TheStreet (NASDAQ: TST) is one of 27 public companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare TheStreet to related companies based off the strength of its profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.8% of TheStreet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.7% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of TheStreet shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TheStreet and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
TheStreet $62.38 million $19,389.00 -2.32
TheStreet Competitors $3.37 billion $985.80 million 16.25

TheStreet’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than TheStreet. TheStreet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

TheStreet has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TheStreet’s peers have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for TheStreet and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TheStreet 0 0 2 0 3.00
TheStreet Competitors 138 611 708 13 2.41

TheStreet presently has a consensus target price of $2.05, indicating a potential upside of 132.95%. All “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential downside of 0.90%. Given TheStreet’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe TheStreet is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares TheStreet and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TheStreet -21.87% -1.30% -0.71%
TheStreet Competitors 7.53% 28.18% 5.31%

Summary

TheStreet peers beat TheStreet on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

TheStreet Company Profile

TheStreet, Inc. (TheStreet) is a digital financial media company focused on the financial, and mergers and acquisitions environment. The Company’s collection of digital services provides users, subscribers and advertisers with a range of content and tools through a range of online, social media, tablet and mobile channels. With a suite of digital services, TheStreet offers the tools and insights needed to make informed decisions about earning, investing, saving and spending money. TheStreet provides interactive multimedia coverage of the financial markets, economy, industry trends, investment and financial planning. Its subscription products are designed to address the needs of investors with various areas of interest, including fledgling investors, day and swing traders, and fundamental, technical and options traders. Its RateWatch business publishes bank rate market information on a subscription basis to financial institutions and government agencies.

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