Head to Head Analysis: Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI) & The Competition
Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE: TRI) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Thomson Reuters Corp to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Thomson Reuters Corp and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Thomson Reuters Corp||$11.20 billion||$2.52 billion||11.30|
|Thomson Reuters Corp Competitors||$3.41 billion||$997.58 million||16.79|
Thomson Reuters Corp has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Thomson Reuters Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility & Risk
Thomson Reuters Corp has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Thomson Reuters Corp’s peers have a beta of 0.99, suggesting that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Thomson Reuters Corp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Thomson Reuters Corp||26.81%||13.64%||6.42%|
|Thomson Reuters Corp Competitors||6.96%||27.28%||5.01%|
Thomson Reuters Corp pays an annual dividend of $1.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Thomson Reuters Corp pays out 33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 31.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Thomson Reuters Corp has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
26.2% of Thomson Reuters Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.7% 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.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Thomson Reuters Corp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Thomson Reuters Corp||1||6||5||0||2.33|
|Thomson Reuters Corp Competitors||72||504||675||6||2.49|
Thomson Reuters Corp presently has a consensus price target of $51.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.92%. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.76%. Given Thomson Reuters Corp’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Thomson Reuters Corp is more favorable than its peers.
Thomson Reuters Corp peers beat Thomson Reuters Corp on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
Thomson Reuters Corp Company Profile
Thomson Reuters Corporation (Thomson Reuters) is a Canada-based provider of news and information for professional markets. The Company is organized in three business units: Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting. The Financial & Risk unit is a provider of critical news, information and analytics, enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals. The Legal unit is a provider of critical online and print information, decision tools, software and services that support legal, investigation, business and government professionals around the world. The Tax & Accounting unit is a provider of integrated tax compliance and accounting information, software and services for professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government. The Company also operates Reuters, Global Growth Organization (GGO) and Enterprise Technology & Operations (ET&O). Thomson Reuters operates in over 100 countries.
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