Civeo (NYSE: CVEO) and COMSCORE (OTCMKTS:SCOR) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Civeo has a beta of 4.89, suggesting that its stock price is 389% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, COMSCORE has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.5% of Civeo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.4% of COMSCORE shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Civeo shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.9% of COMSCORE shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Civeo -19.92% -13.78% -7.76%
COMSCORE N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Civeo and COMSCORE, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Civeo 0 1 2 0 2.67
COMSCORE 0 2 0 0 2.00

Civeo currently has a consensus target price of $4.17, suggesting a potential upside of 103.25%. COMSCORE has a consensus target price of $24.00, suggesting a potential downside of 16.05%. Given Civeo’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Civeo is more favorable than COMSCORE.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Civeo $397.23 million 0.68 -$96.38 million ($0.61) -3.36
COMSCORE $368.82 million 4.44 -$6.76 million ($0.20) -142.95

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

Summary

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

Civeo 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.

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.

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