TheStreet (NASDAQ: TST) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare TheStreet to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.8% of TheStreet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.7% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of TheStreet shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

TheStreet has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TheStreet’s competitors have a beta of 0.99, indicating that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for TheStreet and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TheStreet 0 0 2 0 3.00
TheStreet Competitors 139 620 715 13 2.40

TheStreet presently has a consensus price target of $2.05, indicating a potential upside of 118.09%. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential upside of 1.80%. Given TheStreet’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe TheStreet is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
TheStreet $62.38 million $19,389.00 -2.47
TheStreet Competitors $3.19 billion $932.62 million 16.07

TheStreet’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than TheStreet. TheStreet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TheStreet -21.87% -1.30% -0.71%
TheStreet Competitors 6.71% 28.60% 5.38%

Summary

TheStreet competitors beat TheStreet on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About TheStreet

TheStreet, Inc. (TheStreet) is a digital financial media company focused on the financial, and mergers and acquisitions environment. The Company’s collection of digital services provides users, subscribers and advertisers with a range of content and tools through a range of online, social media, tablet and mobile channels. With a suite of digital services, TheStreet offers the tools and insights needed to make informed decisions about earning, investing, saving and spending money. TheStreet provides interactive multimedia coverage of the financial markets, economy, industry trends, investment and financial planning. Its subscription products are designed to address the needs of investors with various areas of interest, including fledgling investors, day and swing traders, and fundamental, technical and options traders. Its RateWatch business publishes bank rate market information on a subscription basis to financial institutions and government agencies.

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