China Jo-Jo Drugstores (NASDAQ:CJJD) and CVS Health (NASDAQ:CVS) Financial Review

China Jo-Jo Drugstores (NASDAQ:CJJD) and CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for China Jo-Jo Drugstores and CVS Health, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Jo-Jo Drugstores 0 0 0 0 N/A
CVS Health 1 7 16 1 2.68

CVS Health has a consensus price target of $75.14, suggesting a potential upside of 25.55%. Given CVS Health’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CVS Health is more favorable than China Jo-Jo Drugstores.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China Jo-Jo Drugstores and CVS Health’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Jo-Jo Drugstores $107.55 million 0.33 -$930,000.00 N/A N/A
CVS Health $194.58 billion 0.40 -$594.00 million $7.08 8.45

China Jo-Jo Drugstores has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CVS Health.

Volatility and Risk

China Jo-Jo Drugstores has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CVS Health has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

18.2% of China Jo-Jo Drugstores shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.2% of CVS Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.3% of China Jo-Jo Drugstores shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of CVS Health shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares China Jo-Jo Drugstores and CVS Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Jo-Jo Drugstores -0.81% -5.46% -1.30%
CVS Health 1.91% 16.15% 4.57%

Dividends

CVS Health pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. China Jo-Jo Drugstores does not pay a dividend. CVS Health pays out 28.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

CVS Health beats China Jo-Jo Drugstores on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Jo-Jo Drugstores Company Profile

China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer and distributor of pharmaceutical and other healthcare products in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through four segments: Retail Drugstores, Online Pharmacy, Drug Wholesale, and Herb Farming. Its stores provide various pharmaceutical products, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, nutritional supplements, traditional Chinese medicines (TCM), personal and family care products, and medical devices, as well as convenience products, such as consumable, seasonal, and promotional items. The company also operates licensed doctors of Western medicine and TCM onsite for consultation, examination, and treatment of common ailments at scheduled hours. In addition, it operates dada360.com, an online drugstore that retails OTC drugs and nutritional supplements. Further, the company distributes third-party pharmaceutical products primarily to trading companies, as well as cultivates and wholesales herbs used for TCM. As of March 31, 2018, it had 122 retail pharmacies under the Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy name, as well as operates 9 drugstores under the Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy name in Zhejiang Province. China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. is headquartered in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

CVS Health Company Profile

CVS Health Corporation provides health services and plans in the United States. Its Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, retail pharmacy network management, mail order pharmacy, specialty pharmacy and infusion, Medicare Part D, clinical, disease management, and medical spend management services. The company's Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs and general merchandise, such as over-the-counter drugs, beauty products, cosmetics, and personal care products, as well as provides health care services through its MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics. Its Health Care Benefits segment offers traditional, voluntary, and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, medical management, Medicare plans, PDPs, Medicaid health care management services, workers' compensation administrative services, and health information technology products and services. The company's customers include employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, Medicaid managed care plans, plans offered on public health insurance exchanges and private health insurance exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, individuals, college students, workers, labor groups, and expatriates. As of December 31, 2018, it had approximately 40 leased on-site pharmacies, 25 leased retail specialty pharmacy stores, 20 specialty mail order pharmacies, and 90 branches for infusion and enteral services; and 9,900 retail locations and 1,100 MinuteClinic locations, as well as operated an online retail pharmacy Websites, LTC pharmacies, and onsite pharmacies. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

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