Financial Analysis: theglobe.com (OTCMKTS:TGLO) versus Equifax (OTCMKTS:EFX)
theglobe.com (OTCMKTS:TGLO) and Equifax (NYSE:EFX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This table compares theglobe.com and Equifax’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current recommendations for theglobe.com and Equifax, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Equifax has a consensus target price of $156.67, indicating a potential downside of 8.85%. Given Equifax’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Equifax is more favorable than theglobe.com.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares theglobe.com and Equifax’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Equifax||$3.51 billion||5.95||-$398.80 million||$5.62||30.58|
theglobe.com has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Equifax.
Volatility and Risk
theglobe.com has a beta of 5.04, indicating that its stock price is 404% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equifax has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.0% of theglobe.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.0% of Equifax shares are owned by institutional investors. 72.3% of theglobe.com shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Equifax shares are owned by company 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.
Equifax beats theglobe.com on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
theglobe.com, inc. does not have significant operations. Previously, the company operated as an online community with registered members and users in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Dallas, Texas. As of December 31, 2017, theglobe.com, inc. operates as a subsidiary of Delfin Midstream LLC.
Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company operates through four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions, and Global Consumer Solutions. The USIS segment offers consumer and commercial information services, such as credit information and credit scoring, credit modeling and portfolio analytics, locate, fraud detection and prevention, identity verification, and other consulting; mortgage loan origination information; financial marketing; and identity management services. The International segment provides information service products, which include consumer and commercial services, such as credit and financial information, and credit scoring and modeling; and credit and other marketing products and services, as well as offers information, technology, and services to support debt collections and recovery management. The Workforce Solutions segment provides employment, income, and social security number verification services; and payroll-based transaction and employment tax management services. The Global Consumer Solutions segment offers credit information, credit monitoring, and identity theft protection products directly to consumers through Internet. The company serves customers in financial service, mortgage, employers, consumer, commercial, telecommunication, retail, automotive, utility, brokerage, healthcare, and insurance industries, as well as state and federal governments. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, the Republic of Ireland, Russia, India, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. Equifax Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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