CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) and TheStreet (NASDAQ:TST) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitabiliy and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.8% of CoreLogic shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.9% of TheStreet shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of CoreLogic shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.7% of TheStreet shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CoreLogic and TheStreet’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CoreLogic $1.94 billion 1.89 $401.13 million $1.06 40.94
TheStreet $62.71 million 0.51 -$1.55 million ($0.42) -2.12

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

Risk and Volatility

CoreLogic has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TheStreet has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CoreLogic and TheStreet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CoreLogic 4.87% 16.42% 4.36%
TheStreet -24.24% -4.43% -2.45%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for CoreLogic and TheStreet, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CoreLogic 1 3 4 0 2.38
TheStreet 0 0 2 0 3.00

CoreLogic currently has a consensus target price of $43.38, suggesting a potential downside of 0.06%. TheStreet has a consensus target price of $2.05, suggesting a potential upside of 130.34%. Given TheStreet’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe TheStreet is more favorable than CoreLogic.

Summary

CoreLogic beats TheStreet on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CoreLogic

CoreLogic, Inc. is a provider of property information, analytics and data-enabled services. The Company provides detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, property risk and replacement cost, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. Its segments include Property Intelligence (PI), Risk Management and Work Flow (RMW), and Corporate. The Property Intelligence segment owns or licenses real property, mortgage and consumer information, which includes loan information, property sales and characteristic information, property risk and replacement cost, natural hazard data, geospatial data, parcel maps and mortgage-backed securities information. The RMW segment owns or licenses real property information, mortgage information and consumer information, which includes loan information, property sales and characteristic information, natural hazard data, parcel maps, employment verification, criminal records and eviction records.

About TheStreet

TheStreet, Inc. (TheStreet) is a digital financial media company focused on the financial, and mergers and acquisitions environment. The Company’s collection of digital services provides users, subscribers and advertisers with a range of content and tools through a range of online, social media, tablet and mobile channels. With a suite of digital services, TheStreet offers the tools and insights needed to make informed decisions about earning, investing, saving and spending money. TheStreet provides interactive multimedia coverage of the financial markets, economy, industry trends, investment and financial planning. Its subscription products are designed to address the needs of investors with various areas of interest, including fledgling investors, day and swing traders, and fundamental, technical and options traders. Its RateWatch business publishes bank rate market information on a subscription basis to financial institutions and government agencies.

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