Contrasting Corelogic (CLGX) & ZIX (ZIXI)

Corelogic (NYSE:CLGX) and ZIX (NASDAQ:ZIXI) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Corelogic and ZIX, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corelogic 1 6 3 0 2.20
ZIX 0 1 1 0 2.50

Corelogic presently has a consensus price target of $49.13, suggesting a potential upside of 8.28%. ZIX has a consensus price target of $5.13, suggesting a potential upside of 6.11%. Given Corelogic’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Corelogic is more favorable than ZIX.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.7% of Corelogic shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.1% of ZIX shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Corelogic shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.7% of ZIX shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Corelogic has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ZIX has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Corelogic and ZIX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corelogic 9.74% 20.14% 4.96%
ZIX -10.72% 10.74% 6.13%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Corelogic and ZIX’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Corelogic $1.85 billion 1.98 $152.16 million $1.95 23.27
ZIX $65.66 million 3.98 -$8.05 million $0.08 60.38

Corelogic has higher revenue and earnings than ZIX. Corelogic is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ZIX, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Corelogic beats ZIX on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Corelogic

CoreLogic, Inc. provides property information, analytics, and data-enabled services in North America, Western Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company's Property Intelligence segment owns or licenses loan information, property sales and characteristic information, property risk and replacement cost, natural hazard data, geospatial data, parcel maps, and mortgage-backed securities information. This segment's products and services include data licensing and analytics, data-enabled advisory services, platform solutions, and valuation solutions. This segment delivers information directly to clients in a standard format over the Web, through customizable software platforms, or in bulk data form. CoreLogic, Inc.'s Risk Management and Work Flow segment owns or licenses loan information, property sales and characteristic information, natural hazard data, parcel maps, employment verification, criminal records, and eviction records. It offers credit and screening solutions, which provide comprehensive data about credit history, income verification, home address history, evictions, criminal records, and additional proprietary sources; and property tax processing solutions to advise mortgage originators and servicers. This segment also provides flood data services, such as flood zone determinations primarily to mortgage lenders; and software and workflow platforms to the financial services market through a suite of enterprise lending automation services. The company provides its services to mortgage lenders, brokers, credit unions, commercial banks, investment banks, fixed-income investors, real estate agents, MLS companies, property and casualty insurance companies, government agencies, and government-sponsored enterprises. The company was formerly known as The First American Corporation and changed its name to CoreLogic, Inc. in June 2010. CoreLogic, Inc. was incorporated in 1894 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

About ZIX

Zix Corporation provides email encryption, threat protection, archiving, bring-your-own-device security, and data loss prevention solutions for the healthcare, financial services, insurance, and government sectors primarily in the United States. The company offers Zix Email Encryption that allows an enterprise to use policy-driven rules to determine email messages that should be sent securely to comply with regulations or company-defined policies. It a0lso provides ZixDirectory, an email encryption community to share identities; Best Method of Delivery, a protocol that automatically determines means of delivery based on the sender's and recipient's communications environment and preferences; and ZixEncrypt, which automatically encrypts and decrypts messages with sensitive content. In addition, the company offers ZixProtect that defends organizations from zero-day malware, ransomware, phishing, CEO fraud, W-2 phishing attacks, spam, and viruses in email; and ZixArchive, a cloud-based email retention solution that enables user retrieval, compliance, and e-discovery. Further, it provides ZixOne, a mobile email app, which offers access to corporate email while never allowing that data to be persistently stored on the device where it is vulnerable to loss or theft. Zix Corporation offers its services through a direct sales force; and a network of resellers and other distribution partners. It has strategic partnership with Digital Guardian to deliver email encryption with enterprise data loss prevention. The company was formerly known as ZixIt Corporation and changed its name to Zix Corporation in 2002. Zix Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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