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

Volatility & Risk

TheStreet has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Relx N.V. has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Relx N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. TheStreet does not pay a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TheStreet $62.38 million 0.55 $19,389.00 ($0.38) -2.53
Relx N.V. $9.51 billion 4.53 $2.87 billion N/A N/A

Relx N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than TheStreet.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TheStreet -21.87% -1.30% -0.71%
Relx N.V. N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for TheStreet and Relx N.V., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TheStreet 0 0 2 0 3.00
Relx N.V. 0 0 0 0 N/A

TheStreet presently has a consensus target price of $2.05, indicating a potential upside of 113.54%. Given TheStreet’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe TheStreet is more favorable than Relx N.V..

Insider and Institutional Ownership

46.8% of TheStreet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.1% of Relx N.V. shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of TheStreet shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Relx N.V. beats TheStreet on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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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