Critical Contrast: MDJM (MDJH) vs. Novation Companies (NOVC)

MDJM (NASDAQ:MDJH) and Novation Companies (OTCMKTS:NOVC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.


This table compares MDJM and Novation Companies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Novation Companies 11.12% -9.65% 19.45%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MDJM and Novation Companies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MDJM $5.53 million 6.84 $1.16 million N/A N/A
Novation Companies $55.13 million 0.10 $6.13 million N/A N/A

Novation Companies has higher revenue and earnings than MDJM.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.5% of Novation Companies shares are held by institutional investors. 17.3% of Novation Companies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for MDJM and Novation Companies, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MDJM 0 0 0 0 N/A
Novation Companies 0 0 0 0 N/A


Novation Companies beats MDJM on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MDJM

MDJM Ltd., through its subsidiaries and variable interest entity, operates as an integrated real estate services company in China. It offers real estate agency services to real estate developers; real estate consulting services, such as integrated marketing planning, advertising planning and strategy, and sales planning strategy for real estate developers, real estate design institutes and agencies, urban planning bureaus of various levels of governments, and urban rail transportation companies, as well as urban infrastructure development companies; and independent training services for real estate developers. The company was formerly known as MDJLEAD LTD. and changed its name to MDJM Ltd. in May 2018. MDJM Ltd. was founded in 2002 and is based in Tianjin, China.

About Novation Companies

Novation Companies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Healthcare Staffing, Inc., provides outsourced health care staffing and related services primarily to Community Service Boards in Georgia. It also owns a portfolio of mortgage securities. The company was formerly known as NovaStar Financial, Inc. and changed its name to Novation Companies, Inc. in May 2012. Novation Companies, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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