Regis (NYSE:RGS) & China Internet Cafe Holdings Group (NYSE:CICC) Financial Review

Regis (NYSE:RGS) and China Internet Cafe Holdings Group (OTCMKTS:CICC) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Regis and China Internet Cafe Holdings Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Regis -0.36% 10.20% 5.64%
China Internet Cafe Holdings Group N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Regis and China Internet Cafe Holdings Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Regis 0 0 1 0 3.00
China Internet Cafe Holdings Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Regis currently has a consensus target price of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 40.61%. Given Regis’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Regis is more favorable than China Internet Cafe Holdings Group.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Regis and China Internet Cafe Holdings Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Regis $1.21 billion 0.58 $8.70 million $0.59 30.14
China Internet Cafe Holdings Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Regis has higher revenue and earnings than China Internet Cafe Holdings Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.1% of Regis shares are held by institutional investors. 25.1% of Regis shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Regis beats China Internet Cafe Holdings Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Regis

Regis Corporation owns, operates, and franchises hairstyling and hair care salons. The company operates through two operating segments, Company-owned salons and Franchise salons. Its salons operate primarily under the trade names of SmartStyle, Supercuts, MasterCuts, Regis Salons, and Cost Cutters; and serve value and premium categories of services. The company's SmartStyle, Signature Style, MasterCuts, Regis, and International salon concepts offer a range of custom styling, cutting, and hair coloring, as well as professional hair care products; and Supercuts salon concepts provide high quality hair care services and professional hair care products. As of June 30, 2018, the Company-owned salon segment operated 3,966 company-owned salons in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; and the Franchise salon segment operated 4,114 franchised salons in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. The company, through its 54.6% interest in Empire Education Group, Inc., operates accredited cosmetology schools. Regis Corporation was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Edina, Minnesota.

About China Internet Cafe Holdings Group

China Internet Cafe Holdings Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, Junlong Culture Communication Co. Ltd., owns and operates a chain of Internet cafes in the People's Republic of China. It provides Internet access to mature students and migrant workers; and online games, movies, music, and online chatting software. The company also sells snacks, drinks, and game access cards, as well as Internet café memberships. It operates approximately 9 Internet cafés with approximately 1,057 computers in Shenzhen, Guangdong, the People's Republic of China. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

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