Civeo (NYSE: CVEO) and COMSCORE (OTCMKTS:SCOR) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Civeo and COMSCORE’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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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.
This is a summary of current ratings for Civeo and COMSCORE, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Civeo currently has a consensus price target of $4.17, indicating a potential upside of 33.12%. COMSCORE has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential downside of 16.65%. Given Civeo’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Civeo is more favorable than COMSCORE.
This table compares Civeo and COMSCORE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
78.6% 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Civeo has a beta of 4.84, meaning that its share price is 384% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, COMSCORE has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.
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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