Relx Plc (NYSE: RELX) and CoreLogic (NYSE:CLGX) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

Relx Plc pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. CoreLogic does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Relx Plc N/A N/A N/A
CoreLogic 4.86% 17.10% 4.37%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.2% of Relx Plc shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.3% of CoreLogic shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of CoreLogic shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Relx Plc and CoreLogic, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Relx Plc 0 1 3 0 2.75
CoreLogic 1 3 3 0 2.29

CoreLogic has a consensus price target of $45.86, suggesting a potential downside of 2.56%. Given CoreLogic’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CoreLogic is more favorable than Relx Plc.

Risk and Volatility

Relx Plc has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CoreLogic has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Relx Plc $9.71 billion 4.79 $2.93 billion N/A N/A
CoreLogic $1.91 billion 2.08 $404.81 million $1.06 44.40

Relx Plc has higher revenue and earnings than CoreLogic.

Summary

CoreLogic beats Relx Plc on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Relx Plc

RELX PLC 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.

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.

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