Contrasting RELX PLC (RELX) & RELX N.V. (RENX)

RELX PLC (NYSE: RELX) and RELX N.V. (NYSE:RENX) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares RELX PLC and RELX N.V.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RELX PLC N/A N/A N/A
RELX N.V. N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

RELX PLC has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RELX N.V. has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.2% of RELX PLC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.1% of RELX N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares RELX PLC and RELX N.V.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RELX PLC $9.71 billion 2.55 $2.93 billion N/A N/A
RELX N.V. $9.71 billion 2.35 $2.93 billion N/A N/A

Dividends

RELX PLC pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. RELX N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for RELX PLC and RELX N.V., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RELX PLC 0 1 3 0 2.75
RELX N.V. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

RELX PLC beats RELX N.V. on 4 of the 5 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RELX PLC

RELX PLC is a holding company, which holds interests in RELX Group plc. RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The Company operates in four segments: Scientific, Technical & Medical; Risk & Business Analytics; Legal, and Exhibitions. The Company’s Scientific, Technical & Medical segment provides information and analytics that help institutions and professionals progress science and advance healthcare. The Risk & Business Analytics segment provides solutions and decision tools that combine public and industry-specific content with technology and analytics. The Legal segment is a provider of information and analytics to professionals in legal, corporate, government and non-profit organizations. Its Exhibitions segment consists of Reed Exhibitions, which is an exhibitions business, with events in over 30 countries.

About RELX N.V.

RELX NV is a holding company, which holds interests in RELX Group plc. RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The Company operates in four segments: Scientific, Technical & Medical; Risk & Business Analytics; Legal, and Exhibitions. The Company’s Scientific, Technical & Medical segment provides information and analytics that help institutions and professionals progress science and advance healthcare. The Risk & Business Analytics segment provides solutions and decision tools that combine public and industry-specific content with technology and analytics. The Legal segment is a provider of information and analytics to professionals in legal, corporate, government and non-profit organizations. Its Exhibitions segment consists of Reed Exhibitions, which is an exhibitions business, with events in over 30 countries.

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