COMSCORE (OTCMKTS:SCOR) and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and valuation.
This table compares COMSCORE and eBay’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for COMSCORE and eBay, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
COMSCORE presently has a consensus price target of $30.50, suggesting a potential upside of 76.81%. eBay has a consensus price target of $46.25, suggesting a potential upside of 45.81%. Given COMSCORE’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe COMSCORE is more favorable than eBay.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
25.6% of COMSCORE shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.8% of eBay shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of COMSCORE shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of eBay shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
COMSCORE has a beta of 0.41, indicating that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, eBay has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares COMSCORE and eBay’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|COMSCORE||$403.54 million||2.48||-$281.39 million||N/A||N/A|
|eBay||$9.57 billion||3.28||-$1.02 billion||$1.63||19.46|
COMSCORE has higher earnings, but lower revenue than eBay.
eBay beats COMSCORE on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
comScore, Inc. operates as an information and analytics company that measures audiences, consumer behavior, and advertising across media platforms worldwide. The company offers digital audience products and services, including Media Metrix and Mobile Metrix, Video Metrix, Plan Metrix, and comScore marketing solutions, which provide person-centric insights across various devices and can capture various types of content. It also provides television (TV) and cross-platform audience products and services to measure consumer TV viewership and behavior across digital and TV platforms, such as TV Essentials, StationView Essentials, OnDemand Essentials, and Cross-Platform suite. In addition, the company offers advertising products comprising validated Campaign Essentials, Lift Models, and Activation solutions, which enable customers to execute, measure, and optimize ad campaigns and to protect the integrity of their brands. Further, it provides movies products and services to measure movie viewership and box office results by capturing movie ticket sales in real time or near real time, which include Box Office Essentials, Box Office Analytics, Swift, and Hollywood Software. The company serves local and national television broadcasters and content owners, network operators, digital content publishers and Internet technology companies, advertising agencies, movie studios, hardware device and component manufacturers, financial service companies, manufacturers and retailers of consumer products, and political campaigns and related organizations. comScore, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
eBay Inc. operates commerce platforms that connect various buyers and sellers worldwide. Its platforms enable sellers to organize and offer their inventory for sale; and buyers to find and purchase it virtually. The company's Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay mobile apps; and StubHub platforms comprise its online ticket platform at stubhub.com, and the StubHub mobile apps and online ticket platform that connect fans with their favorite sporting events, shows, and artists, as well as enables them to buy and sell tickets. Its Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands, such as mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Kleinanzeigen, and others, which offer online classifieds to enable people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. The company's platforms enable users to find, buy, sell, and pay for items through various online, mobile, and offline channels that include retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, classifieds, directories, search engines, commerce participants, shopping channels, and networks. eBay Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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