Cohen & Steers (NYSE:CNS) versus Puyi (NASDAQ:PUYI) Critical Analysis

Cohen & Steers (NYSE:CNSGet Rating) and Puyi (NASDAQ:PUYIGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Cohen & Steers and Puyi, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cohen & Steers 0 0 0 0 N/A
Puyi 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Cohen & Steers has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Puyi has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cohen & Steers and Puyi’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cohen & Steers $583.83 million 6.12 $211.40 million $4.11 17.84
Puyi $28.18 million 13.70 -$9.06 million N/A N/A

Cohen & Steers has higher revenue and earnings than Puyi.


This table compares Cohen & Steers and Puyi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cohen & Steers 33.77% 73.43% 37.93%
Puyi N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

47.4% of Cohen & Steers shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Puyi shares are held by institutional investors. 48.2% of Cohen & Steers shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 87.6% of Puyi shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Cohen & Steers beats Puyi on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cohen & Steers

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Cohen & Steers, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, and foundations. It manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and commodity portfolios through its subsidiaries. The firm launches and manages equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds through its subsidiaries. Through its subsidiaries, it also launches and manages hedge funds. The firm invests in public equity, fixed income, and commodity markets across the globe through its subsidiaries. Through its subsidiaries, it invests in companies operating in the real estate sector, including real estate investment trusts, infrastructure sector, and natural energy resources sector for its equity and fixed income investments. The firm also invests in preferred securities for its fixed income investments through its subsidiaries. Cohen & Steers, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in New York, with additional offices in London, United Kingdom; Central, Hong Kong; Tokyo, Japan; and Seattle, Washington.

About Puyi

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Puyi, Inc. engages in the provision of distribution and managing wealth management services. The firm also offers financial asset allocation services including asset management services, insurance consulting services, and trust consulting services. The company was founded by Hai Feng Yu on August 6, 2018 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China.

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