Head-To-Head Contrast: CNFinance (NYSE:CNF) & SHF (NASDAQ:SHFS)

SHF (NASDAQ:SHFSGet Free Report) and CNFinance (NYSE:CNFGet Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SHF and CNFinance’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SHF $9.48 million 4.72 -$35.13 million ($2.43) -0.40
CNFinance $260.58 million N/A $20.11 million $0.33 6.64

CNFinance has higher revenue and earnings than SHF. SHF is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CNFinance, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares SHF and CNFinance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SHF -340.82% -60.58% -18.83%
CNFinance 9.73% 4.33% 1.20%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

21.6% of SHF shares are held by institutional investors. 60.5% of SHF shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 25.8% of CNFinance shares are held 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.

Risk and Volatility

SHF has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CNFinance has a beta of 0.06, indicating that its share price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for SHF and CNFinance, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SHF 0 0 1 0 3.00
CNFinance 0 0 0 0 N/A

SHF currently has a consensus price target of $1.50, suggesting a potential upside of 56.25%. Given SHF’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe SHF is more favorable than CNFinance.


CNFinance beats SHF on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SHF

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SHF Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides access to banking, lending, and other financial services to financial institutions serving the cannabis industry. The company, through its proprietary platform, offers access to business checking and savings accounts, cash management accounts, savings and investment options, commercial lending, courier services, remote deposit services, automated clearing house payments and origination, and wire payments. Its services allow cannabis related businesses to obtain services from financial institutions that allow them to run their business with enhanced financial insight into their business and access to resources. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Golden, Colorado.

About CNFinance

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CNFinance Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides home equity loan services in the People's Republic of China. It offers micro credit loan services for micro and small-enterprise owners; and loan lending agency services for financial institutions. The company provides bridge loan products, which are unsecured short-term loans to pay off borrowers' existing loans secured by real property. It operates approximately 87 branches and sub-branches in China. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

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