COMSCORE (NASDAQ: SCOR) and Civeo Corporation (NYSE:CVEO) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitabiliy, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.2% of Civeo Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of COMSCORE shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Civeo Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

COMSCORE has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Civeo Corporation has a beta of 4.99, indicating that its stock price is 399% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares COMSCORE and Civeo Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
COMSCORE 4.49% 4.51% 3.18%
Civeo Corporation -23.00% -11.90% -6.39%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares COMSCORE and Civeo Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
COMSCORE $368.82 million 2.88 $37.14 million ($0.21) -129.99
Civeo Corporation $393.62 million 0.70 $81.61 million ($0.82) -2.55

Civeo Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than COMSCORE. COMSCORE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Civeo Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for COMSCORE and Civeo Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COMSCORE 0 4 1 0 2.20
Civeo Corporation 0 1 3 0 2.75

COMSCORE presently has a consensus target price of $33.67, suggesting a potential upside of 23.32%. Civeo Corporation has a consensus target price of $3.94, suggesting a potential upside of 88.40%. Given Civeo Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Civeo Corporation is more favorable than COMSCORE.

Summary

Civeo Corporation beats COMSCORE on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

COMSCORE Company Profile

comScore, Inc. is a cross-platform measurement company. The Company provides independent data, metrics, products and services to clients in the media, advertising and marketing industries. The Company delivers digital media analytics that help content owners and advertisers understand the composition of consumer media audiences, and also helps marketers understand the performance and effectiveness of advertising targeted at these audiences. The Company measures what people do as they navigate the digital world across multiple technology platforms and devices, including smartphones, tablets, televisions and desktop computers. The Company’s technology measures consumer interactions with digital media, including Websites, applications, video programming and advertising. Its solutions include Audience Analytics, Activation, Advertising Analytics and Movies Worldwide. The Company’s Audience Analytics products include MMX, Video Metrix, Mobile Metrix, qSearch and OnDemand Essentials.

Civeo Corporation Company Profile

Civeo Corporation is an integrated provider of long-term and temporary remote site accommodations, logistics and facility management services to the natural resource industry. The Company operates in active oil, coal, natural gas and iron ore producing regions, including Canada, Australia and the United States. The Company is engaged in providing an integrated service offering to its customers, which include independent oil and natural gas companies, mining companies and oilfield and mining service companies. The Company operates in three segments: Canadian, Australian and United States. Its scalable modular facilities provide long-term and temporary work force accommodations. Its two primary activities are development and production activity in the oil sands region in Western Canada and the metallurgical coal region of Australia’s Bowen Basin.

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