Head-To-Head Review: Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR) and Everyday Health (EVDY)

Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) and Everyday Health (NYSE:EVDY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Dividends

Broadridge Financial Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Everyday Health does not pay a dividend. Broadridge Financial Solutions pays out 53.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Everyday Health has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.7% of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.1% of Everyday Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.8% of Everyday Health shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Broadridge Financial Solutions has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its share price is 1% 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Broadridge Financial Solutions and Everyday Health, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Broadridge Financial Solutions 0 2 0 0 2.00
Everyday Health 0 4 0 0 2.00

Broadridge Financial Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $74.00, indicating a potential downside of 11.49%. Everyday Health has a consensus price target of $10.63, indicating a potential upside of 1.19%. Given Everyday Health’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Everyday Health is more favorable than Broadridge Financial Solutions.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Broadridge Financial Solutions and Everyday Health’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Broadridge Financial Solutions $4.14 billion 2.35 $704.70 million $2.73 30.63
Everyday Health N/A N/A N/A ($0.93) -11.29

Broadridge Financial Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Everyday Health. Everyday Health is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Broadridge Financial Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Broadridge Financial Solutions and Everyday Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Broadridge Financial Solutions 7.89% 37.99% 12.30%
Everyday Health -9.73% -14.40% -6.75%

Summary

Broadridge Financial Solutions beats Everyday Health on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Broadridge Financial Solutions Company Profile

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (Broadridge) is a provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds and corporate issuers. The Company’s segments include Investor Communication Solutions, and Global Technology and Operations. The Company offers Bank/Broker-Dealer Investor Communication Solutions, Customer Communication Solutions, Corporate Issuer Solutions, Advisor Solutions and Mutual Fund and Retirement Solutions through Investor Communication Solutions segment. The Company offers a middle- and back-office securities processing platform for North American and global broker-dealers. Its services include investor and customer communications, securities processing, and data and analytics solutions. The Company delivers a range of solutions that helps its clients serve their retail and institutional customers across the entire investment lifecycle, including pre-trade, trade, and post-trade processing functionality.

Everyday Health Company Profile

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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