.cn's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 603000's short term assets (CN¥3.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (CN¥1.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: 603000's short term assets (CN¥3.5B) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥373.9M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 603000 is debt free.

Reducing Debt: 603000 has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 603000 has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: 603000 has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


What is People.cn current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 603000's dividend (1.16%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the CN market (0.41%).

High Dividend: 603000's dividend (1.16%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the CN market (1.78%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 603000 has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: 603000's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (57.7%), 603000's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average board tenure


People.cn has no CEO, or we have no data on them.

Board Members

Experienced Board: 603000's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

People.cn CO., LTD's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: People.cn CO., LTD
  • Ticker: 603000
  • Exchange: SHSE
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: CN¥15.325b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.11b
  • Website: https://www.people.com.cn

Number of Employees


  • People.cn CO., LTD
  • New Media Tower of People's Daily
  • No. 2 Jintai Xilu
  • Beijing
  • 100733
  • China


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/17 15:42
End of Day Share Price2021/09/17 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.