Head to Head Analysis: JMU Ltd- (NASDAQ:JMU) vs. Zendesk (NASDAQ:ZEN)

JMU Ltd- (NASDAQ:JMU) and Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares JMU Ltd- and Zendesk’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JMU Ltd- N/A N/A N/A
Zendesk -21.97% -26.50% -8.18%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for JMU Ltd- and Zendesk, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JMU Ltd- 0 0 0 0 N/A
Zendesk 0 3 17 0 2.85

Zendesk has a consensus target price of $95.19, indicating a potential upside of 25.75%. Given Zendesk’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Zendesk is more favorable than JMU Ltd-.

Volatility & Risk

JMU Ltd- has a beta of -0.14, suggesting that its share price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zendesk has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.4% of JMU Ltd- shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.8% of Zendesk shares are owned by institutional investors. 62.8% of JMU Ltd- shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.6% of Zendesk shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares JMU Ltd- and Zendesk’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JMU Ltd- $36.46 million 0.21 -$123.24 million N/A N/A
Zendesk $598.75 million 14.18 -$131.08 million ($0.95) -79.68

JMU Ltd- has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Zendesk.

Summary

Zendesk beats JMU Ltd- on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

JMU Ltd- Company Profile

JMU Limited operates a business-to-business online e-commerce platform that provides integrated services to suppliers and customers in the catering industry in the People's Republic of China. The company's platform networking services focus on local entertainment and lifestyle services, such as restaurants, movie theaters, and beauty salons, as well as allow local merchants to create online stores and make direct sales to their target customers for consumption at their brick and mortar stores. It primarily offers food ingredients, seasonings, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hotel appliances, tableware, kitchen appliances, office appliances, furniture, hotel and restaurant decoration, and hotel and restaurant information systems through its ccjoin.com Website, as well as mobile applications. The company was formerly known as JM WOWO and changed its name to JMU Limited in December 2016. JMU Limited was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

Zendesk Company Profile

Zendesk, Inc., a software development company, provides SaaS products for organizations. Its flagship product is Zendesk Support, a system for tracking, prioritizing, and solving customer support tickets across various channels. The company also offers Zendesk Chat, a live chat software to connect with customers on Websites, applications, and mobile devices; Zendesk Talk, a cloud-based call center software; Zendesk Guide, a knowledge base that powers customer self-service and support agent productivity; Zendesk Sell, a sales force automation software to enhance productivity, processes, and pipeline visibility for sales teams; Zendesk Connect that manages customer communication across channels; and Zendesk Explore, which provides analytics for businesses to measure and enhance the customer experience. In addition, it provides Zendesk Sunshine, a customer relationship management platform; Zendesk Embeddables, which allow developers to embed support, chat, and guide experiences on the Web and within mobile applications; and Zendesk application platform interfaces and Apps. The company has operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, Asia, and South America. Zendesk, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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