Financial Survey: comScore (SCOR) versus RMG Networks Holding Corporation (RMGN)
comScore (OTCMKTS: SCOR) and RMG Networks Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:RMGN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares comScore and RMG Networks Holding Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|comScore||$368.82 million||4.53||-$6.76 million||($0.20)||-145.75|
|RMG Networks Holding Corporation||$37.60 million||0.28||-$4.77 million||($0.49)||-1.96|
RMG Networks Holding Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than comScore. comScore is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RMG Networks Holding Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for comScore and RMG Networks Holding Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|RMG Networks Holding Corporation||0||1||0||0||2.00|
comScore currently has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.67%. RMG Networks Holding Corporation has a consensus price target of $1.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4.17%. Given RMG Networks Holding Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe RMG Networks Holding Corporation is more favorable than comScore.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
21.2% of comScore shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.7% of RMG Networks Holding Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of comScore shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 24.5% of RMG Networks Holding Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares comScore and RMG Networks Holding Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|RMG Networks Holding Corporation||-14.28%||-63.63%||-22.63%|
Volatility & Risk
comScore has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RMG Networks Holding Corporation has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.
comScore beats RMG Networks Holding Corporation on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
About RMG Networks Holding Corporation
RMG Networks Holding Corporation provides enterprise-class digital signage solutions. It offers suite of products, including proprietary software, software-embedded hardware, maintenance and support services, content and creative services, installation services, and third-party displays. The company provides Enterprise Server (ES), a robust software application server used to collect content from various applications and other data sources; and Media Players/Smart Digital Appliances, which are software pre-loaded media players that function as the content storage and rendering hardware between its ES content engine and the visual display end-points. It also offers Design Studio, a software used to design the look, feel, function, and timing of content played on end-point displays; InView, an integrated software product to deliver real-time business data and other content directly on employees devices; subscription content services, which provide business-appropriate news and current information; electronic displays, such as door displays; and MAX LED, LED display solutions for indoor and outdoor market applications. In addition, the company provides product maintenance, subscription-based content, custom creative, and installation and training services. It serves financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, utility, and transportation industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. RMG Networks Holding Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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