Corelogic (NYSE:CLGX) and Five9 (NASDAQ:FIVN) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Corelogic has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Five9 has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Corelogic and Five9, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corelogic 1 6 3 0 2.20
Five9 1 5 6 0 2.42

Corelogic presently has a consensus price target of $49.13, indicating a potential upside of 8.11%. Five9 has a consensus price target of $38.40, indicating a potential downside of 1.23%. Given Corelogic’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Corelogic is more favorable than Five9.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.5% of Corelogic shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.3% of Five9 shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Corelogic shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.1% of Five9 shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Corelogic and Five9’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Corelogic $1.85 billion 1.99 $152.16 million $1.95 23.30
Five9 $200.23 million 11.32 -$8.96 million ($0.17) -228.71

Corelogic has higher revenue and earnings than Five9. Five9 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Corelogic, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Corelogic and Five9’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corelogic 9.74% 20.14% 4.96%
Five9 -1.04% -3.56% -1.30%


Corelogic beats Five9 on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Corelogic Company Profile

CoreLogic, Inc. provides property information, analytics, and data-enabled services in North America, Western Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company's Property Intelligence segment owns or licenses loan information, property sales and characteristic information, property risk and replacement cost, natural hazard data, geospatial data, parcel maps, and mortgage-backed securities information. This segment's products and services include data licensing and analytics, data-enabled advisory services, platform solutions, and valuation solutions. This segment delivers information directly to clients in a standard format over the Web, through customizable software platforms, or in bulk data form. CoreLogic, Inc.'s Risk Management and Work Flow segment owns or licenses loan information, property sales and characteristic information, natural hazard data, parcel maps, employment verification, criminal records, and eviction records. It offers credit and screening solutions, which provide comprehensive data about credit history, income verification, home address history, evictions, criminal records, and additional proprietary sources; and property tax processing solutions to advise mortgage originators and servicers. This segment also provides flood data services, such as flood zone determinations primarily to mortgage lenders; and software and workflow platforms to the financial services market through a suite of enterprise lending automation services. The company provides its services to mortgage lenders, brokers, credit unions, commercial banks, investment banks, fixed-income investors, real estate agents, MLS companies, property and casualty insurance companies, government agencies, and government-sponsored enterprises. The company was formerly known as The First American Corporation and changed its name to CoreLogic, Inc. in June 2010. CoreLogic, Inc. was incorporated in 1894 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Five9 Company Profile

Five9, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud software for contact centers in the United States and internationally. It offers virtual contact center cloud platform that delivers a suite of applications which enables the breadth of contact center-related customer service, sales, and marketing functions; and acts as a hub for omnichannel engagement between the clients and their customers, which enables them to manage the end-to-end customer experience in a single unified architecture. The company's solution enables its clients to manage these customer interactions across various channels, including voice, chat, email, Web, social media, and mobile, as well as connects them to an appropriate agent. It also provides a set of management applications, including workforce management, reporting, quality management, and supervisor tools. The company serves customers in various industries, including banking and financial services, business process outsourcers, consumer, healthcare, and technology. It has a strategic partnership with Fuze. Five9, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

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