RMG Networks (NASDAQ: RMGN) and COMSCORE (OTCMKTS:SCOR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.
This table compares RMG Networks and COMSCORE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings for RMG Networks and COMSCORE, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
RMG Networks presently has a consensus target price of $1.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.95%. COMSCORE has a consensus target price of $24.00, suggesting a potential downside of 15.79%. Given RMG Networks’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe RMG Networks is more favorable than COMSCORE.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
2.0% of RMG Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.4% of COMSCORE shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.5% of RMG Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.9% of COMSCORE shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
RMG Networks has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, COMSCORE has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares RMG Networks and COMSCORE’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|RMG Networks||$37.60 million||0.24||-$4.77 million||N/A||N/A|
|COMSCORE||$368.82 million||4.43||-$6.76 million||N/A||N/A|
RMG Networks has higher earnings, but lower revenue than COMSCORE.
COMSCORE beats RMG Networks on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
RMG Networks Company Profile
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.
COMSCORE Company Profile
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.
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