NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of China Finance Online (JRJC) - Get China Finance Online Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR Report were falling 20.5% to $4.92 Tuesday after the Chinese online financial information company reported its fourth quarter results.
China Finance Online reported earnings of 14 cents an ADS for the fourth quarter, up from 8 cents an ADS in the year-ago quarter. The company reported revenue of $18.8 million for the quarter, down 29.1% from its revenue of $26.5 million in the year-ago quarter.
Analyst estimates were not available for the company.
Revenue from financial services fell to $13.3 million for the quarter, down from $22 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.
China Finance Online Chairman and CEO Zhiwei Zhao said, "With the policy of promoting the healthy development of Internet finance and improving financial supervision and coordination mechanism, we continue to remain confident in the long-term prospect of becoming a one-stop financial products and service provider in China, and 'Making Investment Easier' for our clients and users."
TheStreet Ratings team rates CHINA FINANCE ONLINE CO -ADR as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate CHINA FINANCE ONLINE CO -ADR (JRJC) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed -- some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive."
You can view the full analysis from the report here: JRJC Ratings Report