Everyday Health (NYSE: EVDY) and FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) are both industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitabiliy, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Everyday Health and FactSet Research Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everyday Health 0 4 0 0 2.00
FactSet Research Systems 3 7 1 0 1.82

Everyday Health presently has a consensus price target of $10.63, suggesting a potential upside of 1.19%. FactSet Research Systems has a consensus price target of $165.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.16%. Given Everyday Health’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Everyday Health is more favorable than FactSet Research Systems.


FactSet Research Systems pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Everyday Health does not pay a dividend. FactSet Research Systems pays out 26.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Everyday Health has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.1% of Everyday Health shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of FactSet Research Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 19.8% of Everyday Health shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of FactSet Research Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Everyday Health and FactSet Research Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everyday Health -9.73% -14.40% -6.75%
FactSet Research Systems 29.02% 55.72% 25.28%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Everyday Health and FactSet Research Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everyday Health N/A N/A N/A ($0.93) -11.29
FactSet Research Systems $1.18 billion 5.48 $414.14 million $8.55 19.27

FactSet Research Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Everyday Health. Everyday Health is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than FactSet Research Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Everyday Health has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FactSet Research Systems has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.


FactSet Research Systems beats Everyday Health on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Everyday Health Company Profile

Everyday Health, Inc., formerly Waterfront Media Inc., operates a digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare marketers that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. The Company’s platform combines content from brands, data and analytics. The Company’s segment is providing digital health marketing and communications solutions. The Company’s flagship brand, Everyday Health, is a health information portal that provides consumers with actionable health information intended to empower users to manage their health and wellness. The Company’s flagship professional property, MedPage Today, includes a team of approximately 30 journalists, including editors, reporters and videographers, and provides clinical news based on research findings published in peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as research reported at various medical conferences around the world.

FactSet Research Systems Company Profile

Factset Research Systems Inc. is engaged in providing integrated financial information and big data analytical applications for the global investment community. The Company’s segments include the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. The U.S. segment services finance professionals, including financial institutions throughout the Americas. The European segment maintains offices in France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and Dubai. The Asia Pacific segment maintains office locations in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mumbai, India. The Company delivers insight and information to investment professionals through its analytics, service, content, and technology. Its offerings include a complete services solution focused on verifying, cleaning and loading portfolio data across asset classes, and an execution management system. The Company offers third-party content through desktop, wireless and off-platform solutions.

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