Analyzing 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 investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

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 8.22% 40.17% 12.67%
Everyday Health -9.73% -14.40% -6.75%

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 50.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Broadridge Financial Solutions has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Broadridge Financial Solutions and Everyday Health, as reported 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 0 0 0 N/A

Broadridge Financial Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $85.50, suggesting a potential downside of 2.37%. Given Broadridge Financial Solutions’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Broadridge Financial Solutions is more favorable than Everyday Health.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.1% of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.1% of Everyday Health shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.8% of Everyday Health shares are held 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.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Broadridge Financial Solutions $4.14 billion 2.46 $326.80 million $2.87 30.52
Everyday Health N/A N/A N/A ($0.70) -15.00

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.

Summary

Broadridge Financial Solutions beats Everyday Health on 9 of the 11 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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