Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN) and Bankrate (NYSE:RATE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This table compares Donnelley Financial Solutions and Bankrate’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Donnelley Financial Solutions||3.26%||32.44%||4.78%|
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Donnelley Financial Solutions and Bankrate, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Donnelley Financial Solutions||0||3||1||0||2.25|
Donnelley Financial Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $23.33, indicating a potential upside of 15.63%. Bankrate has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.00%. Given Donnelley Financial Solutions’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Donnelley Financial Solutions is more favorable than Bankrate.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Donnelley Financial Solutions and Bankrate’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Donnelley Financial Solutions||$983.50 million||0.69||$59.10 million||$0.99||20.38|
|Bankrate||$434.16 million||2.89||-$34.13 million||($0.25)||-56.00|
Donnelley Financial Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Bankrate. Bankrate is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Donnelley Financial Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Donnelley Financial Solutions has a beta of 2.86, suggesting that its share price is 186% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bankrate has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
85.7% of Donnelley Financial Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.3% of Bankrate shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Donnelley Financial Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.3% of Bankrate shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Donnelley Financial Solutions beats Bankrate on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Donnelley Financial Solutions
Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc. is a financial communications services company that supports global capital markets compliance and transaction needs for its corporate clients and their advisors (such as law firms and investment bankers), and global investment markets compliance and analytics needs for mutual fund companies, variable annuity providers and broker/dealers. The Company provides content management, multi-channel content distribution, data management and analytics services, collaborative workflow and business reporting tools, and translations and other language services in support of its clients’ communications requirements. The Company operates in two business segments: United States and International. The United States segment consists of three reporting units: capital markets, investment markets, and language solutions and other. The International segment includes its operations in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Canada.
Bankrate, Inc. is a publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. The Company provides consumers personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories, including mortgages, deposits, credit cards, senior care and other personal finance categories. The Company’s segments include Banking, Credit Cards, Senior Care and Other. The Company provides a range of digital display advertising formats. The Company is also engaged in the sale of print advertisements and the distribution (or syndication) of its editorial content. The Company offers branded content that educates consumers and financial professionals on a range of personal finance topics. The Company provides a platform for consumers searching for competitive rates on mortgages, deposits and money market accounts.
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