tronc (NASDAQ: TRNC) and Daily Journal (NASDAQ:DJCO) are both small-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for tronc and Daily Journal, as provided by MarketBeat.
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This table compares tronc and Daily Journal’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Risk and Volatility
tronc has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Daily Journal has a beta of 1.7, suggesting that its share price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares tronc and Daily Journal’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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tronc has higher revenue and earnings than Daily Journal. Daily Journal is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than tronc, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
36.0% of tronc shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.7% of Daily Journal shares are held by institutional investors. 41.2% of tronc shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.5% of Daily Journal shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
tronc beats Daily Journal on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
tronc Company Profile
tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing Company, is a media company. As of December 25, 2016, the Company operated over 150 titles in nine markets. Its portfolio of news and information brands are in markets, including Los Angeles and San Diego, California; Chicago, Illinois; Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; Hartford, Connecticut; Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Newport News, Virginia. The Company also offers an array of customized marketing solutions, and publishes a number of niche products, including Hoy and El Sentinel. troncM’s media groups include the Chicago Tribune Media Group, the Los Angeles Times Media Group, the San Diego Media Group, the Sun Sentinel Media Group, the Orlando Sentinel Media Group, The Baltimore Sun Media Group, the Morning Call Media Group and the Daily Press Media Group. troncX consists of the Company’s digital revenues and related digital expenses from more than 130 digital platforms online and mobile applications.
Daily Journal Company Profile
Daily Journal Corporation publishes newspapers and Websites covering California and Arizona, and produces various specialized information services. The Company also serves as a newspaper representative specializing in public notice advertising. It operates through two segments: Traditional Business and Journal Technologies. The Traditional Business segment provides newspaper publishing and related services. The Journal Technologies segment supplies case management software systems and related products to courts, prosecutor and public defender offices, probation departments and other justice agencies, including administrative law organizations, city and county governments and bar associations. These organizations use the Journal Technologies family of products to help manage cases and information electronically, to interface with other justice partners and to extend electronic services to bar members and the public. Its subsidiary is Journal Technologies, Inc. (Journal Technologies).
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