S&P Global (NYSE: MHP) and TheStreet (NASDAQ:TST) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

This table compares S&P Global and TheStreet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
S&P Global 30.28% 186.79% 21.01%
TheStreet -21.87% -1.30% -0.71%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for S&P Global and TheStreet, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
S&P Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
TheStreet 0 0 2 0 3.00

TheStreet has a consensus target price of $2.05, indicating a potential upside of 148.48%. Given TheStreet’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TheStreet is more favorable than S&P Global.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

49.3% of TheStreet shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of TheStreet shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares S&P Global and TheStreet’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
S&P Global N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TheStreet $62.38 million 0.47 $19,389.00 ($0.38) -2.17

TheStreet has higher revenue and earnings than S&P Global.

Summary

TheStreet beats S&P Global on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

S&P Global Company Profile

S&P Global Inc., formerly McGraw Hill Financial Inc., is a provider of ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets around the world. The Company operates through three segments: Ratings, which provides credit ratings, research and analytics to investors, issuers and other market participants; Market and Commodities Intelligence, which offers multi-asset-class data, research and analytical capabilities that integrate cross-asset analytics and desktop services, and deliver their customers in the commodity and energy markets access to information, data, analytic services and pricing and benchmarks, and S&P Dow Jones Indices (Indices), which is an index provider that maintains a range of valuation and index benchmarks for investment advisors, wealth managers and institutional investors. The Company’s subsidiary, CRISIL Limited (CRISIL), is a global analytical company and a provider of ratings, data and research, analytics and solutions.

TheStreet Company Profile

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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