Analyzing Franklin Covey (FC) & Jupai (JP)

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Jupai (NYSE:JP) and Franklin Covey (NYSE:FC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Jupai has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Franklin Covey has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

11.2% of Jupai shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of Franklin Covey shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.5% of Franklin Covey shares are owned by company 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Jupai and Franklin Covey’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jupai $262.23 million 1.05 $62.93 million N/A N/A
Franklin Covey $185.26 million 1.76 -$7.17 million ($0.52) -45.12

Jupai has higher revenue and earnings than Franklin Covey.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Jupai and Franklin Covey, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jupai 0 0 0 0 N/A
Franklin Covey 0 0 3 0 3.00

Franklin Covey has a consensus price target of $33.00, indicating a potential upside of 40.66%. Given Franklin Covey’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Franklin Covey is more favorable than Jupai.

Profitability

This table compares Jupai and Franklin Covey’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jupai 23.07% 23.85% 17.18%
Franklin Covey -1.47% -4.99% -2.05%

Dividends

Jupai pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.8%. Franklin Covey does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Jupai beats Franklin Covey on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Jupai Company Profile

Jupai Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides wealth management products and advisory services to high-net-worth individuals in China. It also provides asset management services, including management of real estate or related funds and other fund products. The company offers services for fixed income products, private equity and venture capital funds, and public market products, as well as other products, including overseas insurance products and foreign-currency denominated alternative investments. In addition, it provides fund management services, as well as advisory and administrative services. The company was formerly known as Jupai Investment Group and changed its name to Jupai Holdings Limited in December 2014. Jupai Holdings Limited was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

Franklin Covey Company Profile

Franklin Covey Co. provides training and consulting services in the areas of leadership, productivity, strategic execution, trust, sales force performance, customer loyalty, and communication effectiveness skills worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Direct Offices, Strategic Markets, Education Practice, and International Licensees. It also offers a suite of individual-effectiveness and leadership-development training and products. In addition, the company sells books, audio media, and other related products. It delivers its products and services through personnel, client facilitators, international licensees, and the Internet on various Web-based delivery platforms to the governmental agencies, educational institutions, and individual clients. Franklin Covey Co. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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