Financial Analysis: TiVo (TIVO) and The Joint (JYNT)

TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) and The Joint (NASDAQ:JYNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TiVo and The Joint’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TiVo $826.46 million 2.19 -$37.95 million $0.98 15.05
The Joint $25.16 million 3.92 -$3.27 million ($0.25) -29.00

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

Profitability

This table compares TiVo and The Joint’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TiVo -4.59% 4.02% 2.34%
The Joint -13.01% -66.74% -20.11%

Dividends

TiVo pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. The Joint does not pay a dividend. TiVo pays out 73.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for TiVo and The Joint, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TiVo 0 0 5 0 3.00
The Joint 0 0 4 0 3.00

TiVo presently has a consensus target price of $23.50, suggesting a potential upside of 59.32%. The Joint has a consensus target price of $6.82, suggesting a potential downside of 5.98%. Given TiVo’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe TiVo is more favorable than The Joint.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.2% of TiVo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.6% of The Joint shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.5% of TiVo shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of The Joint shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

TiVo has a beta of -0.21, meaning that its share price is 121% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Joint has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

TiVo beats The Joint on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TiVo

TiVo Corporation provides entertainment technology and audience insights worldwide. Its Intellectual Property Licensing segment licenses its patent portfolio to multi-channel video service providers, including cable, satellite, and Internet-protocol television providers; set-top box manufacturers; and interactive television software and program guide providers in the online, over-the-top (OTT) video, and mobile phone businesses, as well as consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers. This segment's portfolio of licensable technology patents covers various aspects of content discovery, digital video recorder (DVR), video-on-demand (VOD), OTT experiences, multi-screen functionality, and personalization, as well as interactive applications and advertising. The company's Product segment offers platform solutions, such as TiVo Service Platform, a cloud-based service that powers the TiVo Service client software, which operates on set-top boxes in consumer homes, as well as applications that operate on third party software platforms, such as iOS and Android; interactive program guide (IPG) solutions that allow service providers to customize elements of the IPGs for their customers, and to upgrade the features and services they can offer; CE Guides under the G-GUIDE and HTML Guide brands; and CubiTV and TiVo Lite middleware solutions. It also provides television, sports, movies, music, celebrities, books, and video games metadata; advanced search, recommendation, and conversation services; data and analytics solutions; Ad Optimizer and Promotion Optimizer, browser based software-as-a-service applications; operator and seamless insights applications; IPG advertising services; analog content protection technologies; and VCR Plus+, connected platform, and media recognition products. The company was formerly known as Rovi Corporation and changed its name to TiVo Corporation in September 2016. TiVo Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in San Carlos, California.

About The Joint

The Joint Corp. develops, owns, operates, supports, and manages chiropractic clinics in the United States. It operates through direct ownership, management arrangements, franchising, and the sale of regional developer rights. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 352 franchised clinics and 47 company-owned or managed clinics. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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