comScore (OTCMKTS: SCOR) and Civeo Corporation (NYSE:CVEO) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
21.3% of comScore shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.0% of Civeo Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of comScore shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Civeo Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares comScore and Civeo Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|comScore||$368.82 million||4.56||-$6.76 million||($0.20)||-146.75|
|Civeo Corporation||$397.23 million||0.69||-$96.38 million||($0.60)||-3.43|
comScore has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Civeo Corporation. comScore is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Civeo Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares comScore and Civeo Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
comScore has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Civeo Corporation has a beta of 4.88, meaning that its stock price is 388% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for comScore and Civeo Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
comScore currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, suggesting a potential downside of 18.23%. Civeo Corporation has a consensus target price of $4.17, suggesting a potential upside of 102.27%. Given Civeo Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Civeo Corporation is more favorable than comScore.
comScore beats Civeo Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
comScore Company Profile
comScore, Inc. is a cross-platform measurement company. The Company provides independent data, metrics, products and services to clients in the media, advertising and marketing industries. The Company delivers digital media analytics that help content owners and advertisers understand the composition of consumer media audiences, and also helps marketers understand the performance and effectiveness of advertising targeted at these audiences. The Company measures what people do as they navigate the digital world across multiple technology platforms and devices, including smartphones, tablets, televisions and desktop computers. The Company’s technology measures consumer interactions with digital media, including Websites, applications, video programming and advertising. Its solutions include Audience Analytics, Activation, Advertising Analytics and Movies Worldwide. The Company’s Audience Analytics products include MMX, Video Metrix, Mobile Metrix, qSearch and OnDemand Essentials.
Civeo Corporation Company Profile
Civeo Corporation is an integrated provider of long-term and temporary remote site accommodations, logistics and facility management services to the natural resource industry. The Company operates in active oil, coal, natural gas and iron ore producing regions, including Canada, Australia and the United States. The Company is engaged in providing an integrated service offering to its customers, which include independent oil and natural gas companies, mining companies and oilfield and mining service companies. The Company operates in three segments: Canadian, Australian and United States. Its scalable modular facilities provide long-term and temporary work force accommodations. Its two primary activities are development and production activity in the oil sands region in Western Canada and the metallurgical coal region of Australia’s Bowen Basin.
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