Relx (NYSE: RENX) is one of 22 public companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Relx to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Relx and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Relx N/A N/A N/A
Relx Competitors 4.49% 18.17% 4.12%

Risk and Volatility

Relx has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Relx’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, indicating that their average share price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Relx and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Relx $9.31 billion $1.57 billion N/A
Relx Competitors $3.13 billion $588.72 million 1,462.34

Relx has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors.

Dividends

Relx pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 35.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Relx and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Relx 0 0 0 0 N/A
Relx Competitors 77 546 721 6 2.49

As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.37%. Given Relx’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Relx has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.2% of Relx shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.6% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.2% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Relx competitors beat Relx on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Relx Company Profile

RELX NV 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.

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