Financial Survey: Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR) vs. CoreLogic (CLGX)

Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) and CoreLogic (NYSE:CLGX) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Broadridge Financial Solutions and CoreLogic’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Broadridge Financial Solutions $4.14 billion 2.42 $704.70 million $2.73 31.47
CoreLogic $1.91 billion 2.07 $404.81 million $1.06 44.25

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

83.0% of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.2% of CoreLogic shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of CoreLogic shares are owned 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.

Volatility & Risk

Broadridge Financial Solutions has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CoreLogic has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Broadridge Financial Solutions and CoreLogic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Broadridge Financial Solutions 7.89% 37.99% 12.30%
CoreLogic 4.86% 17.10% 4.37%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Broadridge Financial Solutions and CoreLogic, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Broadridge Financial Solutions 0 2 0 0 2.00
CoreLogic 1 3 3 0 2.29

Broadridge Financial Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $74.00, indicating a potential downside of 13.87%. CoreLogic has a consensus target price of $45.86, indicating a potential downside of 2.22%. Given CoreLogic’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CoreLogic is more favorable than Broadridge Financial Solutions.

Dividends

Broadridge Financial Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. CoreLogic does not pay a dividend. Broadridge Financial Solutions pays out 53.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CoreLogic has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Summary

Broadridge Financial Solutions beats CoreLogic on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Broadridge Financial Solutions Company Profile

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (Broadridge) is a provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds and corporate issuers. The Company’s segments include Investor Communication Solutions, and Global Technology and Operations. The Company offers Bank/Broker-Dealer Investor Communication Solutions, Customer Communication Solutions, Corporate Issuer Solutions, Advisor Solutions and Mutual Fund and Retirement Solutions through Investor Communication Solutions segment. The Company offers a middle- and back-office securities processing platform for North American and global broker-dealers. Its services include investor and customer communications, securities processing, and data and analytics solutions. The Company delivers a range of solutions that helps its clients serve their retail and institutional customers across the entire investment lifecycle, including pre-trade, trade, and post-trade processing functionality.

CoreLogic Company Profile

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.

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