Comparing Lufax (NYSE:LU) & The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY)

The9 (NASDAQ:NCTYGet Free Report) and Lufax (NYSE:LUGet Free Report) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

The9 has a beta of 1.88, suggesting that its share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lufax has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for The9 and Lufax, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The9 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lufax 1 3 2 0 2.17

Lufax has a consensus price target of $6.91, suggesting a potential upside of 53.65%. Given Lufax’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Lufax is more favorable than The9.


This table compares The9 and Lufax’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The9 N/A N/A N/A
Lufax -2.17% -0.72% -0.27%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares The9 and Lufax’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
The9 $179.05 million 0.19 $2.82 million N/A N/A
Lufax $4.82 billion 0.53 $125.31 million ($0.14) -32.14

Lufax has higher revenue and earnings than The9.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.5% of The9 shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.1% of Lufax shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.8% of The9 shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Lufax beats The9 on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About The9

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The9 Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as Internet company in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It also involves in the operation of cryptocurrency mining and Non-Fungible Token platform NFTSTAR, a NFT trading and community platform that provides users with purchase, trade, and interactive activities. The company was formerly known as Limited and changed its name to The9 Limited in February 2004. The9 Limited was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

About Lufax

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Lufax Holding Ltd operates a technology-empowered personal financial services platform in China. The company offers loan products, including unsecured loans and secured loans, as well as consumer finance loans. It also provides wealth management platforms, such as Lufax (, Lu International (Singapore), and Lu International (Hong Kong) to the middle class and affluent investors to invest in products and portfolios; retail credit facilitation services platform that offers small business owners with lending solutions; and technology empowerment solutions for financial institutions. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

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