NasdaqGS:JRJC

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Executive Summary

China Finance Online Co. Limited; together with its subsidiaries, provides web-based financial services in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Hong Kong. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.


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Share Price & News

How has China Finance Online's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: JRJC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

7.5%

JRJC

0.01%

US Capital Markets

-1.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

48.5%

JRJC

9.9%

US Capital Markets

18.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: JRJC exceeded the US Capital Markets industry which returned 9.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: JRJC exceeded the US Market which returned 18.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

JRJCIndustryMarket
7 Day7.5%0.01%-1.3%
30 Day37.9%5.9%5.3%
90 Day-16.6%2.8%7.5%
1 Year48.5%48.5%12.7%9.9%21.3%18.5%
3 Year-55.1%-55.1%22.6%13.1%42.4%32.9%
5 Year-74.5%-74.5%70.9%49.4%84.2%63.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is China Finance Online's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is China Finance Online undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.1x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate JRJC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate JRJC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: JRJC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Capital Markets industry average.

PE vs Market: JRJC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: JRJC is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (4.8x).


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Future Growth

How is China Finance Online forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

12.3%

Forecasted Diversified Financials 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 China Finance Online 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.


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Past Performance

How has China Finance Online performed over the past 5 years?

-37.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: JRJC is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: JRJC is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: JRJC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 37.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare JRJC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: JRJC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (11.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: JRJC has a negative Return on Equity (-80.9%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is China Finance Online's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: JRJC's short term assets ($68.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($67.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: JRJC's short term assets ($68.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($710.0K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: JRJC is debt free.

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


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if JRJC has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if JRJC has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is China Finance Online current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate JRJC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate JRJC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if JRJC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if JRJC's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of JRJC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

5.3yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Zhiwei Zhao (56 yo)

15.33yrs

Tenure

Mr. Zhiwei Zhao has served as Chief Executive Officer of China Finance Online Co. Limited (the “Company”) since June 21, 2005 and Director since July 25, 2005. Mr. Zhao was elected as the Chairman of the B ...


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Zhiwei Zhao
Chairman & CEO15.33yrsno data23.47%
$ 6.1m
Jun Wang
Director8.42yrsno data1.84%
$ 481.1k
Zheng Chen
Independent Director5.33yrsno datano data
Jian Wang
Independent Director5.33yrsno datano data
Yaowei Zhang
Independent Director5.33yrsno datano data

5.3yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: JRJC's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

China Finance Online Co. Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: China Finance Online Co. Limited
  • Ticker: JRJC
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1998
  • Industry: Investment Banking and Brokerage
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: US$26.105m
  • Shares outstanding: 2.44m
  • Website: https://www.chinafinanceonline.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • China Finance Online Co. Limited
  • Fuzhuo Plaza A
  • 17th Floor
  • Beijing
  • Beijing Province
  • 100052
  • China

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
JRJCNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesSPONSORD ADS NEWUSUSDOct 2004
FNZADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesSPONSORD ADS NEWDEEUROct 2004

Biography

China Finance Online Co. Limited; together with its subsidiaries, provides web-based financial services in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Hong Kong. The company operates through three segments: C ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/21 00:13
End of Day Share Price2020/10/20 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.