Comparing Relx (RELX) and TheStreet (TST)

Relx (NYSE: RELX) and TheStreet (NASDAQ:TST) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Relx and TheStreet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Relx N/A N/A N/A
TheStreet -19.60% 1.04% 0.56%

Dividends

Relx pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. TheStreet does not pay a dividend. Relx has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Relx and TheStreet, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Relx 1 1 4 0 2.50
TheStreet 0 0 3 0 3.00

TheStreet has a consensus price target of $2.67, indicating a potential upside of 113.33%. Given TheStreet’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe TheStreet is more favorable than Relx.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Relx and TheStreet’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Relx $9.91 billion 2.23 $1.57 billion N/A N/A
TheStreet $63.50 million 0.96 -$17.51 million ($0.34) -3.68

Relx has higher revenue and earnings than TheStreet.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.3% of Relx shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.9% of TheStreet shares are held by institutional investors. 9.7% of TheStreet shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Relx has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TheStreet has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About Relx

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 TheStreet

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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