CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) and Relx N.V. (NYSE:RENX) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Dividends

Relx N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. CoreLogic does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for CoreLogic and Relx N.V., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CoreLogic 1 3 4 0 2.38
Relx N.V. 0 0 0 0 N/A

CoreLogic presently has a consensus price target of $43.38, suggesting a potential downside of 0.97%. Given CoreLogic’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe CoreLogic is more favorable than Relx N.V..

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CoreLogic $1.94 billion 1.91 $401.13 million $1.06 41.32
Relx N.V. $8.81 billion 4.86 $2.64 billion N/A N/A

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.7% of CoreLogic shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.1% of Relx N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of CoreLogic shares are held 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CoreLogic 4.87% 16.42% 4.36%
Relx N.V. N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

CoreLogic has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Relx N.V. has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CoreLogic beats Relx N.V. on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CoreLogic

CoreLogic, Inc. is a provider of property information, analytics and data-enabled services. The Company provides detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, property risk and replacement cost, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. Its segments include Property Intelligence (PI), Risk Management and Work Flow (RMW), and Corporate. The Property Intelligence segment owns or licenses real property, mortgage and consumer information, which includes loan information, property sales and characteristic information, property risk and replacement cost, natural hazard data, geospatial data, parcel maps and mortgage-backed securities information. The RMW segment owns or licenses real property information, mortgage information and consumer information, which includes loan information, property sales and characteristic information, natural hazard data, parcel maps, employment verification, criminal records and eviction records.

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.

Receive News & Ratings for CoreLogic Inc. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for CoreLogic Inc. and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.