Head to Head Analysis: TheStreet (TST) versus Its Competitors
TheStreet (NASDAQ: TST) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare TheStreet to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Risk and Volatility
TheStreet has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TheStreet’s peers have a beta of 0.99, indicating that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
46.8% of TheStreet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.7% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of TheStreet shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for TheStreet and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
TheStreet currently has a consensus price target of $2.05, suggesting a potential upside of 93.40%. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential downside of 1.81%. Given TheStreet’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe TheStreet is more favorable than its peers.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares TheStreet and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TheStreet Competitors||$3.41 billion||$997.58 million||17.74|
TheStreet’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than TheStreet. TheStreet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares TheStreet and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
TheStreet peers beat TheStreet on 9 of the 12 factors compared.
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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