Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) and DHI Group (NYSE:DHX) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Monster Worldwide and DHI Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Monster Worldwide -124.54% -272.23% -86.30%
DHI Group -2.34% 15.79% 5.36%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Monster Worldwide and DHI Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Monster Worldwide 1 2 0 0 1.67
DHI Group 0 4 1 0 2.20

Monster Worldwide presently has a consensus price target of $3.43, suggesting a potential upside of 0.68%. DHI Group has a consensus price target of $7.03, suggesting a potential upside of 146.49%. Given DHI Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe DHI Group is more favorable than Monster Worldwide.

Risk and Volatility

Monster Worldwide has a beta of 2.07, meaning that its stock price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DHI Group has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.7% of Monster Worldwide shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.3% of DHI Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Monster Worldwide shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.2% of DHI Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Monster Worldwide and DHI Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Monster Worldwide N/A N/A N/A ($2.79) -1.22
DHI Group $220.87 million 0.65 $44.18 million ($0.11) -25.91

DHI Group has higher revenue and earnings than Monster Worldwide. DHI Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Monster Worldwide, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

DHI Group beats Monster Worldwide on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide, Inc. is engaged in connecting people to jobs. The Company offers services in over 40 countries, providing job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities. The Company’s segments include Careers-North America and Careers-International. It offers digital, social and mobile solutions through its flagship Website monster.com. Its Monster Reach is focused on providing access to the candidates, with a set of job content across desktop, social and mobile. Monster Connections is focused on providing the tools to discover and connect with talent whether on Monster or anywhere on the social Web. Monster Solutions is focused on delivering its technology to a range of commercial, staffing and government customers. Its services and solutions include searchable job advertisements; recruitment media solutions through its advertising network and partnerships; social job distribution; display advertising, and lead generation.

About DHI Group

DHI Group, Inc. provides data, insights and employment connections through specialized services for professional communities, including technology and security clearance, financial services, energy, healthcare and hospitality. The Company’s segments are Tech & Clearance, which includes Dice, Dice Europe and ClearanceJobs; Global Industry Group, which includes eFinancialCareers, Rigzone, Hcareers and BioSpace; Healthcare, which includes Health eCareers, and Corporate & Other, which includes Slashdot Media and Brightmatter. It sells recruitment packages, which allow customers to post jobs and source candidates through its resume databases and, in case of Dice, Dice Europe and eFinancialCareers, to utilize its Open Web search service. Its products and services include resume databases, job postings, open Web, and content and data. Its brands include Dice, Dice Europe, ClearanceJobs, Targeted Job Fairs, eFinancialCareers, Rigzone, BioSpace, Hcareers and Health eCareers.

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