Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, e-commerce company E-Commerce China Dangdang
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Dangdang's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Beijing, China (2000)|
|Market Cap||$430.0 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$631.1 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/CEO Guoqing Li
Co-Founder/Executive Chairwoman Peggy Yu Yu
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity||(26.6%)|
|Cash/Debt||$219.0 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 26% of the 234 members who have rated Dangdang believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
No chance against competitors Amazon China and Tmall/Taobao. Dangdang has been wrongly tagged by mainstream media and investors as "the Chinese Amazon," but doesn't live up to its name. Its net income has been in the red since the beginning and sales fell this past quarter. It has neither the scale nor the network effect to compete.
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