Critical Analysis: DecisionPoint Systems (OTCMKTS:DPSI) and Chinanet Online (OTCMKTS:CNET)

DecisionPoint Systems (OTCMKTS:DPSI) and Chinanet Online (NASDAQ:CNET) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares DecisionPoint Systems and Chinanet Online’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DecisionPoint Systems N/A N/A N/A
Chinanet Online -11.13% -59.94% -26.37%

Volatility and Risk

DecisionPoint Systems has a beta of 3.35, indicating that its stock price is 235% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chinanet Online has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for DecisionPoint Systems and Chinanet Online, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DecisionPoint Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chinanet Online 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DecisionPoint Systems and Chinanet Online’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DecisionPoint Systems $31.10 million 0.00 $1.68 million N/A N/A
Chinanet Online $57.15 million 0.40 -$14.02 million N/A N/A

DecisionPoint Systems has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Chinanet Online.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.0% of Chinanet Online shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.7% of DecisionPoint Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 34.5% of Chinanet Online shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

DecisionPoint Systems beats Chinanet Online on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

DecisionPoint Systems Company Profile

DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. operates as an enterprise mobility systems integrator in the United States. It sells and installs mobile computing and wireless systems, such as mobile computers, mobile application software, and related data capture equipment. The company deploys mobile applications for retail stores, warehousing and distribution, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and field mobility industries. It also provides enterprise mobile software systems, which include APEXWare Field Service solution; APEXWare Merchandising, Sales and Delivery solution; APEXWare Warehouse Management System; DecisionPoint custom development solution; and ContentSentral, which manages and distributes corporate content, as well as resells specialized applications. In addition, the company offers professional services comprising business consulting for understanding the implementation of mobile computing for a business process; technical consulting for determining the technology to be used and implemented; and technical development services consisting of software programming and configuration of the mobile computing, and application solutions, as well as interface software for customer's existing back-office systems. Further, it provides supply chain services, such as Pre-Contract, Pre Go-Live, and Post Go-Live solutions; and deployment and support services consisting of implementation and rollout services. Additionally, the company offers enterprise wireless and mobile computing hardware, such as handheld and vehicle-mounted, and ruggedized mobile computers; wireless LAN infrastructure; GPS receivers; two-way radios; handheld bar code scanners; laptops and tablet computers for rugged environments; consumer Smartphone and tablet computers; and bar code consumables. It serves retail, utility, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, and other commercial customers. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Chinanet Online Company Profile

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an integrated service platform that provides advertising and marketing services in the People's Republic of China. Its platform comprises CloundX, an omni-channel advertising and marketing system; and a data analysis management system. The company offers Internet advertising, precision marketing, and related data and value added services through its Internet advertising portals, including 28.com; and liansuo.com. It also produces and distributes television shows comprising advertisements. The company serves customers in the food and beverage, women accessories, footwear, apparel and garments, home goods and construction materials, environmental protection equipment, cosmetic and health care, education network, and other industries. ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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