RELX PLC (NYSE: RELX) and Everyday Health (NYSE:EVDY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

RELX PLC has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Everyday Health has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares RELX PLC and Everyday Health’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RELX PLC $9.57 billion 4.58 $2.89 billion N/A N/A
Everyday Health N/A N/A N/A ($0.93) -11.29

RELX PLC has higher revenue and earnings than Everyday Health.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.2% of RELX PLC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.1% of Everyday Health shares are held by institutional investors. 19.8% of Everyday Health shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares RELX PLC and Everyday Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RELX PLC N/A N/A N/A
Everyday Health -9.73% -14.40% -6.75%

Dividends

RELX PLC pays an annual dividend of $0.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Everyday Health does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for RELX PLC and Everyday Health, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RELX PLC 0 1 5 0 2.83
Everyday Health 0 4 0 0 2.00

Everyday Health has a consensus target price of $10.63, indicating a potential upside of 1.19%. Given Everyday Health’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Everyday Health is more favorable than RELX PLC.

Summary

RELX PLC beats Everyday Health on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RELX PLC

RELX PLC 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.

About Everyday Health

Everyday Health, Inc., formerly Waterfront Media Inc., operates a digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare marketers that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. The Company’s platform combines content from brands, data and analytics. The Company’s segment is providing digital health marketing and communications solutions. The Company’s flagship brand, Everyday Health, is a health information portal that provides consumers with actionable health information intended to empower users to manage their health and wellness. The Company’s flagship professional property, MedPage Today, includes a team of approximately 30 journalists, including editors, reporters and videographers, and provides clinical news based on research findings published in peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as research reported at various medical conferences around the world.

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